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Bass Ale Clone

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Bass Ale Clone

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Beer Style: American Pale Ale  (10A)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

American Pale Ale


I tried some last night (couldn't wait any longer), and it tasted, well, strange. It was flat, which I can attribute to not enough time in the bottle, but the flavor was very fruity and very bitter. The overall taste was somewhat reminiscent of grapefruit juice.

I'm not sure where this flavor is coming from. Is the fruit/citrus flavor coming from the brown sugar? Or is it from the yeast? I don't think that the amount of hops I used should be making this as bitter as it seems to be. Or should it? How much of this will mellow away with age?


  • 3lb Munton & Fison Light DME
  • 1/2lb Medium crystal (L ~50)
  • 1/2lb Dark brown sugar
  • 1 oz Fuggles @ 60 min
  • 1/2 oz Kent Goldings @ 30 min
  • 1/2 oz Kent Goldings @ 2 min
  • Wyeast 1098

Beer Profile

Final Gravity: 1.004
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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This was a three gallon batch. I steeped the crystal in 170F water for about 20 min or so, and then added it to the pot. I pitched from a 1 pint starter at 75F, and fermented (primary only) at about 62F for ten days. I didn't get an OG (forgot), but the FG was down to 1.004, so I bottled it last weekend.