I am in the middle of fermentation on my first batch of homebrew, it's a Double IPA from Brewer's best.
During my boil, I added Columbus hops at the start and after 45 minutes, in addition to some cascade hops at the conclusion of my boil. My boil was 12/14, and I noticed bubbling about 24 hours later as expected.
I was also able to previously smell the aroma of the hops during the fermentation. It smelled very similar to how the pellet hops smelled in the package.
Two questions; is it normal to smell the hop aroma during fermentation, and then if so, is it normal for the aroma to disappear?
Also, again, if this is all normal, does the disappearance of the aroma tell me anything about how the fermentation is progressing?