This was the first in New Belgium Brewing Co.'s Ranger series. This has since been replaced by the Voodoo Ranger line of IPAs. This is a smooth drinking IPA with a nice orange glow and strong hop character provided by Chinook, Simcoe and Cascade hops.
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This recipe by Ben VanderMeer placed Best of Show, Great Arizona Homebrew Competition 2010 (151 entries).
This recipe, by Reed Vander Schaaf, won Best of Show, Santa Cruz County Fair 2008 out of 85 entries.
Gordon Strong is President of the Beer Judge Certification Program. This recipe won Best of Show, Ohio State Fair 1997, out of 90 entries.
Shade Mountain Stout, which is 100% organic, definitely meets the style guidelines for a true oatmeal stout. The aroma exhibits roasted grain characters followed by coffee and chocolate notes. A rich, light brown head tops the nearly opaque liquid and holds all the way to the bottom of the glass. The flavor exhibits a smooth roast grainy profile combined with chocolate and a slight nuttiness. The high percentage of oats contributes to a full bodied mouthfeel and silky smoothness. A higher temperature and somewhat thick mash produces a slightly sweet finish. The one hop addition serves to be just enough to balance the residual sugars.
Brewing light lagers that have very subtle flavors atop a stark white canvas is difficult. Little flaws in the recipe balance and off-flavors easily masked by bigger beers stick out like a
I think this is an example of “six of one, half dozen of the other.” There is no “right” time to add priming sugar to the bottling bucket; both times work fine.
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