Hopquila Robusto Double IPA Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

SKU: UB10020

There’s something to be said for the unique flavor and profound provenance of the definitively Mexican tequila. Much like craft beer, there are massive producers and tiny micros, and a wide array of flavors to explore. Here, we see tequila joining with the king of the super-hoppy beer world, double IPA.

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Hopquila Robusto Double IPA

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This DIPA uses a single hop aroma/flavor varietal, Mosaic — it bears aromas of honeydew melon, crisp citrus, and powerfully fruity late-summer berries. The marriage of the two potent potables is astoundingly brilliant — the tequila enhances Mosaic’s natural flavors and aromas, but brings it’s own spicy and fruity character, for a pint muy delicioso. We recommend a reposado or anejo to compliment the sweet malt, and only 100% pure agave, for the best companion to this hop monster.

Additional Information

Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here!
Regional Style USA
Beer Style IPA
Color Amber
Original Gravity 1074
Total Time to Make 6 weeks

Customer Reviews

Pleasant Surprise Review by Damien
I had been intrigued by this kit for a long time and decided to give it a shot. I have to say the thought of tequila in an IPA didn’t sound great at first.
Now that I have brewed it and tried it, WOW!! It is amazing. The sweetness balances the hops and the tequila (I used Patron Silver) really accents the flavors in this beer. I love it I am brewing it again!
(Posted on 12/10/14)
Nice DIPA with a kick Review by James
I did a 4 gallon boil, Primary for 3 weeks, secondary for 2 weeks. I went with the Safale US-05 yeast - just one packet - re-hydrated prior to pitching. Very active fermentation!! I used a 7gal carboy, and didn't have a blowout - anything smaller and you'll probably need a blow-off tube.

It's been in the keg for about 10 days now. I used a reposado tequila - 6oz. I used Irish moss in the boil, and cold crashed for 24hrs prior to kegging - No haze here!

Early on, the the tequila flavor was a bit heavy - a little too much for my liking. It's mellowed out, and gets better every day. The bitterness and citrus flavors from the hops that were masked by the bite of the tequila are now starting to come through, turning this into a very nice brew.

I wound up with about 7.6% ABV.

Overall, I'd say this is a very good beer, and I'll be brewing this one again.
(Posted on 8/24/14)
Outstanding Review by Andrew
Great flavour from the Mosaic Hops, super melon taste on the tongue followed by a nice citrus aftertaste, used a repasado Tequilla and used the suggested amount. Works well, great comments from all that have tried it. I will definately brew this again. (Posted on 8/11/14)
Best Brew Review by David
I have been brewing for about 4 years now and this is by far the best receipe to date. I doubled the amount of tequilla and dryhopped about a week before bottling. Getting ready to order this again (Posted on 7/15/14)
Very unique flavor Review by CCP
I used a the WLP001 yeast w/starter pitched on 5.25g in a 6.5g carboy and was glad I had the foresight to use a blow-off tube. This did 10 days in primary, 13 days in secondary, 3 days in keg (I did the 1 day @ 30psi/2 days at 10 due to a timeline issue). I added 8oz of Cabo Wabo Reposado 7 days before kegging and dry-hopped 3 days days before.

The FG sample was a little rough (green with heavier than expected tequila), but having had it on tap now for 3 weeks it's definitely smoothing out, and has become my default on pizza night.

My one complaint is probably because I'm a bit of a hop-head, but I feel the hops are too understated or possibly overwhelmed by the tequila. I'm considering dry-hopping another ounce in the keg just to see what happens. (Posted on 6/2/14)
Give this one a try Review by Roger
I'm not the biggest IPA fan, but wanted to try this (I'm a huge fan of the Bourbon Barrel Porter, and bourbon, and porters...). Very glad that I did. The aroma alone from this one is a winner. I followed the recipe as written, used Hornitos reposdo, and it is a terrific Summer beer. The hops give it great flavor and aroma, but not the over-bitterness that a lot of IPAs tend to have. I will definitely make this one again. (Posted on 5/28/14)
Update Review by Andy
It's been 6 weeks since brew day. The beer is in secondary and I repitched a pack of yeast to drop gravity a bit more.

Just tried a hydrometer sample and added a splash of tequila. LOVE it! The fruity mosaic hops and earthy tequila taste are a perfect match.

I will let it sit one more week and then dry hop. (Posted on 5/10/14)
Mosaic hops smell great Review by Andy
I brewed this on 4-6-14. Like the noob I am, I ended up with close to 5.5 gallons of wort and slightly lower gravity. I'm thinking of adding an extra ounce of mosaic to the 2 oz of dry hops called for in the kit.

The smells coming from the fermentor are already wonderful. The Mosaic hops are very fruity and I can imagine that they will compliment the tequila nicely.

I'll update as I go along.
(Posted on 4/8/14)
Different but very good Review by Tyler
Typically I don't drink tequila but I thought this looked interesting. I followed the recipe timing on primary and secondary fermentation, and picked up four "airplane" bottles of Cazadores Repasado. I started by adding three of them (4.8 oz) and after a few days in the keg I decided it could use some more tequila burn to balance out the bit of fruity sweetness that it had. So, in total I used about 6.4 oz of tequila and I like this beer more everyday! First you get the raisiny sweet and hop fruity taste followed by the little bit of tequila burn. This beer is well balanced and I will probably brew it again. (Posted on 3/30/14)
Best Brew to Date Review by Billy
This is my 5th batch of home brew and it is by far my favorite! Great fruit and hop aromas mixed with a finish that is fruity and smooth. Moved to secondary for 2+ weeks with the addition of tequila and dry hop in the last 5 days. only been in the bottle for a week and tastes awesome! I think this will be one I brew again soon. (Posted on 3/3/14)