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I brewed an IPA extract kit,it spent three weeks in the fermenter,one week cold crashing and only one week in the bottle and it taste fantastic!!! The only thing I did different was pitched at a cooler temp than normal and cold crashed for a week.It usually takes four to six weeks of bottle conditioning to get it right,but after one week its fully carbonated and taste great with no detectable off flavors!

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Nice job. IPAs are best young in my opinion. Sounds like you pitched an adequate amount of yeast into well aerated wort at the proper temp. Always a great Recipie for a quick turnaround...

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IPAs tend to be a bit more forgiving in the brewing process department. The increase in hop bitterness/flavor will tend to mask slight imperfections from fermenting to hot, under pitching, unbalanced recipe, "green" flavors, etc.

Only a week in the bottle and fully carbonated sounds like a potential problem.. Meaning ok to drink know but in 3-4 weeks will be over carbonated. Just currious what your priming method/calculation was and was it a Mr Beer Ipa recipe or one you put together yourself?

Sounds like you got yourself a nice beer to drink! Always fun when you crack open a Homebrew and taste great. Cheers!

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Put another bottle in the fridge to chill if this one is as good tasting and well carbonated as the first, I will put them all in the fridge to stop the yeast from over carbonating the beer.

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Would the same thing work for an IPL?  I made the Turncoat IPL recipe.  Generally, I have done 3 ferm, 2 carb, 2 lager... If I skip the lager stage, would it be good?

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I was reading up IPAs on Wikipedia. I was surprised at the traditional low ABV. Less than 5%. I guess in the UK folks consumed a lot more volume of beer, so no need for beer with high ABV. I can remember for example media articles citing industrial workers and miners drinking up to 13 pints in a session (5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. pub opening time session, and 20 oz pints.) I found 3 pints was enough for me usually and I have no idea how they did it, especially considering bathroom time cutting down on drinking time - lol.

 

I did visit a Burton brewery while at college and the beer they gave us as samples was much stronger than the normal pub fare.

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