Hello. I brewed the 5-gallon recipe of NB Ferocious IPA. Frankly, I'm disappointed at the taste. To my taste, it's not anywhere near as hoppy as advertised. I think it's more like a cross between an IPA and a porter. Any thoughts? Thanks.
I’ve never made this but it shouldn’t be anywhere near a porter. You can reach out to NB customer service.
Could be mailard effect. Or brew volume off. I never did brew ferocious ipa. Was it all grain. Or exract. You can try to dry hop bit more unless its in the bottle allready
Looking at the all grain version of the kit I would guess that the hop combo/blen of Simcoe/Amarillo is not to your liking. Simcoe can be a bit on the “ammonia “ and dank end of tastes and smells which some people don’t enjoy.