Heavenly Scourge Black IIPA
edit: above OG should show 1.080
Heavenly Scourge Black IPA
Imperial Black IPA
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A very creamy IPA with trace notes of roast, but checked with a very forward Amarillo and Centennial hops presence. Balanced bitterness and smooth to drink. My most favorite beer I have ever created.
Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 6.92 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
15.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 88.57 %
1.00 lb Carafa III (525.0 SRM) Grain 5.71 % (last 10 mins of mash)
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 5.71 %
3.00 oz Magnum [14.00 %] (60 min) Hops 110.4 IBU
2.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (1 min) Hops 1.9 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial (8-Paws) [8.80 %] (0 min) Hops
2.00 oz Centennial (8-Paws) [8.80 %] (Dry Hop 5 days) Hops
2.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (Dry Hop 5 days) Hops
1 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [Starter 1500 ml]
Est Original Gravity: 1.080 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.019 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 8.01 %
Bitterness: 112.3 IBU
Calories: 369 cal/pint
Total Grain Weight: 17.50 lb
Mash at 154.0 F for 60 min
Indianapolis Water Additions:
Cut re-circulated mash with 50% Distilled water...
CaCL2: 4/5 tspn (3 grams)
CaSO4: 3/4 tspn (3 grams)
Picture of the finished product: the head on this thing is like a pastry and sticks around forever.
I think this is on my short list of brews!
I do have to say - it IS really good. If I do say so myself... lol
anyone else try this? I'd like to brew a black IPA, might try this with a little less pale malt to bring down the abv a bit.
bump. anymore reviews??? i'm looking for my #10 anniversary....
But why use Carafa? Wouldn't 1/4lb or 1/2lb of Roasted Barley give you a better roast character? Do you really get enough out of the Carafa?
Carafa III Special
Carafa Special is dehusked and gives less roast character. For a Black IPA you are trying to minimize the roast flavor. Otherwise you get more of a hoppy stout. I had to order it from an online vendor since I could not find it at my local store either.
I am still drinking this Sept batch from the bottle and it has gotten better with age. A friend says it is the best beer I have ever brewed... lol. He is a hop-head of course.
I brewed this 2 weeks ago and just racked to the carboy for dry hopping. Tastes awesome even before the dry hop. Itching to try it when it is done.
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