I couldn't believe my eyes, hears, and tastebuds! It looked like beer, sounded like beer, and even tasted like a yummy beer! It had the right profile of a Belgian IPA, strong flavor and high alcohol content with an ABV of 6%. The complex flavors of piney, herbal and citrus came through in the aroma, taste and finish. It was spot on with the exception of a little too much carbonation. My friend Jesse, from Ale Syndicate, pointed out that the extra bubbles were probably caused by adding a bit too much priming sugar on bottling day.
I was in pure amazement. I had created this tasty alcoholic beverage and the beer bug soon took over... I began plotting my next beers, cultivating my laundry list of recipes and flavor profiles.