Man O' War American Pale Ale V2.0 All Grain

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: ajanesz (Shared)
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Brewer: Alex Janesz
Batch Size: 5.00 galStyle: American Pale Ale (10A)
Boil Size: 7.37 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 13.0 SRMEquipment: Pot and Cooler (10 Gal/37.8 L) - All Grain
Bitterness: 40.0 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.058 (14.3° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Est FG: 1.012 SG (3.1° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 6.1%Taste Rating: 0.0

Amount Name Type #
5.00 gal Distillata Purified Water Water 1
10 lbs 8.00 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 2
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 3
1.25 oz Centennial [8.7%] - Boil 60 min Hops 4
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10 min) Misc 5
0.75 oz Cascade [5.5%] - Boil 10 min Hops 6
1 pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) Yeast 7

Taste Notes

Appearance (40/50)- Smell (35/50) - Taste (25/50) - Mouthfeel (28/50) - Overall (32/50) -


2/10/2013 - After 4 weeks of aging, the hop flavor is slightly "musty". It tastes like it was aged in an attic, almost having a dirty quality. I am noticing an overly biting taste from the Centennial hops. Bitter without much malt balance. I would hoped that this batch would have a smoother flavor with a bright op aroma. The hop aroma in this beer is dull. Also, more body is needed. Changes - Next time I would like to dry hop with either Citra or Sorachi Ace to bring out the fresh hop aroma. Use more more malt and and dextrine to help mouthfeel.