This being only the 2nd beer I've ever made, I cannot believe how fantastic it turned out. I chose this because I like Red Rocket from Bear Republic but, after this one, I'm not sure I like that anymore!
My LHBS told me they had it all in stock and then subbed Special B and Oat Malt for the Golden Naked Oats but, after tasting, I guess I can forgive them ;-)
I think I will always have this in the rotation. I just might want to play with the hop schedule to smooth out the bitterness just a smidge (just my preference). It's already way smoother than Red Rocket and I love the mouthfeel. I can't wait to brew it with the Golden Naked Oats.
Everyone I have given this to has loved it. I'm waiting on feedback from a neighbor who used to brew for Lost Coast, but I think he's going to love it.
The problem I have with this recipe is that it's making me want to jump up too 11g batches! Thanks Yooper for the recipe and all the advice along the way. You ROCK!