Since I started brewing I wanted to develop a red ale that wasn't just your typical Irish Red. I wanted it to have an American hop slant to it. After numerous trials (an many errors) I finally nailed it.
This has become my haus brew. It's a session red that everybody who's tried it loves it. It's well-balanced, with a good malt sweetness an APA-like hoppiness.
I'll eventually try to convert this to a PM recipe, but the extract version comes out really nice.
BTW, the label below received honorable mention in BYO's 2011 Homebrew Label Contest.
I've tried this recipe with Briess LME and Northern Brewer LME. The batch where I used Northern Brewer LME (depicted below) was much better in my opinion.
3.15 lbs Amber LME
3.15 lbs Extra Light LME (late addition)
1lb Extrat Light DME
6oz Caramel 80L
3oz Special B
2oz Roasted Barley
1oz Mt Hood (6 AAU) @ 60 min
.5oz Centennials (9.2 AAU) @ 10 min
.5oz Cascades (5.5 AAU) @ 10 min
.5oz Centennials (9.2 AAU) @ 1 min
.5oz Cascades (5.5 AAU) @ 1 min
1oz Centennials (9.2 AAU) Dry-hop (optional)