Mashed at 158F for 75mins. Let ferment out for 13 days in Primary then bottled. Conditioned for 2 weeks in bottles at room temperature in a cupboard. Colour is classic pale bitter, smell is actually slightly too hoppy and I'd put the second addition in a little earlier when brewing again. Taste is exactly what I was after, full bodied and malty but with a nice bitter finish.
Happy birthday joe! Brewed with malice on 19-05-2016 for your birthday. English amber pale ale with a tenuous link to beers like honey dew. FAILED HARD. Wort passed it's stability test with flying colours, however the yeast never kicked in (smack pack - no starter). Ended up with 20 odd litres of funk.