The Latest Dream

Pale Blue Dream Ale 3This iteration of the Blue Dream marijuana series has a nose with a dollop of marijuana but in combination with the hops, reminds me of the old school lagers more than anything else. Which feels…strange.

The flavor does something similar. It’s not quite a cheap lager: the malt and alcohol content veer this ale well away from it. It’s got some weight to it that prevents the beer from being one dimensional. Still, it’s light, and it’s got some similar beats- a heavy cover of a lager, if you will.

The finish is quite dry, too. There isn’t a big effervescent pop to clear things away and although that finish starts sweetly, the finishing bitterness definitely clears away the other flavors and leaves my tongue just a little parched. Interesting, though I’m not sure this is the best iteration.

Brew date: 4.13.18

Steeping grains
1 lb Pale
1 lb C15
1 lb 6 rowFermentables: 7 lb ExLME

1.5 oz Amarillo .5 oz Azacca 2 oz marijuana blend @ 60
.25 oz Amarillo & .5 oz blend @ 20
.25 oz marijuana blend, .25 oz Amarillo, .5 oz Azacca @5
1/2 tsp Gypsum in pre-boil

The marijuana blend consisted of: .75 oz Tardis, 2.5 oz Hog (I don’t name these things)

Yeast: Imperial’s Tartan

OG: 1.065

FG: 1.009

Secondary on 6/7

Bottle 6/10

ABV: 7.6%

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