Foothills India Pale Ale is almost gone.
It didn't last very long. It is so delicious, and Shelter-in-Place means I am drinking beer.
Well ... I drank beer before Shelter-in-Place so I probably can't blame SIP.
But, anyhoo ....
As I'm sure you remember, Foothills IPA is designed to be similar to Odell Brewing Company's IPA, and I used the AHA Odell IPA Clone recipe as the base.
Thus, it makes sense that I would compare Foothills IPA to the Odell Brewing Company's IPA.
A couple of weeks ago, I did the comparison ... see Foothills IPA vs Odell IPA.
Originally, the main difference between the two beers was that mine was considerably more hazy than Odell's.
Just a couple days later, mine was closer, but still a bit hazier.
Now ... Foothills IPA is actually more clear than Odell's.
Color is still pretty close. Foothills might be just a bit darker now, but not so much that you'd notice if you didn't look at them side-by-side.
The bitterness / hop flavor / hop aroma / malt flavor is now almost exactly the same.
Now ... the biggest difference is that Odell IPA has more carbonation. As a result, it has a longer lasting, thicker head.
I am very proud that my IPA lines up so closely with the Odell IPA. I'm going to have to brew this recipe again in the future.
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