Sunday, January 10, 2010

Tried a bottle of the West Coast Porter and it was not so "West Coast", but quite bitter. I was hoping for more hop flavor, but it seems the 15 minute addition of Chinooks just added more bitterness. The carbonation is right though (which is really what I was checking) and it is VERY smooth. It should turn out to be pretty delicious and quite sessionable at just under five percent alcohol by volume. Also, I'm really liking how the Fermentis Safale US-05 worked in this beer.

I'm not sure what I'm going to brew next. I'm running out of IPA, but I might just try another hoppy porter or stout because I have plenty of Amarillo and Chinook hops and almost a pound of roasted barley along with a few ounces of black malt.

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