I had an extract brew (British Pale Ale) by 98EXL the other day, and I'm really trying to figure it out. Hopefully he can come in here with the name of the kit he bought and I can reverse engineer the recipe, but in the meantime, I'm opening this up to the forum.
This was an extract kit purchased from Anappolis Homebrew
. I don't know the name, other than it was a British pale. Sadly, none of the kit beers on their site actually list any ingredients, and from what 98EXL said, they were packaged more with labels of "Bittering Hops - 60 minutes" than saying what was in it.
He has stated that there were no adjunct ingredients - just extract and hops. So my assumption is that the hops did it. It's very hard to describe the taste over a forum, let alone that it was yesterday afternoon and I'm trying to remember taste from memory. The brew had a very "spicy" taste to it. Sort of like the heaty spice from cinammon, without the obvious cinammon taste/flavor.
What could this be, and how can I duplicate it? :P
Any ideas welcome...