Just wondering if Fusel Alcohols will become prominent as a result of issues other than high temperatures.
I have an IPA on the go right now that seems to have a bit of a boozy bite. Could just be due to the fact that I rarely drink beer above 5% (a lot of the times less) and this beer is about 6%ABV.
My temperature controls were solid.
As for pitching, I used the yeast cake of a previous beer (much lower gravity) - US-05 - and removed about 1/3 of the cake ahead of time. Technically that may still have been a slight over pitch (I did not count the cells), but I’m not sure how significant it would be regardless.
Otherwise the beer is pretty clean.