I'm not shy about bragging regarding my Pale but this substitution completely changed the character of the beer into a flavor profile I don't really like. The beer reminds me of one of those really tart east coast IPAs.
I'm more of a traditionalist Pale dude. Sierra Nevada Pale, Mirror Pond, etc. So I'm not really digging this one.
But I think somebody might.
I'm going to draw a few growlers off the keg and give them to a couple of brewers and beer peeps I know to see what they think.
This beer might be a bust for me but could be something I make again for somebody else.
My palate is the end all, be all, but only for me.
Others might find this beer delicious.
In other news, I was on vacation for a week and managed to make beer twice and head down to Star Wars Land at Disney for a couple of days.
Today I packaged my 2nd and 3rd beers in as many weeks. One of them is an Amber in the keg on the left, above. The other two are an IPA I made on vacation and the Raspberry Porter I made a couple of weeks ago.
The Porter was a try at something I had years ago. I checked it last night.
Not bad but not great. Drinkable.
I think more porter and less raspberry next time.
I'll let my Cursillo brothers sample this one for some feedback.
Happy Holidays! And, of course,... Good Beer To You.