On Sunday, I pitched a batch of a British Pale Ale from a brew store kit. It was a beginner's kit (my second batch ever), so the ingredients were pretty simple.
6.6 lbs Northwestern Gold LME
a pack of kettle hops, 60 Min (the hop blend is proprietary to the shop that built the kit
a pack of aroma hops, 15 min
11.5g packet Safale S-04 Dry Yeast
Original Volume ~5Gallons
Measured OG: 1.068 at about 68*F
It bubbled furiously for the two days after the pitch, and last night, it had slowed significantly, so I pulled a sample and got 1.014 at around 68*F. I plugged all of the appropriate values into an online calculator, and got an ABV value of 7.2%. Is that correct? I'd read that the S-04 had a pretty high alcohol tolerance, but I have to admit I was pretty surprised.
PS: The sample was friggin' delicious.