January Competition - American Pale Ales

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  1. Jan 24, 2019 #21

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    Cheers Ghillie
     
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    4 beers received now. Still time to get your entries in, must be loads of you brewers out there with an American pale ale.......acheers.
     
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    Right this second working on a NEIPA after my failed IIPA submission.

    Here's hoping it'll be ready and done for the 9th if I get a few things right...
     
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    Nearly the end of the month. Any more for any more? :hat:
     
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    I planned to get mine today but the snow stopped play.
     
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    If you don't mind a late entry I can send an AIPA at the start of next week? Would be with you before judging day
     
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    It's fine by me Dan, thanks athumb..
     
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    Meanwhile in a dirty sweat dungeon, tasting commences...:laugh8:
     
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    Tasting was undertaken in most civilised surroundings I'll have you know. Sort of. o_O

    We've really enjoyed the judging this evening. I'll post the results tomorrow/ later today. :hat:
     
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    Ok, in reverse order.......

    In third place:
    IainM with a Black IPA.
    33/48
    Lovely complex beer.
     
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    In second place:
    Beercat with 'Hoppy Nob' a no boil wheat.
    36/48
    Wonderfully refreshing
     
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    And in first place.....drumroll.....:
    Ghillie with an IPA
    42/48
    This was unanimously voted no.1. Even our non beer drinking partners enjoyed it.
    I think 'balance' is the key to this beer. Everything works beautifully together. Would love to see the recipe, in particular the water profile .
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    I'll pm all entrants with more detailed feedback. Thanks once again everyone, really enjoyed all the beers. Of the 6 samples there were only 5 points between 2nd and 6th place

    I snuck one of my own in for comparisons' sake and I came last! asad1
     
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    Sorry everyone, just realised we scored mouthfeel out of 3 not 5! ashock1:roll:

    I'll edit PMs and adjust above posts out of 48 total score
     
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    Well done everyone and @Oneflewover
    Gutted I couldn't get mine in the post in time.

    For all you dark beer fans, you are up next.
     
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    I've given everyone feedback and scores via pm now. Up to them if they want to post in the thread
     
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    So are the recipes posted as before?
     
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    Thanks for the feedback @Oneflewover, delighted with it! And a very well done to @BeerCat and @IainM!

    Here is the judging comments:

    "Aroma:
    Sweet, fragrant, fruity, citrusy. A delight. 10.5/12

    Appearance:
    Beautiful amber colour. Crystal clear. Lovely fluffy white head and lacing. 3/3

    Flavour:
    Fruity, flowery, citrus. You got the malt to really sing too - hints of toffee and caramel. Touch of sweetness and a bit of tartness. Balanced bitterness. Delicious. 16.5/20

    Mouthfeel: ( sorry, we marked out of 3 rather than 5)
    My co-judge described it "gentle on the palate". I get what he means. Carbonation perfect. Body balanced excellently with other aspects of the beer. 3/3

    Overall impression:
    Excellent, really drinkable. Very well liked by everyone who sampled it. Congratulations! 9/10"

    And the recipe:

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    **Note, the recipe I made for the comp never had lager malt in it, this is a change I have made for the next batch. It was 5.3kg pale malt and 0.2kg caramalt only for this competition's beer.**

    Mash temp: 66C for 60 minutes.

    Mash out temp: 76C for 10 minutes.

    Fermentation temp: 19.5C (0.5C differential) for 3 weeks.

    Carbonation: 2.7vols (kegged).

    Fined with gelatin at -1C for 3 days.

    This was my first time making such an aggressive S04/Cl- ratio, and I think it helps the hops come through a lot more. I'm certain DH adds flavour too, maybe it's the old "an onion is tasteless whilst holding your nose" carry on. But, anyway...

    Ca: 119
    Mg: 2 (did not adjust)
    Na: 25
    S04: 250
    Cl-: 50

    Mash pH: 5.25

    Thanks a lot again, delighted with the result:D
     
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