Just wanted to share a brew that turned out great. It was meant to be a bit lower in gravity, but I think the package of LME was mislabeled. It still turned out light and easy to drink, but about 8% abv and with a nice little complexity. Total sneak attack, though, and it's a good idea to have a couple chili dogs or a burger in your stomach when you start drinking.
This was meant to be a cream ale, but maybe it's more like a pre-prohibition cream ale because of the high gravity. I made it for a baby shower and the guys loved it. Put it up on my blog, too. (Beware, blog is lame.)
Tyson's Punch Out
American Cream Ale
6 lbs. Alexander's Pale LME (probably more like 8 lbs.)
1 lb. Dry Rice Extract
1/2 lb. Cane Sugar
1/2 oz. Columbus hops (14.2% AA) boiled for 40 minutes
1 oz. Saaz hops (3.5% AA) boiled for 1 minute.
Fermented with 1 packet of Nottingham Dry Yeast
SRM: 5 (yellow)