115th Dream Hopbursted IPA Extract Kit

SKU# U1930

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An Imperial IPA beer kit with a pound of hops; a sip can yield a waking dream; a full glass, a more somnolent state.

Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.

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History has known this terrifying ale by many names: Darth Humulus, One Pound Johnny, the Green Monster, Cerveza del Diablo, Lord of the Fly Sparge, Harvester of Cones. There's no need for us to gild the lily, so how about some data followed by some facts: one pound of hops (yeah, a pound of hops), 9.2% abv, IBUs in the neighborhood of 120, BU:GU ratio of 1.2:1.

Hopbursting is a technique that contributes a significant percentage of a beer's total bitterness through late additions, which as a byproduct creates a psychedelic amount of hop aroma and flavor. This kit uses enough ingredients to brew at least four session beers.

If you serve this beer to a Michelob Ultra drinker, he or she will cry. If life were a 1950s horror flick, this I2PA would climb out of the fermenter and turn on its master. Your dentist does not want you to brew or drink this beer. Sorry in advance about your tooth enamel.

Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.

Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for 115th Dream Hopbursted IPA Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1087
Total Time to Make2 months
Reviews
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Very Good, Very strong
I bought this one looking for a strong IPA, this was it. The amount of hops was crazy (be prepared to use a strainer). I used a high gravity wyeast which seemed to work out well(ABV 9.7). I really didn't try any until after a month, and it had carbonated just fine. This beer was perfect after being bottled for about 3 months, but beware it was really, really strong. It didn't make me cry, but did put me to bed earlier than usual.
July 21, 2011
Too good
I brewed this beer with the intentions of christening a new kegerator. Unfortunately this beer was too good, and my friends and I finished it in 3 days... Definitely will be making this again.
May 25, 2010
The One
I found The One. 3 months in primary and secondary. 3 weeks in a keg with slow forced carbonation (no sense rushing this one). Calculated at 9.1%abv. When I started home brewing, I went through all sorts of recipes looking for that IPA that I'd always keep around. This is it. I'll brew it again and again...maybe play with some ingredients, but this IS the baseline for the perfect STRONG IPA.
July 2, 2010
Outstanding and worth the effort
I have been making beer for close to 2 years now, and this is my 4th ipa. First time making this one, and definately will not be my last. I followed the directions to a t, but be warned, you will lose A LOT of wort volume during the boil. The amount of sludge at the bottom of the kettle is astonishing. Most in any beer I have ever done. I did full 6 gallon boil and after straining into primary fermenter, I ended up with only 4.25 gallons of wort.I gave this batch 2 wks in primary and 4 wks in secondary, the last 2 with the Citra. Then 3 wks in bottle. Let me say, this is very balanced beer, not the hop bomb I expected. You taste the sweet malt, and the great variety of hops makes this beer a seriously complex ipa. You get the pine, grapefruit tastes in waves and the malt is prominant as well. The lingering aftertaste is amazing. It is a 9% beast so be warned. More than 2 of these in one sitting is dangerous.I am a huge Dogfish 90 and 120 ipa fan. To me, this is kind of like a marriage of the 2. You get the maltiness of the 120 and the hoppiness of the 90.This is intimidating when you open the box and see 14 oz of hops. But after making a Belgian Quad 1 wk before, I was up for the challenge. Just make sure to strain the wort multiple times. From pot to fermenter, from fermenter to secondary, and secondary to bottling bucket. Despite 14oz + 2 Citra Dry Hop, I have zero sediment in my beer. Although 36 bottles is a lot less than I am used to yielding. Dont hesitate. Purchase and Brew
May 3, 2013
Just a little bit
I have shared this brew with family, friends, and neighbors and everyone concludes this beer is the best. At my recent Oktoberfest everyone said (with 6 different styles flowing) this one is extra special. Keep up the good brewing Northern Brewer!
October 6, 2009
5 BATCHES AND STILL LOVE IT
I love this beer. Dry hop with cascade hops definitely adds to the flavor. Overall very great beer!
August 30, 2013
This beer will punch you in the face
I mean that as a compliment. The beer is excellent - it's well balanced given the insane quantity of hops and ferments to a whopping 9-11% As such it's not a wise choice for a session beer. (Made that mistake.)The only thing I'd do differently next time is dry hop the beer once it's in secondary - the nose didn't have quite the citrusy / grape-fruity aroma that a good IPA should. (That and I'd stash a few bottles somewhere to see how it aged over a couple of months.)
November 23, 2009
kicksass!
I reyeasted with t-58 at bottling. Turned out excellent! DELICIOUS BEER! Mmmmmm... beer. Highly recommend this kit. Worth the x-dough. Thanks to folks who posted re: low or no carb. Reyeasting was a great success.Enjoy!
November 11, 2010
Yum...
I was excited to brew this recipe but after reading reviews, was worried about cabonation in the bottle. The results turned out to be excellent. Brewed like any other IPA. Made it using a yeast starter. Carbed within 2 weeks of brewing. Bottles lasted about 3 weeks (then they were gone). Very solid yet mild hop flavor! Very surprised!! Will be ordering this again once fall weather hits!! Thanks NB!!
July 15, 2011
Great Beer
If you are a fan of humulus lupulus you will enjoy this beer.Unlike the Tongue Splitter kit ,this beer has enough malt profile and body to make it a truely awsome IPA.I chose the liquid wyeast option, made a yeast starter as recommended and aged 2 1/2 months in secondary fermenter.I kegged this brew so had no problems with carbonation.This is definately at the top of my favorites list.I am glad that NB offers a kit of this quality.
January 8, 2010
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I have always wondered what the proper procedure is for late addition LME. This recipe calls for 6lb of LME and hops to be added with 15min left in the boil. Firstly, do I turn the flame off to add the LME? Doing so would stop the boil. Then, after the LME is added, do I return to a boil before I add the 15min hop addiction or do I just let the timer keep ticking even though I've briefly stopped the boil? I've never fully understood the proper sequence so any info would help.
Louski on Jan 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello Louski,

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! You can just stir that DME into the boil at 15 minutes, no need to stop the boil, just keep on chugging away. You can add the hops before adding the DME or after. Either way, the beer will turn out the same. I hope that this helps!
What kind of hops make up the Hopburst blend?
P A on Feb 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: not sure what northern brewer uses one clone used.75 oz each of cascade,crystal,golding,and warrior.a different clone used 1 oz each of cascade, crystal, and warrior to make 3 oz.hopburst.i have nb kit in secondary,going to dry hop 2oz cascade,and 2oz citra.i did full volume boil,followed instructions to kit,other than dry hopping

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