Sunday, October 28, 2012

Batch #7 - Redemption Pale Ale

Batch #7. First batch ordered from Midwest Supplies.  This was to make up for the Pale Ale that was tried before (I needed a hoppy beer!), hence the name choice. First time using the Amarillo hops - which were very good!

Style: Extract Brew
Sub-Style: American Pale Ale (10 A)
Malts: Carapils Malt
            Caramel 40L Malt
Malt Extract: Gold Light Malt Extract
                        Light Dry Malt Extract 
Hops: Bittering - Columbus
           Flavoring - Amarillo
           Aroma - Amarillo
Yeast: Wyeast - Northwest Ale 1332 Activator
Number of Bottles: 55.5 (12 oz. bottles)
Original Gravity: 1.050 (77°F)
Final Gravity: 1.016 (70°F)
Percent Alcohol: 4.5% by Volume
Comments: This one did much better than our first attempt at a American Pale Ale.  There seemed to be too much carbonation in this over time.  Still the hoppy character of the Amarillo hops shine in the beer.  The hops were piney and woody which balanced nicely with the malts.
                     Testing Date: 1/3/13
                    Aroma: 6 out of 12
                    Appearance: 2.5 out of 3
                    Flavor: 15 out of 20
                    Mouthfeel: 3 out of 5
                    Overall Impression: 6 out of 10
                    Total: 32.5 out of 50

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