This hoppy red ale recipe is a robust west coast-style ale, balanced in flavor and red in color.
Specialty malts: aromatic, Crystal 20L, black roasted barley, English Crystal, honey malt
Featured hops: Galena, Challenger, Nugget
O.G. = 1.054
F.G. = 1.014
Approximately 5.2% ABV
Approximately 181 Cal / 12 oz
Makes 5 US gallons
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Just like the previous reviews, this beer was not at all what I was expecting. "Hoppy" seems like a misnomer, but considering it isn‚Äôt too heavy on the malt flavor it might not be that far off, it‚Äôs really more reliant on bittering hops instead of hop aromas or flavors. In fact, even though this is a dark, DARK red beer, it‚Äôs surprisingly well balanced and not too rich. At first I wasn‚Äôt a fan, but after aging it for over two months this is an enjoyable brew.
Fermented this with US-05 dry yeast. Not particularly "hoppy"
I completely agree with the previous comment on all counts. Not very hoppy, and not really a red ale. The beer is decent but not what I was hoping for. I think this one will get better with a few months of aging.