I have an adapted recipe for an Hoppy Red Rye Ale that is inspired by Jamil's Westcoast Blaster. My recipe is as follows
3.0 Rye Malt
1.0 Horizon 13.0AA @60
1.5 Cascade @15
1.5 Cascade Steep
1.0 Cascade Dry Hop
*I may blend some Citra with Cascade additions.
I have brewed this with 10 lbs of 2 row and loved it. I wanted to try it with rye (similar to a smaller version of the Red Velvet recipe that won the Pro-Am). I also thought about adding 8 oz of Special Roast. I am curious what everyone thinks about how much difference 8 oz of Special Roast would make in this malt bill. Would it push the roast/toast a little to far for the IPA-style hopping? I also am a big fan of Avery's Old Jubilation which has me tempted to do the Victory Special Roast Combo. Just not sure if it will be more than I want given all the malts in this one. Just looking for some opinions before I finalize my recipe. It is always so hard not to add one more malt or hop.