This one is a puzzler. I was shooting for a pale ale and…well. No.
The nose and the finish remind me of cheap lemon soap.
I mean, there it is: I don’t have much more to add. The flavor that some people pick up when they eat cilantro; this is what I imagine they’re going through.
The suggestion that this was left too long in the fermenter doesn’t wash, because I bottled it 15 days after brewing. It’s possible that the hop additions or this combination of hop additions produced this-I’m definitely way off the map for the recipe I’ve been using most of the year.
It’s troubling, too, since I tried to make sure everything was sanitized well. I kinda need an expert on this one.
Brew date: 9/14/19
7 lb 2 row
1.25 lb encore
Fermentables: 4.5 lb ExLME
1 oz Simcoe, ekuanot, Azacca @ 60
.5 z Simcoe, ekuanot, azacca @30
Yeast: Imperial Pub (3rd use)