I did think number 26 was going to be for the sink too, as it had quite a difficult ferment and in the end finished very high. I tried a bottle after a month and it was undrinkable sweet water. Because time heals all wounds in homebrew I decided just to leave it another month and then feed it to Daz, who pronounced it fine. Not the world's greatest beer, but certainly drinkable.
Beer 25, the red ale, on the other hand, after 2 months was a lovely balanced hoppy beauty. If anything the initial shock of the hops had worn off somewhat, perhaps it could have done with some dry hopping. But still, a very good beer.