My latest batch of IPA has come out really unpleasantly bitter, it was only supposed to be about 45 IBUs, using a combination of Northdown, Target and Bobek for bittering (60 minutes) and some more Bobek at flame out and for dry hopping. But I think I may have messup up somewhere as it tastes like it's much much higher than that...
I've not bottled it yet (it's still in the secondary - been there for a couple of weeks), so I was wondering if there was a way I could rescue this batch, or at least make it more pleasant to drink?
Is there something I could add to the secondary, prior to bottling?
Should I just shove it in the bottles and age it for a while to see if it mellows out?
If it's still too harsh after aging, would it be worth trying to blend it with another beer to counteract the over the top bitterness? If yes, what do you suggest, something more malty?
Here's the details on the hops as requested in the comments...
- Northdown (8.1% AA) - 23g at 60min
- Target (9.3% AA) - 23g at 60min
- Bobek (5.25% AA) - 23g at 0min, 20g dry hop for 4 days
OG was 1.059, FG was 1.012