Jamil's Evil Twin® IPA Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

SKU: U0140
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If you don't already have an Evil Twin, you should definitely consider one: imagine the scapegoating possibilities! Homebrew figurehead, author, multiple Ninkasi Award-winner, Brewing Network host, and all-around good dude Jamil Zainasheff's sinister doppelganger is mahogany-colored, lavishly hopped, and lives in a keg or bottle, and he's only too happy to help you find your own. JZ and NB have teamed up to bring you Jamil's Evil Twin® in kit format.

A strong, deep copper-red ale that boasts a complex malt profile but is really a showcase for hopbursting. Hopbursting forgoes the traditional additions of bittering hops early in the boil in favor of copious additions of aroma varieties late in the boil. For the brewer, the result is a significant IBU contribution as well as intense hop aroma and flavor from the late additions. For the drinker, the result is smooth bitterness in a pint suffused with a fragrant fog of hop flavor and aroma. Don't blame us if you can't stop brewing and drinking it – it was our Evil Twin.

Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter. Note: When the brewing gets tough, the tough get brewing... Due to a severe shortage of Amarillo hops this year, Jamil Zainasheff has authorized a substitution to his usual recipe. The Amarillo hops called for in the original Evil Twin® will be replaced by Cascade hops until the next hop harvest. Brew on!

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Nicely balanced IPA Review by Matt
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This is a nice copper colored IPA. I would say that it is not over the top with the hops but a nice balanced IPA. Two weeks primary, 3 weeks secondary, 2 weeks in kegerator set this one up very nicely. If you are looking for a well balanced IPA, brew this kit. (Posted on 7/6/14)
What an IPA Review by Nick
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Not only was this an easy brew to do, but it is one of the best IPAs I have ever had. Body balances good with hop palate to deliver a great brew. OG 1.062 FG 1.011 so I got a hearty 6.7 ABV out of it. A must brew. this will be my first brew when I get into all grain and kegging (Posted on 5/16/14)
Excellent Review by John
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I thought it was really good. Maybe a tad too bitter for me. I was wondering is it better to filter the hops out from the boil kettle to the fermenter or just leave everything in? (Posted on 1/11/14)
Pretty decent, but not good enough to brew again. Review by Pulpslayer
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This brew is lacking in hoppiness. I was very interested in trying hopbursting, as this recipe calls for, but I'm not particularly impressed thus far. There is also a lingering bitterness that is just not quite right as far as my palate is concerned. This is the first time I have brewed with columbus hops, and I'm wondering if they may be the culprit. I even dry-hopped this brew with 1 oz. of cascades (not in recipe), but it wasn't enough. Overall, this is a decent brew, I am drinking one right now, but when I consider the time and effort required to brew it, I come to the conclusion that it's not worth trying again. I am brewing the Cascade Mountains IPA next, hopefully it will meet my hoppy expectations. (Posted on 1/8/14)
expecting greatness Review by Dee
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I have just put this in the fermenter. I have sampled this recipe that a friend had made and I am eagerly anticipating a great brew! I have never been disappointed by anything I have received from NB! (Posted on 1/5/14)
beautiful crimson color! Review by Corey
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Not only does this brew taste excellent - the clear, crimson color is stunning. (Posted on 12/5/13)
Easy and very good Review by Leland
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This has to be the easiest kit to not screw up. Fermented at 68 and dry hopped with 3oz of Cascade in secondary. Surely a crowd pleaser. (Posted on 11/19/13)
Delicious Review by Juan Felipe
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Very nice beer, lots of flavours, i do recommend this beer (Posted on 11/14/13)
jamil's evil twin Review by DAN
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I have not yet graduated to all grain brewing and the only kits I had used previously liquid extract. I felt the lme kits were easier to use. have not bottled yet, so I can't comment on the taste/quality of the kit.
(Posted on 11/2/13)
Northern Brewer does it again! Review by Priscilla
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This beer just got bottled today. ..i can hardly wait to taste it! The hop-bursting gives it a very floral hop taste and aroma. (Posted on 10/30/13)

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