Originally Posted by brett
Can you give us some tasting notes?
I'm looking to formulate a solid Amber Ale, and this looks like a recipe I would like to brew. The IBUs seem a tad low for the style though, it's not too cloyingly sweet is it?
I never thought it as being too sweet. I made a few beers way in the past that were and I didn't like them, not to mention they had poor head retention.
This beer is balanced; its malty, but with good hop character, slight taste of caramel. It developes a very nice head as result of the 40L & carapils.
I used pellet hops for bittering and my home grown whole hops for aroma/flavor.
If you wanted to bump up the IBU to 30; (less than 5 makes no detectable difference)
- On an extract batch, raise the boil volume to 3 gal. Or buy 1 extra oz of cascade add 1/4 @60 1/4 @30 1/2@0 Minutes
- On an AG add an extra oz of cascade @10 min.