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What happens when you combine a huge malt bill with an even larger dose of hops? You get the Bitter Demagogue. Unapologetically off-balance, this bitter palate wrecker throws caution to the wind with it’s 100 IBUs and nearly 10% ABV. A dose of 3 different crystal malts lend a nearly red hue, and a heavy-handed addition of simple sugar ensures its slanderous strength. To make things yet more extreme, coercive additions of bittering hops battle the malt facade for pure palate domination. Have one, and deal with the ramifications later- the Bitter Demagogue likes it that way.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Bitter Demagogue Extract Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1090 Total Time to Make 8 weeks
3.0 / 5.03 ReviewsDid Not Disappoint! Just know how to handle the high OG.This was my third brew and a first at this high of an OG. Used US-05 yeast, OG of 1.088 with FG of 1.012. Primary 2 weeks, secondary 1 week with dry hops, primed with recommended 2/3 cup corn sugar (didn't have a scale at the time, would highly recommend having one before bottling).
It's been 4 weeks since bottling, and I've finally got some good carbonation. I tried my first bottle at 2 weeks, and no carbonation. So I did some research on high OG beers. Apparently this is not uncommon, so maybe buy an extra pack of yeast, or for sure do a starter if using liquid. Amazing what doing research before hand can tell you...
Overall a pretty good Imperial IPA. Definitely a good idea to let this one sit in the bottle for at least 4 weeks before cracking one open. The difference between week 2 and week 4 was huge for taste (might've been the lack of carbonation at week 2). The alcohol bite was highly forward at first, but has calmed down considerably with age. I would buy this kit again just to experiment with different hops and yeast. If you're a fan of big IPAs, don't be afraid to give this one a try! I would purchase again just to experiment with different hops and yeast.April 9, 2017Purchased
4 months agoVery good for my first high gravity beerThis was my first attempt at a higher alcohol content brew and it turned out very well. I keg all of my beers, so I can't speak to bottle conditioning.
Keg or bottle, you definitely will benefit from aging the beer. While I am always anxious to get my beer on tap and in my belly, I have quickly learned to give it as much time as possible to settle and mellow out.
The color, flavor, and taste were great, but I would like to give this another shot with different hops. One of my favorite local craft beers is heavy on mosaic hops, and I'm going to try another recipe offered by Northern Brewer that also is heavy on mosaic hops. If that goes well, I would buy this recipe again and change up the hops... but that's just a personal taste.
Definitely worth the investment when it's all said and done.April 17, 2017Purchased
5 months agoVery disappointingI was really excited for this kit because it was supposed to be super hoppy and boozy...always a great combo. Made a starter for this kit, used the Omega Yeast Cali yeast. Brew day went great. When I bottled, it tasted like with age that this would be good. I let this beer sit 4 weeks before cracking one open...no carbonation. 2 more weeks, still nothing. Tasted it...way to sweet and not very bitter. 2 months...nothing. I tried everything to get this to carb up...flipped the bottles, warmed them up, etc...and then 3 months...finally every other was kind of carbonated. Boozy? yes. Bitter? no. The only thing bitter here is me about spending a ton of money on this kit.
Note: this was not my first high gravity beer.June 7, 2017
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