Monday, October 31, 2011

Tasting: Batch #17

I wanted to make something "Fallish" without pumpkin, but still in the fruits and veggies category. Oddly, I am in recipe-mode for a pumpkin(ish) beer for the winter. For Batch #17, Plum Rye IPA, I found a new love affair.

It's fairly dark in color with a strong citrus aroma. It is very hop forward but the tartness from the plums finish nicely. I was hoping for a bit more rye, but if I had to sacrifice the plum overpowering it, then I am happy enough. It is overall what I was hoping for.  It packs a nice 6.9% ABV and is great to finish the end of the night with.

Plum Rye IPA
2 Row, Rye, Munich, Carapils and Crystal malts.
Simcoe, Columbus, Palisade and Amarillo hops
Lots of Fresh Plums
Wyeast American Ale II

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