We have another homebrewer send us a few beers. One didn’t quite make it as I found out by the mushy mess of the box left on my porch (sorry, delivery guy). One of the beers that survived was a classic American Pale Ale that we tasted and talked about on camera. Here’s the video for these Brew Dudes Homebrew Swap – Exchange #42.

What Did We Think?

Appearance: First off, the color was beautiful. It had the copper hue that defines the style. Lots of wonderful memories from our times in craft brew pubs. Nice head and good lacing.

Aroma: Good American hop aroma. Piney with some citrus notes.

Flavor: For a beer with a calculated ~100 IBUs, it had a strong bittering punch but with some hop flavor layering that revealed itself in the aftertaste. We found some nice notes of orange and grapefruit in the beer. The beer was well attenuated and the fermentation character was clean. The malt supported the hop character.

Mouthfeel: Medium. Not too thin.

Overall Impression: A great version of the style from a relatively new homebrewer. The care Joe took to brew this beer didn’t go unnoticed. It was one we would gladly go and pour another pint.

Thanks Joe – appreciate the beer.