|Thunderbolt, the pale ale|
7/11: 1.5 weeks in primary - 1.009 gravity. Hop bitterness is nearly the same as the original recipe. Centennial & Mt. Hood flavor totally unabridged. Hop aroma seems to be leaning toward pine, though at this early in fermentation it's not all that different from the aroma profile of the original recipe. Secondary transfer 7/12.
7/17: 1 oz. Columbus added to secondary. Estimated 7.7% ABV.
7/22: Dry hopping & secondary has mellowed the piney characteristic to a lull. Simcoe flavor is well-replicated, if only very slightly muted by the substitution blend. Really, there's little difference from earlier Thunderbolt brews.
|Thunderbolt, the siren|
It seems the Simcoe substitute blend did well for the T-bolt. I give thumbs up to the blend. Brew on!