This journey started with Barbarossa IPA, which was an attempt at an homage to Founder’s Red’s Rye. Then I made Little Barbarossa, which was made with less caramel-y malt but same hop approach. This batch was supposed to be Little Barbarossa, but got a better mash efficiency than expected, so came in at a higher ABV.
Slightly sweet, slightly hoppy aroma. Crisp taste, with the sweet/slickness of rye on the palate. Lots of hop aroma and flavor waft in as you drink it, then leaves you with a bit of lingering hop bitterness.
Brewed: 1/4/2021. Distributed: 1/30/2021.
ABV: 5.4%, IBU: 72
Malts: Brewer’s 2-row, Red X, Rye, Carafoam, Caramel 20L.
Hops: Columbus, Perle, Amarillo, Cascade.
Yeast: Wyeast 1056 American Ale.