Cascade Mountains West Coast Imperial IPA Extract 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. Our extract version features the exclusive NB Gold LME — bringing that extra bit of something special to your best IPAs.

Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter

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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 Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Cascade Mountains West Coast Imperial IPA Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1086
Total Time to Make6 weeks
Reviews
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Seriously big ipa
First off, I love ipa's. I don't think anyone buying this Kit doesn't love ipa's. I used the newer fermentis abbaye yeast and this beast came out to 10.9 abv. It has the hop flavor you expect plus a very alcohol forward warmth. Two pints is about all you need! Great color and head retention. Just think through your yeast choice. It has enough fuel to make an 11%
March 22, 2015
West Coast Perfection
I brewed this specifically for brother's birthday gift. Beer is a flavor bomb with great taste. Be patient, this is one that gets better with age. Hate to say I gave most of it away. Will be a regular in my fermentor.
January 20, 2014
Great Beer
I have used other suppliers and this was my first beer from Northern, what a difference! Recipe was easy and turned out great. Much like Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster but I think better. Hidden punch without the alcohol burn and all those great hops! Thank you I will be back
August 28, 2013
Simply The Best IPA I Have Ever Tasted
I just tapped a Corny keg prepared from an extract kit and I can say that to my taste, this is the best IPA available! I have been to Stone and Surly and Sierra Nevada and had their beers at the brewery, and I must say that this beer tastes better than all the rest! Your taste may vary, but I love the full body, not too dark amber color, malty tone but big, aromatic hop taste in the front of the mouth.I prepared the kit using the ingredients as provided. I used the Safale dry yeast with a 2 liter starter for about 4 days, did a full 5-gallon boil, and used an O2 tank and diffusion stone to oxygenate before pitching the yeast. Very lively fermentation at about 68 degrees, with a large amount of blowoff developing within 8 hours. Primary for 2 weeks in a 6.5 gallon glass carboy, then in to secondary for another 3 weeks before the final dry hopping, which I did for another week. Straight to the keg from dry hopping, and carbonated under 30psi forced CO2 for 48 hours, then CO2 backed off to serving pressure (8 psi) - this is an outstanding beer which I can only imagine will get better for as long as this 5 gallon lasts in the Kegerator. I have already ordered another kit and will try the liquid yeast option this time, but it will be hard to improve on perfection.
April 27, 2013
Potent Brew!
I was highly impressed by this IPA. Very hoppy, and not particularly heavy with a more than adequate alcohol content. Definitely a lot of hop particles in suspension, so perhaps filtration or cold crashing would reduce some of this, but not a significant issue. I would brew this again for sure.
May 18, 2014
Amazing brew
I've become a big fan of rich double and Imperial IPA's - but not those that are over the top. Despite the massive amount of ingredients and hops used, it's not overpowering in any way. Patience is the key - I let it sit for a while. It's a very well balanced, full bodied and rich brew - reminds me of Heady Topper. Probably the best IPA I've brewed.
January 13, 2014
Dangerous!
Just tried the first bottle. Will do another batch next week! Dry hopped for 7 days.
April 13, 2013
EXCELLENT!
My highest gravity brew to date. Initially had a slow fermentation, then became stuck, I re-pitched with Muntons and it took off. The stall was completely my fault due to poor aeration on my behalf. For me the beer was nicely balanced, hoppy, boozy, citrus-y all my favorites, oh and beautiful in the glass. Went far to quickly, and I will brew again! Thanks NB...
September 3, 2013
Wow!
So far this has been my best beer. Great flavor and aroma. I followed the recipe , made a yeast starter and used O2 and a diffusion stone. I have a strong fermentation within 4 hours. Placed in fermentation chamber at 60 degrees for 4 days. Increased to 65 after 5 days and then finished out at 68 for 5 days. Racked into secondary for 10 days, dry hopped for 5 days. Racked to tertiary and used Biofine. Kegged and carbed, and it is so F@*$%&g good! I will be making this one again.
March 27, 2013
great ipa
used yeast starter, full volume boil. followed directions except at dry hopping, used 5 ounces of cascade whole leaf hops in 2 hop bags .dry hopped in keg 12 days, bottled 6 beers to have room to carbonate, added co2 in when dry hopped but needed to make more room to finish. chilled for a week, beer was clean and crisp,nice citrus flavor,a dry finish. beer did not have a sweet taste. tim and me spent a little extra on hops,but we really liked results.we like hops,and will use on other kits for extra kick
December 15, 2015
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Is it necessary to rehydrate the Danstar BRY-97 ? Only my second brew and the first one I pitched the yeast dry.
P A on Feb 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You could pitch the yeast as is, but you may not achieve the results that are published with the recipe (and what made you decide on this recipe) and your primary fermentation will not reach it's potential with a lowered cell count. It seems like an extra step to propagate the yeast, but now is a good time to
learn the importance of a good cell count, especially with the work out those yeast cells are going to get with the huge amount of malts in this "Double IPA".
Cheers!
This extract recipe calls for steeping/boiling with 2.5 gal water. Any issue if I start with 4 gallons water?
N E on Nov 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello

I don't see an issue with boiling with 4 gallons. The reason for the reduced volume at the start is to allow some brewers to use a smaller pot

and to help get the boil going quicker. I've done quite a few of these kits at full volume with no problem.
Can I just use 2 packs of dry yeast instead of using a starter?
R Y on Oct 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It's a "Double" IPA, so why not double the Yeast!
You will need to prepare for a possible blowoff during high krausen and you will definitely end up at the boosey end of this already high alcohol Beer.
I love how this turned out! I'm going to brew again but leave out the 5 lbs of sugar. In some bottles the alcohol flavor dominates. I am curious to see how this recipe turns out without the additional alcohol. Anyone tried this yet?
D A on Nov 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I love the dominant alcohol flavor.

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