Black IPAHomebrew Series
A tribute to Funkadelic's "Maggot Brain", this black IPA walks the line between rich malty dark beers and their hoppy lighter colored counterparts. It might not be as mind-melting as Eddie Hazel's guitar solo, but its refreshing aroma and wistful appearance make it a great transition beer for the changing seasons.View on Untappd
- Last brewedFebruary 17th, 2022
- MaltsPilsner, Vienna, CaraAroma, Black
- HopsAmarillo, Cascade, Comet, Simcoe
- YeastFermentis Safale US-05
Intended as a transition from the hot summer season to the colourful yet somewhat chillier autumn, the entire idea behind this beer was to blend toasty maltiness with fresh hoppiness, without going overboard on either. Since dark roasted grains can easily become dominant in flavor, the key was finding that ideal ratio for my grain bill and then letting the hop additions do the rest. With the first version of this beer the dark malts were much too dominant in taste and the hops were barely noticeable, so I had to iterate on it a few times to get the recipe just right. After some trial and error I was finally able to get this beer to where I wanted in terms of mouthfeel, flavor and aroma alike, with a good ratio of American hops paired with a malt bill that makes this a very well ballanced beer.
This is a homebrewed beer that is not available for sale or distribution of any kind. It was brewed at home in small quantities to be shared only with family and friends simply out of passion for the craft and as a tribute to the music that inspired it.