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Offline Iliff Ave

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another episode of categorize this beer
« on: December 12, 2014, 07:44:50 am »
47% two row
47% munich
4% crystal
2% special b

1.070
~16 SRM
columbus, centennial, simcoe hops @ 60, 20, 10, 0 for ~51 IBUs

us05 yeast

I won a blue ribbon from my first attempt in the specialty category but it bugs me that I don't have a style to call it...maybe American Style Old Ale?

It is very malty with a slight dark fruit character from the special b. Considerable alcohol warmth and a bit too dry which causes it to be slightly sharp. Good hop balance that stands up to malt and provides a nice profile.

Above is the second attempt. The first attempt calculated to about ~18 SRM but a judge thought it was closer to 20 SRM. That original recipe used Red X in place of Munich and darker crystal malts. I wanted the beer to be more 'amber/red' so I dropped the calculated SRM by a couple of points. The sample looked way too light but tasted very close to the first version. it is currently carbing in bottles.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2014, 08:03:01 am by goschman »
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Offline Iliff Ave

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Re: another episode of categorize this beer
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2014, 07:58:04 am »
Looks like American Strong Ale is going to be added to the new guidelines? That might be a winner...
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Re: another episode of categorize this beer
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2014, 07:59:29 am »
Yep, American Strong Ale seems like the closest.
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Re: another episode of categorize this beer
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2014, 08:50:11 am »
It goes in the "Arrogant Bastard" category... um, I mean "American Strong Ale"
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Re: another episode of categorize this beer
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2014, 08:54:07 am »
It goes in the "Arrogant Bastard" category... um, I mean "American Strong Ale"

Never thought of an Arrogant Bastard connection. I probably haven't had that beer in over 5 years..."Arrogant Bastard Style Ale" it is!
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Fermenting: IPA
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