JZ's BYO APA -Tasting Notes
Appearance (0-3): Pours up a milky, cloudy with a thin white head. 1 Point
Aroma/Bouquet (0-4): Faint notes of citrus and pine. The aroma has faded quite a bit since I kegged it. 2 points
Taste (0-10): Starts of with a bit of malt sweetness on the front of the tongue, then the piney hops come through on the back of my tongue on the finish. Not bad, but a bit too piney for me. The piny flavor lingers quite a while after the pint. (I like the grapefruit flavors more. I couldn't get Simcoe, so I substituted Northern Brewer. Not a traditional hop, but according to the hop flavor wheel in Brewing Classic Styles, Northern Brewer was the closest I could get to that flavor. If you have any suggestions for a different substitution, please post them in comments.) Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Not bad. 8 points.
Overall Impression (0-3): I confess that I am of two minds about this beer. I like the flavor, but I hate looking at it. 2 points
Total: 13 points
While the score I gave this is a bit low, it's still a decent beer. I mentioned my cloudiness issue in the BN Forums, and someone suggested it may be the result of all the hops, instead of an infection of some sort, as I surmised. I noticed that Donn's Famous Horse Cram It In Brown Ale was pretty clear when I kegged it. I will keep you updated.
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posted by Jeff Holt at 09:16