hmmmm i might make this next. looks delicious!I hear you...you should really try a Black IPA. I've been wanting to make one for a while. Its basically an IPA that is black in color, and just has a slight roasted flavor to it. My 2 fav combos-roasty and hoppy! Here is a recipe I recently came across, that sounds like its tried and true. Here is a link for it. Just use Carafa III instead of roasted barley, and some mid-range crystal.
I agree wholeheartedly!!! Experimentation is what makes homebrewing fun and you should brew what you like. I don't think styles should be thrown out the window though...you gotta know the rules to know how to break 'em rightBrewing styles (such as IPA) should be followed if submitting to a competition, but other than that, I say experiment with the flavours you like, even if they are not traditionally in the style. Personally, 2-3oz of roasted barley in a 5 US gallon batch of IPA gives a very nice taste, with just a hint of roastiness. I reccomend using brewing software, so that you can get a good idea of how the roasted will affect the IPA's colour, although, again, if its not for a competition, this is personal preference.
IMO, the Victory Twilight Dark IPA does have quite a bit of roasty flavor. Not like a stout obviously but it's quite noticeable to me... and I love it. It is my favorite CDA, India Black Ale, Dark IPA, whatever you want to call it, that I've found so far.What are you going for? It won't be an IPA and a CDA doesn't have that much roasty character; you use Special Roast and Carafa to get the color w/out the roastiness.
this is exactly what im looking for.CDA's are NOT very roasty. The Carafa gives it color WITHOUT the roastiness of Roasted Barley. Some brewers use liquid Sinimar to get color w/ NO roastiness. The roasty character should be VERY subtle. If you closed your eyes your initial impression should be "That is a damn fine IPA," then the roast sneeks in, playing slightly different hoppy notes that a classic IPA just can't seem to hit.
Have you ever brewed a big hoppy American stout or Imperial Stout? I think that may be what you are looking for...Roasty, coffee, chocolate, dark dried fruits, and HOPPY, HOPPY, HOPPY :rockin:
Here ya go...this is exactly what im looking for.
i just love the roasty taste so much i wanted to impart a bit in my IPA.
I love IPAs, but a "roasty" IPA doesn't sound good to me. A hint of roast, sure. But "roasty" and hoppy don't always blend that great in an IPA.I love Carafa Special malts, but that is not the first thing that comes to mind when I think "roasty". He should use Roasted Barley for that, maybe 2 oz vs 4 oz. Carafa is too smooth, which is why it makes a phenomenal schwarzbier.
i mean a slight hint of roasty. i may start off with 3oz in my IPA recipe.I love IPAs, but a "roasty" IPA doesn't sound good to me. A hint of roast, sure. But "roasty" and hoppy don't always blend that great in an IPA..