Barley Johns German IPA

Brewed by Barley Johns Brew Pub
New Brighton, Minnesota USA
5.5% India Pale Ale (IPA) | 1 Rating | 48 IBU |
This beer is an experimental synthesis of two disparate and wonderful beer styles – an IPA and a German Lager. The body and malt profile are similar to a German Helles. It is hopped to the bitterness of an IPA using Noble German Hops. It is fermented with both our house ale yeast, and a Bavarian lager yeast (warm for a few days to get some of the fruity ale characteristics, and then rapidly chilled to deactivate that yeast, and let the lager yeast take over for an extended cold fermentation, allowing the grain flavors to shine and add a silky soft body). If the Germans developed the IPA, it would probably taste like this.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
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Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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