Cascade Mountains West Coast Imperial IPA Extract Kit

SKU: U0920

Imperial IPA, Double IPA - call it what you will, this monster of a 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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Cascade Mountains West Coast Imperial IPA Extract Kit

  • Cascade Mountains West Coast Imperial IPA Extract Kit
  • Cascade Mountains West Coast Imperial IPA Extract Kit
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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.

Additional Information

Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here!
Regional Style USA
Beer Style IPA
Color Light
Original Gravity 1086
Total Time to Make 6 weeks

Customer Reviews

Hop and Kick Review by Thomas
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WOW. I thought this was a great beer. I used leaf Hops for the Hop stand and dry hopping. The hops will wake the dead and the % will put them right back down. I served this at a party and it was the hit of the party. A great summer beer. (Posted on 9/21/14)
Excellent, nice finish Review by Old State Brew Co
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2weeks primary, 3weeks secondary, took 5 weeks to carb up (flat after first 2weeks, likely due to temp being around 80-82, 3more weeks at 75 did the trick). I filtered the beer from the brew kettle, didn't add any fining agents and didn't cold crash. Came out pretty clear all things considered. Could be improved if I added hops directly instead of putting in hop bag to add more aroma from more shop contact (I brewed another dipa which I added hops directly, used Irish moss, and cold crashed and came out very clear). Would definitely recommend. Also HIGHLY recommend the Plinian Legacy. (Posted on 8/3/14)
Excellent Brew Review by Kevin
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1 week primary, 3 weeks secondary, and 2 weeks in bottles before moving to the fridge. Measured 9% abv. Just tried my first bottle, and this is by far the best IPA I've brewed. I highly recommend for fellow hop fans out there. (Posted on 7/19/14)
Potent Brew! Review by Pulpslayer
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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. (Posted on 5/18/14)
Great IPA Review by Chuck
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Final ABV of 8.5. Great tasting double IPA. I would recommend to all brewers. (Posted on 4/23/14)
Great Imperial IPA! Review by Josh
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This beer turned out great! I extended the boil to 90 minutes and only did 10 days primary and 10 days secondary fermentation. I was a little nervous because I did not use a yeast starter but everything still worked fine and I got 9.3% ABV. (Posted on 4/10/14)
Nice and hoppy! Review by Daniel
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This IPA came out great. A little on the sweet side which is to be expected. Took longer than I expected to carbonate. After bottling I stored in my cold winter basement which I believe may have stopped the carbonation process. Once I moved to 65 degree temps, it carbonated up and taste fantastic! (Posted on 2/22/14)
West Coast Perfection Review by Jungle
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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. (Posted on 1/20/14)
Can't wait to try it! Review by Matt
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Put it all together last night - very excited to try it.
I changed the instructions a bit - did a 90-minute boil, added coriander & honey.
Initial OG reading indicates it could end around ABV 10%.
Can't wait!! (Posted on 1/17/14)
Good slow fermentation Review by Greg
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This one smells great but mine isn't done. It's an easy cook and a nice steady fermentation. So far so good. (Posted on 1/15/14)
Amazing brew Review by Kevin
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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. (Posted on 1/13/14)
Best IPA I've ever had Review by Damien
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This was my 1st attempt at an Imperial IPA and WOW it did not let me down. I follwed the recipe to the letter basically. Due to my schedule I left it in the secondary an extra week. But this beer was amazing. Perfectly hoppy yet balanced by the sweetness, just perfect. I can't wait to brew it again. (Posted on 12/16/13)
Fantastic! Review by Blake
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This beer turned out perfect coming in at 9.5% abv. I would suggest adding a little more top off water then usual to compensate for the loss of beer from all the hop sludge. This was a very well balanced beer, not too bitter at all. I did 3 weeks in primary (dryhopping the last 7 days). I did initially clog my keg when pulling off the first pint, but after I blew that out it was smooth sailing. I will be ordering this again, well worth the money! (Posted on 11/30/13)
Great IPA--smallish final product Review by David
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This IPA came out great. We did two weeks in primary and three in the secondary and the end result was a great blend of malt and hops. The only thing is that you lose a lot of brew to the hops. You might want to put in a little extra water. Because there was so much hop sludge we only ended up with about 36 bottles and I am used to getting somewhere more around 46 bottles. The beer we got is delicious, but this is an expensive recipe so you do want to get the most for your money. (Posted on 11/27/13)
Outstanding Recipe! Review by Julie
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This beer is so good that I had to order another right away. The hops are incredible and surpisingly very smooth to drink! (Posted on 11/22/13)
A..A..A..A..Alcohol Review by Steve
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SOB #13 is my highest ABV to date. Brewed 4/13. Four weeks in primary at 64degrees then ten days dry-hop. I always taste a bottle at 10 days conditioning. The alcohol is definitely present but the Cascade hops take over. Grapefruity, bitter, really good. Now at five months I am just about out and the beer has mellowed. The alcohol note is not as prevalent as before. Very good IPA NB! (Posted on 11/18/13)
My best batch yet Review by Justin
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Tried a few each week after bottling and I've got to say this keeps getting better. It's not cheap, but you get what you pay for. Even the wife said she'd like me to brew more of this...what more can you say?! (Posted on 11/15/13)
First IPA Review by Mitch
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This was my first IPA brew and I thought it turned out really well! The bitterness of the hops was perfect, making a smooth and well balanced beer that you could easily drink a few of. I did 2 weeks in primary and 3 weeks in secondary and the flavors were great! I highly recommend this for anyone who likes IPA's! (Posted on 11/1/13)
Great IPA Review by Scott
