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Conundrum Session IPA Extract Kit


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Hop Heads listen up, because we’ve got a perplexing Conundrum for you. An abundance of alluring hop aromas, fresh, in your face hop flavor, and a bracing bitterness that bombastically screams IPA. Though it isn’t. Clocking in with an OG of 1.045, it’s session strength—barely in Pale Ale territory—but the hops are so present you’d swear you were drinking a big IPA. So good, this IPA beer kit just may become your new Go To hop bomb.

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Conundrum Session IPA

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Hop bursting squeezes maximum flavor into every IBU, and the low gravity makes the hops pop. A lean, clean malt bill puts the balance squarely on the bitterness, with a dry finish that steps aside to let Simcoe, Amarillo, Centennial, and Crystal create a bountiful bouquet of citrusy, piney, and floral notes. The result is intense hoppy flavor and aroma you can enjoy All Day long. So good, this IPA recipe kit just may become your new Go To hop bomb.

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Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Conundrum Session IPA Recipe Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1045
Total Time to Make6 weeks
4.9 / 5.0
35 Reviews
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All Day All the Way
Because NB offers so many great kits, I usually like to try a new one before repeating any. I've repeated a couple including SMASH and milk stout, but I can definitely see myself re-ordering this one: great price, quick turnaround from brew day to glass, it was fully carbonated after 1 week in the bottle and - most importantly - it tastes and smells great! Had nice lacing too! Two weeks primary, then racked, then dry hopped on week 4. One week in the bottle and I'm singing its praises! Tastes real similar to Founders All Day!
March 6, 2015
Great Taste (and you can have a few on Ôschool nightÕ)
I brewed this with a friend who wanted to learn how to brew. He specifically wanted a tasty, hoppy beer that was low enough in alcohol to Ôkeep up with the light beer drinkersÕ (we ended up at 4.7%).We both love this beer! We used a starter, 2 weeks in the primary, 2 weeks in the secondary adding the hops for the last 7 days.
December 19, 2014
brewed this extract kit, primary for 2 weeks, then kegged with dry hops. i couldnt wait for it to fully carb , had to try it and its already amazing. very hoppy, reminds me of founders all day ipa, which is what i was hoping for. i started off brewing extract and then went to all grain for a while but now back to extract, this beer tastes better than any all grain beer ive made.
November 22, 2014
This is a great brew
We love this beer. While it's called an IPA, it's probably better classified as a pale ale because of the low alcohol content. Pale ales are our favorite category of NB beers. SMASH and Breakwater have been our go-to beers, but this will now be on the list.Primary for a week and secondary for 2 weeks. Kegged and force carbed.
December 2, 2014
Absolutely fantastic!
If you're looking for a low abv high impact ale this is it. The flavor and aroma from this kit are out of this world. Two week primary with two packs of 1332 Northwest ale at 68 deg 6 days dry hop and a week in the keg. I'm certain this batch will not last much longer.
December 19, 2014
I couldn't have made more mistakes, still fantastic
Browntown Brewery (see his review for this beer) purchased two kits and gave one to me so we could compare our results. Like a stooge, I did everything wrong on brew day and the time leading up to it. Forgot the recipe kit in my car on the hottest day of the year. Strike one. On brew day I missed adding the steeping hops early in the process. Strike two. Once the wort got to a boil I had to run out (it was Mother's day and I forget we had brunch plans), so I covered the lid and turned off the flame for a few hours. Strike three. I finished the boil when I returned and added the steeping hops about midway through the boil. From there everything went as directed - added the dry hops in a muslin bag for two weeks. This is one of my favorite beers from Northern. Comparing mine to Browntown's version, his is noticeably more bitter. Probably because he used steeping hops and I didn't. So, if you like the smell of hops but don't care for the grapefruity bitterness, then skip the steeping hops. Overall I plan to brew this many times. My wife isn't a fan of IPAs, and even she likes this one! Fantastic IPA smell, complex flavor, and it goes down smooth with a decent ABV. I only hope the next batch done right is as good as my calamity filled batch.
August 6, 2015
Absolutley awesome
IPA drinkers rejoice! I just tried my first glass of Conundrum and could not be happier, especially for the price of this kit. I did a primary for 2 weeks, secondary with dry hops 2 weeks, kegged and carbed for 3 days and this is a most superior brew. I just gave one to my neighbor and he insisted that I keep this on on tap at all times. The ABV came in at around 5.6% and the hop flavor is just awesome. I can't wait for the rest of my brew buddies to try this.
October 8, 2014
Best kit I've brewed so far!
Tasted today after one week in the bottle, perfectly carbed and tasted better than I could have imagined! Will buy many times again
October 18, 2014
This IPA is a winner, mine was in the primary for a week, and secondary for 3 weeks. Cleared up great, looks just beautiful and is so tasty. Everyone of my friends that has tried it absolutely loves it. I would highly suggest it.
October 27, 2014
Wife says "Yummy."
Full discolosure...I do NOT like IPAs. My father in law chose this one and put it on his credit card. I was happy to brew it for him. The brewing was pretty straight forward. Now I have to say our air conditioners are 15 years old and they are not quite capable of maintaining optimum temperatures for the beer to ferment and sit in secondary. (Georgia is hot in the summer!) We also had to go out of town for 12 days so the beer sat in secondary for nearly a month...and for those 12 days we were gone the house was 80-83 degrees at a minimum. As soon as I got home I put the hops in for the dry hopping. I left the hops in for 5-6 days before I bottled. Despite all of those odds stacking against it, the beer looks nice and golden in color. For the taste: I don't like IPAs. This one is pretty hoppy I guess. I know this, because I don't like it!! My father in law is somewhat ambivalent. He politely says it tastes good. I've noticed that his supply isn't exactly flying off his shelf though! My wife, however, said it's "yummy." She said it reminds her of when she was in Germany. (She was stationed there with the military. Funny...I didn't know the Germans were into IPA.) She is one of those that has a super-sensitive palette. She can tell you what spices are in things at restaurants when you go out and eat. (Not me...if I like it I like it. Period.) So there you go. I think the beer turned out fine...if you like IPA. Which, like I said...I don't. Of course NB was quick and awesome to deal with. Very awesome company.
August 29, 2016
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Is this like a founders all day ipa?
C M on May 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it would be similar to that, in that it's a not-too-high ABV hoppy IPA, really good for when you're having more than one! -Mike W, Northern Brewer

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