Originally Posted by fantasyhockeygeek
Congrats, tgraveline! Awesome ride ahead, buddy.
My dark-as-night hop-bomb, Mount Crumpit Cascadian Dark Ale*, gets bottled this weekend. The wort was incredible, the sample on transfer to the secondary was also great. Really looking forward to this baby, and will try and find a commercial reference of a similar style so you cats can taste the goodness.
Next up will be an IPA, hopefully aimed at tropical fruit character in the malt to go with the hoptasticness. I'm thinking Williamette and Citra hops to balance the Cascade/Centennial/Columbus and a more british-style yeast to give the fruit flavours. It'll likely land somewhere between Red Racer IPA and Pliny the Elder based on clone recipes for those and what I'll be putting in this one. Very excited about it.
* props to anyone who gets the reference without Mr Google.
Man, that ale sounds awesome. Will there be any left for the Whos down in Whoville? The teacher and Dad in me got that right away...great name!!
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