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Cascade Mountains West Coast Imperial IPA All-Grain Kit


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Imperial IPA, Double IPA - call it what you will, this monster of a beer kit drives home the West Coast approach to brewing big hoppy beers: a bone dry, hugely dry hopped, massively flavorful hop monster.

Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter

We strongly recommend ordering dry yeast in the summer months. We do include complimentary Cold Ice Packs with all liquid yeasts. However, it is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will survive the trip, given transit times and particularly hot temperatures.

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Imperial IPA used to essentially mean a “doubling” of everything in a recipe — dating from the time when kings and emperors would receive a brewer’s best efforts as tribute. In modern times, early efforts at west coast brewing powerhouses such as Stone, Rogue, and Blind Pig often did take that simple of an approach — start with a basic IPA, and make it times two. Over time, themes and variations came about that tweaked the formula. Preference shifted away from malt-dominators, towards a leaner, crisper, less sweet-finishing beer. The hopping regime also shifted from simply “more hops at more times” to later and later in the boil, spilling over heavily into the dry hop. The end result is a hop-dominated, high-alcohol beer that threatens yearly hop supplies with it’s obsession over the richest oils and aromatics.

Packed with 10 ounces of hops, this IIPA recipe kit will push the limits of your senses, while a generous dose of sugar helps to dry out the finish for a deceptively easy drinking beer.

Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter

Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Cascade Mountains West Coast Imperial IPA All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional Style USA
Original Gravity 1086
Total Time to Make 6 weeks
4.3 / 5.0
15 Reviews
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About to bottle my IPA-I don't have results but got some good out of the OG 1.080 pretty high!
September 23, 2016
great double i.p.a.
a great beer my sister brother-in law and I loved this beer a hoppy well balanced beer with a clean after taste hides high gravity very well we liked this beer more than 115 dream Hopbursted imperial i.p.a. which has a more bitter aftertaste will be brewing morewest coast imperial if you like hoppy high gravity beer good aftertaste try this one
January 25, 2014
Really Good
came out great, would brew again
December 18, 2013
Great Beer
This is a great recipe... I highly recommend it!
December 31, 2013
Simply Awesome!
Brewed this 4/26/14. Due to an error in my mill gap, I only got around 58% efficiency. Entered it in an American IPA category instead of Imperial IPA at the annual Canfield Homebrew Contest anyway. Won 1st Place & Best of Show! Scored 46.5 out of 50. Not bad at all for a screw-up on my part!!
August 10, 2014
Outstanding Brew!
Lot of fun to make; wonderful flavor and hop character.
April 11, 2016
Hop Happy!
If you love hops you will love this beer. Good hop flavor yet smooth taste without a bad finish
July 2, 2016
Great Imperial IPA
This beer has become a standard for me. Love it! I make sure I always have a keg on hand to give to friends and neighbors.
October 1, 2015
very nice
A very nice big beer, heavy on the cascade. Some heat, but very drinkable. Be careful. Enjoy.
September 16, 2013
Need to try again at warmer temps
Brewed 12/30 OG 1.086, primary at 66 for 14 days, racked at 60 for 21 days, kegged/carbed 5 days. Lighter color, nice flavor that is getting better with age but...as a previous reviewer has said, not the balanced malty hop bomb I expected.
March 25, 2014
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What is the Sach rest?
A shopper on Jun 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That's the main mash time period, the saccharification rest. This is the time the grain is sitting in the strike water as the starches are converted to fermentable sugars, usually near 153 degrees.

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