20% of foam is beer

esb/ipa blend

Or so I’ve been told. Which is a really good thing because my latest ESB/IPA mixture has come out…foamy.

It’s still a good beer. Nice malt presence, hops are there in the nose initially-but not so much on the finish. Granted, this is because it’s too effervescent but at least there’s a reason.

And that reason has been bothering me all damned year. I just can’t get the carbonation to behave consistently in the beers that I brew. In this case, the foam just wipes out anything on the palate beyond the initial sweetness and that detracts from what I want to do with this beer.

Back to the drawing board.

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