Saturday, June 06, 2020

Update on Foothills IPA vs Odell IPA

Well ... my 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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