optional spruce branches give extra piney flavor and a way to use part of your Christmas tree ; credit Dropsith @ Brewersfriend with recipe The Spruce Moose as inspiration ; reduced amount of Crystal to lower the SRM to fit into an American Pale Ale profile.
I have brewed this recipe 8 times. This is a very easy drinking and tasty beer. While close to a clone it lacks that extra bite after the swallow that Gum Ball Head provides. I keg two 5 gallon kegs and it goes fast. Most people that know Gum Ball say they like my brew better. While the 4.7 ABV is stated, I believe its brews up higher, as I've been told a better name would be "Truth Serum". LOL