Dec 8, 2019 - APA

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Dec 8, 2019 - APA

Post by amartin » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:50 pm

I didn't want to do anything crazy this year, just a regular good beer that I'd want to drink. APA usually works.

OG: 1.049
FG: 1.010
IBU: 38
SRM: 6
ABV: 5.12%

Recipe was for 5 gallons.

Grains:
9 lb Canada Malting 2 row (90%)
0.5 lb Crystal 39 (5%)
0.5 lb Oat Malt (5%)

Hops:
0.5 oz Magnum 11.7% (30 minutes)
0.65 oz Cascade 7.3% (flame out)
0.75 oz Sorachi Ace 11% (flame out)
0.65 oz Cascade 7.3% (dry hop)
0.75 oz Sorachi Ace 11% (dry hop)

Water:
Well water with estimates for mineral content and some gypsum added. Probably moderately hard without too many carbonates.

Yeast:
Mangrove Jack Liberty Bell, rehydrated.

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Post by oceanic_brew » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:42 pm

Absolutely phenomenal beer.

If it had Bret in it it would be Orval.

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Post by Halifax_Jeff » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:55 pm

Mine was infected. unfortunately I had to dump it. The neck of the bottle was gunked up with something on the inside which looks like the culprit. Thanks anyways it happens sometimes!

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Post by GCR » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:09 pm

Drinking this while planning future brews.

It is lovely. Great head and retention, nice body - a solid beer all around. Hops play well together too.Image

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Post by amartin » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:30 pm

Halifax_Jeff wrote:Mine was infected. unfortunately I had to dump it. The neck of the bottle was gunked up with something on the inside which looks like the culprit. Thanks anyways it happens sometimes!

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Oh, that’s embarrassing. Sorry about that, I’ll pm you to drop off another one.


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Post by jmacdonald » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:32 pm

Nice beer, easy drinking for sure. Would definetly have this as a daily drinker. :)
Thanks!

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Post by John G » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:58 pm

Nice carbonation and long lasting rocky head. Finishes super dry. Light bodied beer that would be a great summer crusher. Lots of citrus zest aromas. Nice one. Thanks for sharing :cheers:

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Post by Halifax_Jeff » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:39 pm

amartin wrote:
Halifax_Jeff wrote:Mine was infected. unfortunately I had to dump it. The neck of the bottle was gunked up with something on the inside which looks like the culprit. Thanks anyways it happens sometimes!

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Oh, that’s embarrassing. Sorry about that, I’ll pm you to drop off another one.


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Don't be it can happen to anyone!

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Re: Dec 8, 2019 - APA

Post by PMackie » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:16 pm

Having this now a day late. Pale Ales are my favourite style and this does not disappoint at all. It’s super good actually. Wish I had more than this one to drink. Great job!


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Post by LiverDance » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:05 pm

Great pale ale, nice mix of citrus style hops. One of the best uses of sorachi ace I’ve come across


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"Twenty years ago — a time, by the way, that hops such as Simcoe and Citra were already being developed, but weren’t about to find immediate popularity — there wasn’t a brewer on earth who would have gone to the annual Hop Growers of American convention and said, “I’m going to have a beer that we make 4,000 barrels of, one time a year. It flies off the shelf at damn near $20 a six-pack, and you know what it smells like? It smells like your cat ate your weed and then pissed in the Christmas tree.” - Bell’s Brewery Director of Operations John Mallet on the scent of their popular Hopslam.

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Post by darciandjenn » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:14 pm

Playing catch-up tonight - I think our bottle was slightly infected. At first I thought you had used a pin cherry yeast or something because it’s dominated by phenols and almost no hop flavour comes through. Oh well, it happens to us all. Thanks anyway!

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Post by mdentremont » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:31 pm

Drinking this now, am slightly kicking myself for opening it despite having a cold - it tastes delicious, but I feel like in missing half of the picture as I can't really smell right now :(.

Nevertheless, it is very tasty and I'm hoping the bitterness will clear up the sinuses haha


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Post by CartoonCod » Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:10 pm

Nice and easy drinking. Bitterness is spot on, malt character is subtle but still there to add some depth. I noticed a few notes of orange with hop resin. A bit overcarbed, but still pourable. Nice and dry. A nice beer to have after a day at work.

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Re: Dec 8, 2019 - APA

Post by mumblecrunch » Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:11 pm


I drank this last weekend on the tail end of an evening of several beers, so I can’t say I remember specific tasting notes, but I do remember it being a truly excellent APA. Amazing use of Sorachi Ace without the herbal side coming through too much.


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