I’ve gone over, numerous times, all the beers Wes and I went through this weekend. One we didn’t get to was a bottle of homebrew he brought. Even though he’s gone, the homebrew remained, so I opened it up with dinner last night.
I meant to get more of the back story on this one, but never managed to ask. What I do know is this is a hoppy pale ale. That’s good enough.
As you can see, this brew is highly carbonated. I poured this one very gently and it still rose through the glass extremely quickly. We discussed this over the weekend and Wes showed dissatisfaction with priming sugar. Personally, I’ve given up on corn sugar and use strictly malt extract. I’ve found this keeps me away from explosive carbonation, but over-carbonation still crops up.
This brew pours a very nice light amber color, a bit dark for the pale ale style. The beer is very clear, one thing I always check for with a homebrew. The aroma is a faint bit of bitter hops and yeast. Afer digging through the head, I’m greeted with a big kick of hops in the flavor, sweet malt and a lot of yeast. The finish is crisp, with more bitter hops and a floral touch.
I liked this pale ale, and wonder about the recipe. Maybe Wes will be kind enough to share some information with us at some point.