Originally Posted by andy6026
hmmm, good question. I'll taste another bottle tonight and try to pinpoint the taste more accurately.
The water is spring water, but I have no idea what the ph is. This taste was also somewhat prevalent in can of coopers IPA that I brewed using the same supply of spring water - although other aspects of brewing were also similar other than the coopers was a kit, while the beer focused on here was AG. I'll definitely check out my water ph before doing another brew.
Is that to say you're using bottled spring water or is it a spring that your local supply is hooked up to? I've read from a few people that their spring water needs a bit of treatment before it can be used to mash with but wouldn't purport to be an expert on water treatment. I would recommend getting some brewers pH strips though, then you'll know without doubt whether your water is wreaking havoc with your beer. Good luck mate!