I added the last packet of hops to the secondary fermenter last weekend. The beer looks and smells like beer and it doesn’t seem to have spoiled, at least as far as I can tell. There are some specks of something floating around on top, but a friend of mine said I’d know whether something went wrong once I start bottling. He added that, if the yeast did it’s job, it’s taking care of any other bacteria that might get in there and you can also tell by the smell.
But even if this didn’t work out, I’ll definitely give it another shot. And it does smell like beer (and it definitely smells like an IPA), so the basics seem to have worked out just fine.
Curious what it will be like.