Tonight, I made a mistake… One that I probably should have known better about, but I did it anyways. I was going to write a review of Northwoods Wall-IPA, a pretty decent IPA all said and done, it has a nice citrusy aroma, a nice off-white head, and a great hop forward flavor with a citrusy finish. It isn’t as overwhelmingly hoppy like a few of the extreme IPAs out there, it has more of a softer IPA bitterness like a British IPA. It’s a pretty good beer and I would love to try Northwood’s other beers.
So back to the point of this post, my mistake... Unfortunately it did not occur to me that this might be a bottle conditioned beer, so I unfortunately poured the whole beer, rather than leaving the yeast behind in the bottle. Unfortunately, this made an otherwise clear beer cloudy. It gave a citrusy scent a yeasty, bready finish. The hop forward flavor that I experienced in previous bottles was dulled by the yeast, although the strong citrusy finish remained.
It is a pretty damned good beer that was harmed due to a bad pour, or rather it would have been a good pour if only it was not bottle conditioned. I will need to be more careful in the future so that I leave any possible yeast sediment behind.