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C_B's Pale Ale
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,417
    First I have to say this is a quality beer. In fact I would buy this commercially.

    Appearance: nice golden color. As I sit here typing I'm watching the thin lacing of head on top supported by the carbonation bubbles pouring to the top. It forces me to take another drink.

    Aroma: I might be mistaken but my first thought was floral nose that was subtle and inviting. Not overpowering.

    Taste: again I get floral notes from the first sip a nice bitterness, not overpowering and exactly what I want out of a pale ale. On the back end I get the same bitterness that is perfect. It doesn't linger it doesn't burn up your taste buds it's just right. From start to finish its clean, crisp and delicious.

    My only regret is I have only one of these to drink. Well done.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,968
    auto correct overload.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,417
    Yeah. I should fix
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,968
    jlw said:

    Yeah. I should fix



    nah, you can still understand it. and it's funnier this way.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,417
    Too late.
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,417
    Oh yeah I took a picture too.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,968
    hey, that looks like beer!
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,417
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,901
    Wow! Thanks for the fantastic review! That really was my best beer to date. I really loved how it laced ever so slightly down the glass.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • scoobscoob
    Posts: 16,617
    Did you use an English yeast strain or is the floral notes purely hop driven?
    Jesus didn't wear pants
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 104,308
    I'm assuming this is a different batch from what was sent my direction?
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 48,690
    Lakewood said:

    I'm assuming this is a different batch from what was sent my direction?



    Well yeah .... he just peed in the bottle he sent you, ......

    You knew that .... right?
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • scoobscoob
    Posts: 16,617
    ceannt said:

    Lakewood said:

    I'm assuming this is a different batch from what was sent my direction?



    Well yeah .... he just peed in the bottle he sent you, ......

    You knew that .... right?


    Ha!
    Jesus didn't wear pants
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,901
    http://www.homebrewforums.net/discussion/597/help-me-design-a-pale-ale-for-these-hops-/p1

    Here is the recipe thread. This is what I marked PA and sent to fry, benvarine, JLW and Lake.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,901
    C_B said:

    http://www.homebrewforums.net/discussion/597/help-me-design-a-pale-ale-for-these-hops-/p1

    Here is the recipe thread. This is what I marked PA and sent to fry, benvarine, JLW and Lake.



    I bottled all six bottles from the same keg at the same time.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,901
    scoob said:

    Did you use an English yeast strain or is the floral notes purely hop driven?



    S-05
    But I've read that Palisade can be very floral on the right palate.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679
    mine are chilled and will be drank at 9 or so tomorrow morning. don't want to taint the palate with anything else.
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,901

    mine are chilled and will be drank at 9 or so tomorrow morning. don't want to taint the palate with anything else.



    1) 9am is a perfect time for a pale ale. Goes good with eggs.

    2) You kept the whole box, didn't you?
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679
    >:)

    actually no. The wifey is going to drop @benvarine's stash at one of his parks next week.
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 104,308

    >:)

    actually no. The wifey is going to drop @benvarine's stash at one of his parks next week.



    So benvarine is still living out of his car moving from park to park? That's too bad. I thought for sure the job at 7-11 was going to come through.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679
    Lakewood said:

    >:)

    actually no. The wifey is going to drop @benvarine's stash at one of his parks next week.



    So benvarine is still living out of his car moving from park to park? That's too bad. I thought for sure the job at 7-11 was going to come through.


    no, he just chills out in the parks during the day....seeing male "associates" in the men's bathroom.
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 48,690
    OK... I tried the one C_B sent me last night.... I was a little suspicious of it due to the heat it had sat in all day on my front porch....
    I agree with everything that jlw said... this is a good beer. The aroma is heaven... Very hop forward, but a balanced brew.
    Dang fine work!
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,901
    Thanks!

    (What the hell did I send Lake?.....)
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 48,690
    C_B said:

    Thanks!

    (What the hell did I send Lake?.....)



    That was covered earlier .... you were drunk and don't remember
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 104,308
    ceannt said:

    C_B said:

    Thanks!

    (What the hell did I send Lake?.....)



    That was covered earlier .... you were drunk and don't remember


    man... i don't get it. i very clearly and distinctly picked up an off flavor. I found it in all of the beers (not in the wine). But seriously, if these guys are all schnitz-n-giggles over it then you can just disregard my feedback.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 48,690
    Lakewood said:

    ceannt said:

    C_B said:

    Thanks!

    (What the hell did I send Lake?.....)



    That was covered earlier .... you were drunk and don't remember


    man... i don't get it. i very clearly and distinctly picked up an off flavor. I found it in all of the beers (not in the wine). But seriously, if these guys are all schnitz-n-giggles over it then you can just disregard my feedback.


    Nothing at all "off" in the bottle I had.... could be a fluke, just something in that one bottle.... or maybe you are a "one percenter" kinda like the folks that taste something really awful if there are artificial sweeteners in stuff....
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.