Recipe Type: All Grain Yeast: S-04 Yeast Starter: No Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: N/A Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5 Original Gravity: 1.070 Final Gravity: 1.020 IBU: 79 Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 Color: Black Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7 Tasting Notes: Hoppy and Spicy.
10.5 # 2-Row Pale
2 # American Rye
1.5 # German - Chocolate Rye
0.5 # Carapils
0.25 # De-Bittered Black
.5 # Flaked Wheat
.25# Rice Hulls (Rye is sticky)
Mashed at 153 for 60 minutes with 1.3 qt/lb.
1 oz Falconers Flight @ 60/20/10/5 and 1 oz Dry Hopped
The aroma on this is hoppy and slightly roasty.
It pours pitch black with a slightly brown, extremely thick head that stays for the duration of the glass. Leaves nice rings around the glass as you drink it. The mouthfeel is great, its velvety and smooth.
I attempted to balance the rye with the hops, I nailed it. It has a nice hop flavor up front with a spicy bitterness at the back end. HB friends have praised this as a fantastic beer. Even my IPA-hating wife likes it.
A great winter IPA. I'm going to make this again since I just bought a pound of FF at a group buy.
I wanted it to have a some more mouthfeel and be heavier than a normal "black IPA".
S-04 has never done me wrong and I really like the way it turned out. It was almost into stout territory, but just a hoppy slightly spicy black ale.