Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Summer Homebrew #2 - Goose Island Red Felt Clone - Black Geese IPA

Goose Island released Red Felt as part of a series of Brewpub beers. When I learned there would be no more bottlings of Red Felt, I decided to attempt it myself, since the good people at Goose Island posted the ingredients online. I overused the chocolate malt and turned this reddish beer a red-hued black, pushing the color into the porter range. With all the hops used, a light body, and a bitter finish, this seems safe in the new Black IPA category. Besides the slightly darker than intended color, this beer turned out great. Great spicy and citrus hop profile floating above a bitter dark chocolate. Ends with an almost orange bitterness on the tongue, with a hint of the chocolate lingering as well.

BLACK GEESE IPA - A Goose Island Red Felt clone

Category: American Ale
Subcategory: American Amber Ale (BLACK IPA?)
Recipe Type: Partial Mash
Batch Size: 5 gal.
Volume Boiled: 3.5 gal.
Mash Efficiency: 72 %
Total Grain/Extract: 10.38 lbs.
Total Hops: 6.0 oz.
Calories (12 fl. oz.): 247.8

Ingredients (all ingredients ordered from Austin Homebrew Supply)
1.5 lbs. 2-Row Brewers Malt
1 lbs. Cara-Pils® Malt
0.5 lbs. American Caramel 20°L
0.5 lbs. American Caramel 60°L
0.375 lbs. Chocolate Malt
6.5 lbs. Briess Extra Light (Malt Extract)
0.5 oz. Columbus (Pellets, 14.2 %AA) boiled 60 minutes.
0.5 oz. Columbus (Pellets, 14.2 %AA) boiled 30 minutes.
1 oz. Crystal (Pellets, 4.3 %AA) boiled 10 minutes.
1 oz. Cascade (Pellets, 5.9 %AA) boiled 10 minutes.
1 oz. Columbus (flame-out)
1 oz. Crystal (flame-out)
1 oz. Cascade (flame-out)
Yeast: WYeast 1332 Northwest Ale

Vital Statistics
Original Gravity: 1.062 (SG ≈ 1.055)
Terminal Gravity: 1.014 (FG ≈ 1.011)
Color: 18.93 SRM
Bitterness: ≈55.1 IBU
Alcohol (%volume): ≈5.5-6.0 range

1 comment:

  1. Hey, sweet blog man. What temperature did you ferment this at?