Auburn Amber Ale
Recipe Date: October 14, 2013
Type: AHS Auburn Amber Ale (10B)
Specialty Grains: 1/2 lb Pale Ale Malt, 8 oz Crystal 40L Malt, 8 oz Cara Munich Malt
Extract: 7 lb Extra Pale Extract
60 Minute Hops: 1 oz Cascade (7.1 Alpha, 6.6 Beta)
15 Minute Hops: 1 oz Mt. Hood (6.1 Alpha, 7.1 Beta)
5 Minute Hops: 1 oz Mt. Hood
Yeast: White Labs - California Ale 001
After having just returned from a trip from San Francisco, California to Bend, Oregon, I was in the mood to brew an ale that uses hops from the area. I chose this particular recipe because I wanted to brew a light ale, and hops specified in the recipe were Cascade and Mt. Hood. During the brewing process, I mistakenly added the 15 minute hops 30 minutes earlier.
This ale turned out to be one of the clearest ales I have brewed. It had a beautiful auburn color, but strong citrus flavors. Most folks that tried it thought it was very good. I liked it, but after one pint, I wanted something different to cap off the evening.