Homebrew Barbarossa IPA

This recipe started from a clone recipe I found online for Founder’s Red’s Rye IPA, which was one of my original favorite Michigan craft beers, and was frequently in my beer fridge at home.  I don’t think this beer lives up the hype in my memory of that beer from so many years ago, but I decided I liked it none the less.  This is the third version of the recipe I created while trying to improve upon it.

The taste is bold with caramel malt sweetness, and a notable, but subtle effect of rye malt on the palate.  Rye has an edginess to the taste and a unique “slick” mouthfeel.  This is combined with flavorful hops that make this a full-flavored beer.  Depending on my mood/taste buds, it seems to drift between a flavorful hoppy beer with unique malt in the background, or a full-force malty beer with hops in the background.

Brewed: 4/13/2020.  Distributed: 5/12/2020.

ABV: 6.7%,  IBU: 78

Malts: Brewer’s 2-row malt, Red X, Rye, Carafoam, Crystal 40L, Caramunich.

Hops: Columbus, Perle, Amarillo, Cascade

Yeast: Wyeast 1056 American Ale


One thought on “Homebrew Barbarossa IPA”

  1. Beautiful amber color. Very full flavored with a nice finish. Really delicious. More please!

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