April Pale

Pale ale in glass on kitchen countertop

Grainy nose; the malt is forward in this one. The flavors are much the same: the hops are hiding out on the finish in this beer, and while they do offer a little bitterness to keep the beer from going off the rails, I’d definitely not mistake this for any of the hop forward styles. I’m not even sure this would hit a pale-though it certainly shares enough DNA with the style.

It does have a little bit of that papery flavor though; this beer is past its prime, unfortunately.  It’s not bad for being stale, but it is nevertheless stale. On the upside, the next batch is going to be fresh and should be quite good!

Brew date: 4.3.21

Steeping grains
4 LB 2 row
2 lb Vienna
1 lb biscuit

Fermentables: 3 lb dry pilsner malt extract

Hops
.5 oz Galena 1 oz Loral hops @ 60
1.5 oz Galena 1 oz Loral hops @5

Yeast: Imperial Tartan

OG: 1.064

FG: 1.01

Bottled 4/18

ABV: 7.3%

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