Stick with SL on that one; he's the beer connoisseur. I am still in the learning phase.
Yeah, me too. But you do seem to know beer!
One more thought on this:
25 words ain't a lot.
Think of it from the perspective of the bartender trying to convince you, the customer, to try this new beer. How is he/she going to sell it?
Think of the one or two salient points the bartender might use to sell it. Don't beer geek out on the description. Most people don't give a shit about what kind of yeast you use. How does it taste? What's the nose like?
25 words is fuck-all. Here's what I've come up with tonight. Decided to enter a second brew too, even though I'm not particularly impressed with it, and it's based on a Green Flash Hop Hed Red clone recipe, so it's not entirely my own recipe. Bongin Bongin Bay Skull IPA
Pours an Autumnal coppery hue with a slightly rocky, creamy head. You’ll notice a mildly peppery, floral & citrus fruit aroma. The palate is hop forward, with notes of orange marmalade and spice finishing with a soft, lingering bitterness.
Hops: Motueka (NZ), Pacifica (NZ)
Base Malt: Perle
Perceived IBU: 75
Bongin Bongin Bay Woebegone Red IPA
Pours a deep, deep red with low carbonation & a creamy head. Malty, floral & citrus aroma. Roasty, dark chocolate/citrus palate with a warming, bitter finish.
Hops: Warrior (US) Amarillo (US)
Base Malt: Perle
Perceived IBU: 85
So would ya buy it based on that description?
Really appreciate the input I get here. It's funny, I'm a member here and the other forum, boths music forums, and I post more here about beer, and on the beer forum I'm also a member of, I post more about music!
Will post up the labels his week. They're due in on Friday, and the Fine-Arts degree'd Mrs. NCR has been procrastinating, which means she'll come up with something fabulous in 10 minutes. I'll also post up a proper critique that goes well beyond 25 words!