Homebrew Tasting: American Red Ale
I am really proud of this beer. Sure, there are some issues with it, the body is a little thin and there are some very minor off-flavors that I can pick up on if I concentrate. I am sure a certified beer judge would have all sorts of negatives to point out. But it’s really good, I would actually pay for a 6 pack of this beer, and the best part is that it cost me less than 75 cents per bottle.
There is a definite hop character in there that some might not like, but I think its a perfect amount of hoppiness for the style. The cool thing is that I can actually taste the exact specific hop(s) I put in there (Columbus and Cascade).
I’ve learned a lot from this beer. It doesn’t matter how much you read or study up on, you are always going to discover things that don’t work for you or that need to be changed a bit for your setup. I can’t wait to start making more beer, I just know they are going to get better and better every time.