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Old 11-19-2007, 02:29 AM   #1
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Default Beerswap III... Paulthenurse's brew's

I'm sending out one 22 of each of the following brews.

Great Googaly Gurhka IPA. All grain

I'm Starting to Like Porter. All grain

Gee Ma, Look Wheat I Found. DME

Hope you enjoy them.


CAVEAT... The wheat isn't ready yet, it needs to condition so leave it for a while. I just bottled it today, time it accordingly. The doofus name on the wheat comes from me finding a long lost stash of DME in a box in the back of a closet. I remember when I bought the makings, it was probably two years ago. I obviouly misplaced it and just came across it when I was putting stuff away a few weeks ago. For an extract brew made from 3 year old DME, this stuff ain't too shabby. Megga bannana and some nice clove notes. The other two brews got bottled from the keg, the wheat got a good old fashioned dosage at bottling.

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Old 11-21-2007, 11:17 PM   #2
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This beer held carbonation well. Beergun? With a normal pour, it yielded a nice 1/2" white head. Nice clear beer, pale orange color. The aroma is moderately hoppy. It doesn't smack me in the face with hops though I can smell that the ABV is pretty high.

The first few sips seem overly malty but the hop bitterness creeps up to balance it out. The bitterness is nice and smooth. Nothing is overly prominent. I can tell that fermentation temp was well controlled because although I know the alcohol content is over 6%, I don't get a lot of fusels.

When I first started, I thought, hey, really drinkable but as I approach the last of the bomber, I've got a solid buzz on. I honestly can't find any flaws in this well done IPA. It actually reminds me a bit of DFH60.

I'm hardly an expert on the nuances of any style but I know a "good" beer when I taste it.

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Old 11-23-2007, 07:18 AM   #3
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Just back home from your neck of the woods. What a LONG drive home.

No beergun. Overpressurized for a few days knowing I was going to have to bottle. Glad you enjoyed it.

Did you try the Porter yet?

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What is DFH60?

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Old 11-23-2007, 07:25 AM   #5
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What is DFH60?

Just looked it up on RealBeer. Not even close.

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Old 11-23-2007, 01:02 PM   #6
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An awesome compliment
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Just looked it up on RealBeer. Not even close.

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I'm pretty sure Bobby_M meant it tastes like DFH60', not that your recipe was based on it.
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DFH 60's an IPA that's known for being real malty (arguable too malty for an IPA) and for having an exceptional amount of balance despite a substantial amount of hops. I'd definately take it as a strong compliment.

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It's not a perfect copy of Dogfish but it reminded me of it. It's basically the IPA I've been trying to make every time I brew an IPA. I'd love to see the recipe.

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Ok, first thing I need to say is that I typically steer away from Porters because I just haven't had one that made me want to keep drinking them. I'm in the same boat on Stouts as well and it pisses me off that I'm not into them.

I'll look at this one from a style perspective as much as I can. The color is spot on, being mostly brown with a hint of ruby towards the bottom of the pint glass. The first pour lacked the head I'd expect, but I had it chilled too cold. On the second glass, the head was nice, thick, and persistent.

The initial aroma is mild roasted coffee but some fruit comes with it. The flavor is very similar with a combination of roasted and caramel malty sweetness (just a hint of chocolate). It's actually very smooth with very little alcohol heat. If I had to compare it to any commercial porter I've had, it would definitely be Yuengling Porter. Whether it's style appropriate or not, my personal preference to improve this would be a hint less roasted character. Overall though, after getting through the 22oz (and I did drink every drop), I'm that much closer to actually liking this style. I would def drink a few more pints of this. I appreciate that because I don't buy porters and NOT drinking them isn't going to help the cause.

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