I brewed a pale ale 8/10/2016. Bottled on 9/2/2016. Conditioning at 68°F. An extract recipe I made up calling it an Amber Pale Ale. Started sampling it after three weeks of conditioning at 68°F. I didn’t like. Just bright hop flavor. Aroma was great though. A few weeks ago gave a bottle to another home brewer. Thought I would help him out with a critique by saying up front that I didn’t like it. A week later he said it wasn’t bad. A little like Bud Lite.
Had another bottle on Thanksgiving Day. Tasted very different. Thought it was just because of the turkey meal just consumed. Had another the next day. Hop brightness had faded. Good balance of caramel and malt. I like it, but took a lot of time getting there.Time too refrigerate the remaining bottles.