I brewed five gallons of beer a couple months back - a 7.6% ABV IPA. Everything seemed fine technically with the brewing, fermenting, and kegging. Strangely though, the beer has a "burn" to it... that's the best way I can describe it. It burns all the way down the throat... nothing that can't be tolerated though. I've brewed stronger beers without this "burn" before. Could this feeling simply be the alcohol or something else? None of my other higher ABV beers did this. One thing I did differently was... well, I got a "wild hair" while boiling the wort... and threw in some fresh basil leaves(maybe a dozen) near the end of the boil. The basil plants were in the kitchen window sill and I've brewed a stout with cayenne pepper that turned out great hence my experimental bent. Just wondering if the basil could've imparted this burning sensation. Any thoughts would be appreciated.