The Plinian Legacy Double IPA Kit

SKU: UB10100

Brewed with Simcoe®, Columbus, Centennial, and Amarillo® - this quintessential double IPA is an homage to the #1 beer in America- as voted by the AHA- and one of the most sought after brews of the last decade.

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In true west coast style, this famously fragrant IIPA features an uncomplicated yet sturdy malt backbone to which outlandish amounts of hops are added. It has a fine balance of malt, hoppy bitterness, and warming alcohol, with a fresh hop aroma of floral citrus, and pine. Bittered with pure essence of hop, flavored with massive kettle additions, and featuring not one, but two dry hoppings, it is the first and last word when it comes to the ultimate hoppy homebrew. There is no need to stash this one away as it is intended to be enjoyed fresh, before the delicate hop aromas fade. Get ready to experience the ultimate lupulin threshold shift!

Additional Information

Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here!
Regional Style USA
Beer Style IPA
Color Light
Original Gravity 1070
Total Time to Make 6 weeks

Customer Reviews

One word - fantastic Review by chad
I have never had the real thing, but I can say this beer is the best beer I have ever tasted! I was blown away. I have had many highly rated IIpa,s but not like this. The hop aroma and flavor is about as complex as any high priced craft beer. Came in at 7.7%. Do yourself a favor and make this beer! (Posted on 4/18/14)
Great at All Stages Review by Mike
I often read people talking about how great a hydro sample tastes for a particular beer. I always try them when I measure, but am usually left dumping most of it after a quick sip. This is even true for beers that I really enjoy after they are done and aged. The Plinian Legacy sample was so good after a month in primary that the only thing stopping me from drinking a few pints was the thought of how good this beer would be after the two dry hop additions in the secondary. A just tried an early sample from my batch, bottled just a week ago. Obviously still under-carbed and the flavors haven't melded, but this is already a WOW beer. If this is your style, then this could be your favorite kit. (Posted on 4/13/14)
Close in Side By Side Review by Dustin
As someone who is fortunate to get a relatively consistent supply of Pliny, I can say this recipe NB is offering is extremely close to the actual thing. I took a side by side of the two for others to check out. The color of the NB offering is somewhat darker, and both my friends and I thought Pliny was a little smoother. Mine was just 1.5 weeks since bottling so that might change. Smell and taste wise, the NB offering was close if not better. Here is the picture:

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A couple notes from my brewing experience that might help others:

1) I didn't transfer to secondary.
2) I cold crashed for 2-3 days at 40 degrees in my garage
3) I double filtered through a mesh bag (same bag you steep grains in) when siphoning the beer. I simply sanitized the bags and two new rubber bands a couple days before siphoning and stored them to dry. The upside to this was that all the sludge was separated from the beers. The downside is that the siphoning took longer because things kept getting clogged. I would still recommend filtering at some point, maybe just using one mesh bag instead of two.
4) I didn't use filtered water, which I regret, and did not add gypsum which I think will help make the hops pop even more.
5) I used the dry yeast option and rehydrated my yeast.

Even with the couple mistakes and variations I made, it's hard to ignore how good this beer is. Despite brewing a six gallon batch I only managed to get 41 twelve ounce bottles that were free of any serious sediment aside from extremely fine particulates. Given that Pliny is so limited and ~$7 for a 510mL bottle, I would say this is a steal.

I should also note that I am not an experienced brewer by any means. This was my third kit and was not too challenging as long as you have some help to add hops and control the boil. Hope my review can help others, it's a massive hop bomb. (Posted on 4/9/14)
Exciting to Brew it exceeded fermenter's capacity Review by Richard
Making any IPA is big departure for me but I chose this one after seeing first hand the enthusiasm for Pliny the Elder ale when I visited the "Monk's Kettle" last month in San Francisco. I'm used to making malty ales with about 1 to 2 oz of yeast per 5 gallon batch. This brew is more like a pound of hops. I made a 2 stage starter from the WLP 001 tube and put the whole thing in my tallest bucket fermenter about 7 gallons. After one day things were getting out of hand and the air lock was full of yeast so I needed to split the batch into 2 fermenters to give this big beer more space. I'm pretty happy doing this kit rather than the all grain version because this IPA is all about the hops not the malt flavor. (Posted on 4/9/14)
Awesome!! Review by Forky
Just 2 weeks after bottling and it is PERFECT! I followed directions to the T with no known mistakes. My 11th brew to date and 2ND IPA. This is hands down the best beer I've ever tasted..commercial or otherwise. Northern Brewer has put together a masterpiece!! Literally , all others beers taste like crap if I have one of these brews first. It's citrus, carbonated hop juice with a malty,vanilla sweetness to balance the bitter. Alcohol flavor is dangerously low even though it's humming at 9.5%. I'm ruined for all other beers. My quest for the perfect West Coast IPA is over!! ... But I'll keep exploring in case I'm wrong...haha!! Brew this beer!! Cheers!!! (Posted on 4/6/14)
Amazing! Review by Mike
I've never had Pliny, so I can't speak of how it compares. What I do know is this is the tastiest beer I've ever brewed. Believe the Pliny hype. I can't stop drinking it. Lots of hops, but not a bitter beer, this will be a fantastic hot weather beer. So much citrus flavor, lots going on in the nose and taste. 20 days primary, was surprised how clear the beer came out. Only 5 days in bottles and I had to try it. Wow! Ordering it again today to brew this week. This beer will be on permanent rotation at my house. (Posted on 3/30/14)
Awesome! Review by Mike
The best tasting beer I ever brewed at home. Great kit Northern Brewer. Super Hoppy goodness!!! (Posted on 3/26/14) Review by amando
Just bottled mine yesterday and WOW, by the taste of it it's incredibly close to Pliny. 6 gl. batch and I got just under 5 gallons at bottle time. This is a Hop bomb to the bone that will be in my rotation! (Posted on 3/23/14)
A double hopped knuckle sandwich to your palate Review by nathan
Awesome kit. HUGE hop aroma and flavor. It's important to know that this kit is geared for a 6 gallon batch which you can squeeze into a 5 gallon carboy but will only end up yielding about 4.5 gallons. Fantastic tasting beer that I will definitely brew again. (Posted on 3/10/14)
As good as the legend! Review by Adam
Finally, been waiting for this one! Brewed on 1/26/14 Full boil used White Labs WLP90 San Diego Super Strain, 3L starter. Kegged on 3/5. Pulled a pint today and blown it a exact match of the Elder? No but it's close and tastes great. Nice balanced bitterness, huge hop aroma and in your face Pine, pineapple, peach, juicy fruit, citrus too...almost too many too name.
Brew this beer! If you like IPAs you will love this..
Thanks Northern Brewer for putting this one together. (Posted on 3/10/14)
Hop Bomb! Review by Jon
I brew mostly IPA and IIPA and this is by far Northern's best creation for this style. I'm not from a part of the country where I can get the real deal, but if you love hops this is it. Cold crashing is a must, the amount of hops is insane. It's only been in the bottle a week and I'm about to order it again. (Posted on 3/7/14)
Wow! Review by Hector
Amazing beer! If you love big hop bombs you will love this beer! Kegged 4 nights ago and it is awesome! (Posted on 3/2/14)