IBU: 27 SRM: 6 ABV: 4.5% (approx. with 2 cans of Black Rock APA) Malt: 74% Ale, 13.6% Lager, 12% Caramalt, 0.4% Roasted Hops, bittering: Green Bullet, Pacific Gem Hops, dry: Cascade
Black Rock Crafted IPA is brewed with Caramalt and Roasted specialty malts for a typical IPA bitterness and pale brown colour. NZ Green Bullet and Pacific Gem hops are added at the boil to provide a moderate-strong bitterness. The wort is dry-hopped to infuse the citrus and subtle floral aromas of Wakatu hops into the final beer. Wakatu is the Maori name for Nelson, New Zealand’s famous hop growing region. Brew two cans of IPA to achieve the classic IPA bitterness and hop aroma.
Costly, time-consuming all grain processes are not necessary to create quality craft wort at home. Discerning home brewers are always looking to improve their brewing techniques and beer quality. With this in mind, the master brewers at Black Rock have expertly brewed the highest quality fresh wort in a state-of-the-art Krones brewery, using only the finest fresh NZ malt before gently evaporating to 80 brix for your convenience. Try brewing this recipe with a specialty US ale yeast like Safale US-05, and dry-hopping with added citrus or American style hops.