On the upside, this is drinkable.
But the negatives are all over this beer. It’s what happens when you have the slightly funky note of the red ale coupled with the lack of carbonation of the fauxlager. It’s flat AND oddly tart from infection. What a losing combination! Plus, I forgot to take the original gravity reading, so I have no sense of how strong this beer is. It doesn’t taste strong and I’d guess that it hovers just above the 5% mark but I have no actual data.
To top it all off, there was a recipe mixup: the one for the red ale? That’s supposed to be for this beer, and the recipe I’m listing now is supposed to be for the red ale. But I’m posting the recipe anyway so I have it out there and because let’s face it, if I’m going to screw up, let’s just go all in.
Recipe for IPA thing
Brew Date: 4.13.14
2 lb 2 Row
3.5 lb Marris Otter
1.5 lb Victory
Fermentables: 4 lb LME
Added .5 Chinook and US Magnum hops @ 60, preboil
.5 Styran Goldings & .5 Glacier @60
.5 Styran Goldings @20
.5 Glacier @ 10
Yeast: Breakside ale yeast