Last weekend I brewed my first batch of beer in several years, and first all-grain beer ever. I actually didn't follow a recipe (doh!) or attempt to brew a specific style, but just sort of used a basic combination of ingredients on hand at the LHBS. My wife just asked me what I brewed, and beyond "beer", I'm not sure what to say.
Here's what I used:
10# American 2-row pale malt
1# crystal malt (60)
.75 Perle Hops (8.2) 60 minutes
.75 Perle Hops (8.2) 30 minutes
.5 Kent Goldings (4.5) 10 minutes
.5 Kent Goldings (4.5) 2 minutes
1 tsp irish moss 15 minutes
White Labs English Ale (002) from 1 qt starter
OG was 1.060 (only got 4.5 gallons to fermenter)
ProMash says IBU's should be 52.6
BeerSmith say IBU's should be 45.6
I think the gravity, color, bitterness, and yeast choice points to an ESB. But the American Pale malt seems wrong for an ESB. So I dunno what it is.
The wife is demanding a name for this brew. What style does this look like it should be?
And does it look like it'll suck?