For those interested, this ale turned out spectacular. It will be entered in the upcoming Bluebonnet, in Dallas, Texas.
An APA and a BGA will be the two entries. This yeast was a 2nd gen, and fermented more quickly than I'm used to. I am surprised how clean this ferment is, without the bready, fruity off flavors that I try to avoid.
Being hop forward, it is slightly like a Sierra Nevada, but much more subtle in character. A beer that those of us who are not IPA drinkers will enjoy!
Can't wait to see what the judges have to say.