Friday, March 25, 2011

#45: Amarillo Pale Ale (take 2)

I did a take on Yazoo's Pale Ale a while back. It was very tasty, but I wanted to take another run at it in an AG batch. Besides, I know a lot more about their recipe now, so I should have a closer-to-clone result. Regardless, it (hopefully) will be a fine brew, clone or not.  The Better Bottle is all comfy in the fermenting fridge...  If the smell is an indication, this will be a good one...

Amarillo Pale Ale                                          
American Pale Ale

Type: All Grain
Date: 3/25/2011
Batch Size: 2.70 gal
Brewer: Swenocha
Boil Size: 3.30 gal
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (4 Gallon)

Amount Item Type % or IBU
4.25 lb Malteurop 2-Row (2.0 SRM) Grain 79.44 %
0.41 lb Munich Malt (10.0 SRM) Grain 7.66 %
0.38 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 7.10 %
0.31 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 5.79 %
0.50 oz Pearle [5.40 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 19.3 IBU
0.33 oz Amarillo [6.90 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 16.3 IBU
0.15 oz Cascade [5.30 %] (30 min) Hops 4.0 IBU
1.85 oz Cascade [5.30 %] (5 min) Hops 12.7 IBU
1 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) Yeast-Ale
Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.053 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.052 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.013 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.013 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.28 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.08 %
Bitterness: 52.4 IBU Calories: 231 cal/pint
Est Color: 6.2 SRM

Side-by-side comparison with Yazoo Pale Ale...

Color? spot-on
Aroma? mine's a tiny bit more cascade forward, but pretty similar
Taste? again, mine's a bit more hop forward (not by much), while theirs has a bit more from the Vienna malt.

I think mine will balance with a bit more age, but pretty darn similar. Very, very happy with this.

1 comment:

  1. Hot damn! Just found one of these in the back of the beer fridge! 10 months or so in the bottle, and still very tasty...