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