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Taste help needed

Hello all. Trying to figure out what is going on with my beer. I have made the following recipe twice now and I am trying to figure out two things. One is it appears to be too hoppy. I made a batch back in May and it was beyond perfect to be honest. The next two are too hoppy tasting and it appears to have too much carbonation. I poured glass last night and the bubbles were racing off the bottom. It is all grain and I did follow to recipe and I used 3/4 dextrose for a 5 gallon batch. Any ideas are much appreciated. I did dry hop with Cascade and I used Wyeast American 1056.

Original Gravity
1.051
(1.046 to 1.053)
Final Gravity
1.012
(1.011 to 1.013)
Color
5° SRM / 9° EBC
(Yellow to Gold)
Mash Efficiency
75%
70%

6 lbs 8oz Pale Malt, Maris Otter info
38
3
30%

2lbs 12oz Pilsner (2 Row) Ger info
37
2

9
4

Batch size: 5.0 gallons
hops

use
time
oz
variety
form
aa
boil

0.5
Cascade info 60 mins
pellet
5.5
boil

0.5
Cascade info 30 mins
pellet
5.5
dry hop Cascade Gold info
7 days
0.75

pellet
8.5
Boil: 3.0 avg gallons for 60 minutes

Bitterness
13.2 IBU / 3 HBU
ƒ: Average
BU:GU
0.26
yeast

Nottingham Ale Dry Yeast info
ale yeast in dry form with medium to high flocculation

Alcohol
5.2% ABV / 4% ABW
Calories
168 per 12 oz.

what kind of water do you use?

Simple tap

That might be it. Tap water differs with the seasons. Your water might have a different sulfate level in may as it does is in Sept/Oct. Also, don’t forget that although you may use the same hops their AA change as well.

Could you explain about AA

This BYO article is a great summary of hop bitterness in general: http://byo.com/component/resource/artic … s-and-hbus

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