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This is the hoppy IPA that I have been looking to brew. I skipped one of the pounds sugar, since it wouldn't add to the taste and I figured 8.5% would be strong enough. Glad I went that route, since it took a month in the secondary even with the lesser amount . Great color, great taste. I will be making this one again and again (Posted on 9/30/13)
Smoooooth Review by climb99
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This beer ended up very smooth despite the large amount of hops. I had an extra 1/2 lb of Belgian clear candy sugar which I added at the start of boil. End product had a good hop flavor with the bitterness you sometimes get with very hoppy beers. Very smooth finish. (Posted on 9/13/13)
Very aromatic IPA Review by Chris
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This IPA was not nearly as bitter as I expected which is what I wanted. The description of the product on the website is exactly how it turned out. A lot of aroma from the hops, but a nice finish. (Posted on 9/9/13)
Smells fantastic Review by Justin
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It's a pile of hops and it sure smells like it. Still sitting in the secondary fermenter, but I can't hardly wait to get it bottled! (Posted on 9/7/13)
EXCELLENT! Review by Todd
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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... (Posted on 9/3/13)
Great Beer Review by Randy
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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 (Posted on 8/28/13)
Outstanding IPA Review by Michael
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This is truly an outstanding beer. If you like bitter with a big bouquet, this is the beer for you. I opened it after one week in the bottle, and it was young, but delicious. After 3 weeks, that flavors are better blended and just spectacular. A friend of mine works for major wine/beer retailer, and he wished I could make it at scale because, "this would fly off the shelf." It's flying off the shelf in my fridge for sure. (Posted on 8/28/13)
Wait it out, gets incredibly better with age Review by Dan
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Brewed this, primary 10 days, secondary 25. Bottled, tried after 2 weeks. Very bitter, strong, overbearing, amateur. Was disappointed as this is an expensive kit. Had all the desirable elements, but tasted poor as none of the elements were blended. It was terribly bitter. Prior to this batch I never truly understood what "melded" meant. Now I do. I tried another bottle 1 week later, much better. Tried one 3 weeks after that and this is amazing. Very cloudy, very hoppy, very high ABV. I bottle everything I make as I like to share with friends. I'm hoarding this one. This is number 1 all time favorite for sure. Cif you like hoppy beers, brew this but wait it out. It keeps getting better with time. (Posted on 5/3/13)
Awesome Review by Erik
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Very tasty beer....I think this stuff will go fast. (Posted on 5/2/13)
Simply The Best IPA I Have Ever Tasted Review by BobFV
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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. (Posted on 4/27/13)
Dangerous! Review by Brewerbob
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Just tried the first bottle. Will do another batch next week! Dry hopped for 7 days. (Posted on 4/13/13)
Careful with this one! Review by jason
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This is the beer I've been waiting to brew. It's wonderfully balanced so it's easy to forget its 9.5% ABV. I thought it would have a bigger nose considering all the dry hopping but its outstanding. My wife loves hops but usually doesn't like imperials because they can get sweet or have an alcohol burn. Not this one! (Posted on 4/11/13)
Still in Secondary but had major problems with DanStar BRY-97dry yeast Review by Richard
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DO NOT USE THE DRY YEAST. I followed instructions and used a starter. I actually had to add a second Safale US-05 dry yeast to this because it was a high gravity beer. This is my first time using dry yeast and I can't believe it took 36 hours to see any activity. Then there was only about an inch of krausen on top of the beer and Co2 bubbles, but no krausen blowoff or flocculation. This is an imperial IPA with 2lbs of corn sugar added to it! I would have thought that it would have taken off with all that sugar to eat (and i was prepared with a big blowoff tube). It fermented very slowly and I racked to secondary after about 9 days primary. I did a gravity reading and its coming in at around 9.6% abv, so I know the dry yeast finally did its job. Also, a good brewers note is leave head space in secondary to add all those hops! what a mess. I go to bottle next weekend and will update my review after I drink this. In my initial sample when racking to secondary there is no so subtle hint of booze behind all the bitterness. (Posted on 4/8/13)
Lip Smacking Review by Anthony
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This is one delicious beer. I agree that the hop character is a little one note, but I love my cascade hops and that is exactly what I expected from what is essentially a single hop beer. My only advice is to enjoy this great beer fresh, the incredible aroma stuck aroma blew my socks off but only stuck around for about 2 weeks. (Posted on 4/2/13)
Wow! Review by Chris
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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. (Posted on 3/27/13)
good, but a little "one note" in the hops Review by Chuck
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Over all, this is a very serviceable IPA. It's starts with a solid hop aroma, followed by a slight hint of butterscotch on the front end (I assume from the Maris Otter). Mine landed around 9% ABV and has a pleasant level of warm alcohol in the finish. My only criticism is, though there are certainly a lot-o-hops present, and the hops are good, it's missing a bit of the complexity and bite I've found in other IPAs I've brewed. (Posted on 2/7/13)
Amazing Review by Plankowner
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This is the first homebrew I rated 5/5. This kit is definitely worth the extra money. I used a local brewery's house yeast and fermented at 62 degrees for 6 days. Secondary for 2 weeks and 5 dry hop days. Light color. No alcohol warming even at 9.0% abv. It has a pleasant honey-like flavor and mouthfeel with a big cascade aroma that keeps you drinking. Well done, NB! Well done. (Posted on 2/5/13)
Fantastic IPA Review by James
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This IPA is my new favorite. I'll be brewing another batch of this soon. It's absolutely delicious. I reused the yeast from my dead ringer brew for this batch. ABV turned out around 9.6%. The hop profile is great. A friend of mine who is a certified beer judge absolutely loved this brew. (Posted on 1/22/13)

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