Monday, October 17, 2011

Dog Fish Head Punkin Ale

Style: 20 (Fruit Beer?)
Aroma: sweet armoma, allspice, no hops 4/12
Appearence: dark golden, very clear, good head retention 2/3
Flavor: quite sweet from brown sugar, malty but not overly, no hops, late pumpkin taste, lingering pumpkin pie 12/20
Mouthfeel: smlooth, low carbonation, medium body 3/5
Overall impression: decent beer, smooth and easy drinking, low hops is nice for this style, a bit too sweet could be improved it made dryer to balance for the low hop content, light spice is plenant, no major defining characteristics. Above everage fruit beer. 7/10
Total Score: 29 (Good)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

10 Barrel Brewing : S1NIST0R Black Ale

Black for sure. Light stout upfront with only a little burnt finish. Good gateway to dark beer.

Some nondescript german hefe

Not banana or clove... crisp and clean but very wheat. Quite enjoyable. The green stuff is Dill Pickle Soup from Otto & Anita's in Multnomah Village, outside of Portland, OR.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

WTFruit! : My Magic Hat #9 Clone

Hit my goal. Good apricot nose, some apricot flavor but not overpowering. I made people who hate fruit beer like this beer... and drink a lot of it ;)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Magic Hat #9 Clone (Apricot Ale)

Some shots of my Magic Hat #9 Clone (Apricot Ale). I more or less followed the "can you brew it" recipe, but I was planning for 65% eff on the mash and for a 3-step mash. Mash initial temp missed by 10F somehow, so I added 212 water, and funny enough, the amount needed for the mash-out. So I skipped this step. I also did a 45m sparge. 75% efficiency! I thought about watering it down to the right OG, but I just left it :D So this brew is OG 64 instead of 53.

Here's a link to the "Can You Brew It Recipe"
OG/FG 53/18
IBU 19.2
ABV 4.7%

Here's a link to my modified batch I ended up with... note the increase of grain and the small addition of hops at 10m.
OG/FG 64/tbd (probably 21)
IBU 18.5
ABV 5.7%

Yeast Starter :D

Made a 1.5L yeast starter of light DME and WLP002 for the magic hat #9 close. Crashed & decanted the starter. Tasted like Corona Familiar.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sea Dog: Apricot Wheat Beer

I got this as some inspiration for my magic hat #9 clone, but this beer is pretty bad. Flavors are off and fake tasting. Haven't tried a beer from these guys that I like :(

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Avery Brewing: Joe's Premium American Pilsner

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Beer Style: Premium American Pilsner
Hop Variety: Magnum, Hersbrucker
Malt Variety: Two-row barley
OG: 1.048 ABV: 4.7% IBUs: 42
Color: Light Golden

A contemporary rendition of a classic style, Joe's is hopped with purpose: beautifully bitter and dry with an abundance of floral, Noble German hops. Uber sessionable. Utterly American. This is Premiuim American Pilsner.

Josephs Brau: Summer Brew

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