7.7.16 Taking Flight Tasting Review

I’ve had taking flight on tap for about a week now and must say that this is an excellent beer.  It’s crisp, refreshing, and perfect for unwinding in the summer.  It’s about as visually appealing as a hazy NEIPA gets.  The nose is all grapefruit that really opens up as it warms.  3 oz. dry hop in the keg (2.5 gallon keg) seems to be the magic number for me.

At first taste, the beer was all strawberry on the taste.  After a few days, it’s settled into a grapefruit flavor.  There’s probably only a few pours left in this keg!

I am completely satisfied with this beer.  The next time I make this, I will increase the mash temperature by a few degrees to pull out a little bit more sweetness.  Currently its dry, but not to an unpleasant point.  I feel that this could step into the juicy territory with a mash temp of 154F-155F as opposed to 150F as was the temp in this mash.  Not necessary, but never settle for good enough.



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