I did my IPA for the NCB back in Dec...
I like the beer, but not sure it will quite cut it in the comp...But I will bring along some bottles any way...
I think it needs more hop aroma...
I will re brew and move the 15min hops to 10 and double the flame out hops....
The stats for my IPA
Hops are English Challenger and first gold
Malt bill and attenuation and ferment were where I wanted them but it just lacked the hop aroma I hoped for
First attempt has good colour with orange tint andnicewhite Lacey head.
Nice juicy malt balanced by an assertive bitterness with marmaladey english hops and more hops anda dry finish
really nice easy drinker for the gravity and bitterness but I feelitwould lose out examples with lots of late/dry hopping
Remember LB that white shield is in the region of 22-24 EBC
So don't be down on it just because it turned out darker than you thought...
I will be bringing bottles of both brews for sampling!