Nice job sdragon! Congrats on 2nd place. Thanks for sharing the tasting notes manortc and the recipe sdragon.
Would you say that the pepper flavor comes through because it isn't too malty? Or would say the peppers would taste better in a amber done more to style i.e. malty?
I plan to head the direction of more balance and try your Serrano idea in close style an american pale ale. Grain bill is close to yours: 8 and 3/4# Pale Domestic , 1/2# Munich, 1/2# Cara Munich, 1/4#Cara Vienna, hops are nugget 60m, cascade 15m, Kent G 5m (3/4ozea) fermenting with Wyeast London ESB. Serrano's in the 2nd.
Will let you know brewing next weekend.