I just tasted my first Northern Brewer Dead Ringer IPA after following directions to a T from the brew all the way through to bottle conditioning (and the usual care in sanitizing all equipment).
The taste is fine, but more bitter a lot more body than I expected, virtually no head and also the beer came out a lot darker than in the picture. This is supposed to be a session beer but I can’t picture myself drinking more than one in a sitting.
Trying to troubleshoot what may have gone wrong… It was my first double fermentation process so maybe something went wrong in the transition? Temperature should have been fine, 64-68 range throughout. Or is it possible something wasn’t sanitized? Would love to hear an expert opinion on this.