Thursday, May 19, 2011

"The Blackest Hop" by BrewAthlon | Chad'z Homebrew Reviews #15

Yes, another homebrew made by friend Chad aka "BrewAthlon". Being the comic book geek Chad is, he named this beer after the recent Green Lantern story arc "In Blackest Night." It IS a black IPA, after all so the name is appropriate I'd say. Here's Chad's description:

Brewed the Blackest Hop to take with me to a comic book show ...it is named for the Blackest Night storyline which took place in the Green Lantern comic. I deviated from the original recipe and upped the hops and hopping schedule and used the Carafa III instead of roasted barley...

Brew Type: Extract
Date: 2/4/2011
Style: Cascadian Dark Ale aka American Black IPA

Ingredients Amount Item Type % or IBU
6.60 lb Amber Liquid Extract (12.5 SRM) Extract 79.04 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 11.98 %
0.75 lb Carafa III (525.0 SRM) Grain 8.98 %
1.50 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] (60 min) Hops 34.9 IBU
1.00 oz Columbia [14.50 %] (45 min) Hops 36.4 IBU
0.75 oz Cascade [7.50 %] (30 min) Hops 11.8 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [7.20 %] (10 min) Hops 7.1 IBU

Beer Profile:
Measured Original Gravity: 1.052 SG
Measured Final Gravity: 1.011 SG
Estimated Color: 36.9 SRM (6.0-15.0 SRM) Color [Color]
Bitterness: 90.3 IBU (40.0-70.0 IBU)
Alpha Acid Units: 32.9 AAU

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