Saturday, January 14, 2012
Dark Side of the Moon - Black IPA Tasting Session
I changed up the recipe slightly on my black IPA - going with Midnight Wheat in lieu of Carafa II de-husked. Overall, a very clean drinkable black IPA, light-medium body with some slight astringency. Perceived dryness likely coming from very slight astringency. The head retention is really outstanding, persisting through entire tasting session and never fully dissipating. I need to dry this beer out and eliminate the astringency. Finished at 1020 gravity, should be down around 1012.