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Homebrew: Imperial IPA (Catnipa) -Bottling and tasting

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Today I bottled the keg of my latest Imperial IPA, aka Catnipa. Pia has again designed a nice label for the beer. The beer pours with a slight hazy amber color, and a slight off-white head is formed, that collapses quite quickly, leaving some lacing along the glass and an oily surface. The aroma is very hop-dominated, with dank tones of resin, citrus (grapefruit), and tropical fruits (pineapple and mango). There is some caramel behind the hops as well. The flavor begins with some caramel, but is quickly overtaken by a dank, resiny, piney, citrusy and earthy hoppiness, that clings on until the semi-dry and bitter finish. I’m quite happy with how this one turned out, as it is packed lots of hoppy goodness. Surprisingly drinkable for such a bitter and quite strong (with regards to ABV) beer. Hopefully this improves further with some time in the bottle, and hopefully the aroma stays for a while as well.

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