SMASH American Session Ale Extract Kit

SKU: UB10030
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SMASH is about taking things back - way back, to when American pale ale was edgy and new. The thing is, time travel is hard, and we’re thinking there’s enough Cascade-only pale stuff out there, so we’re going to use a decidedly new-school single hop: Simcoe. The pine and jungle stinker herself, Simcoe is boastful and bombastic, packing tons of hop flavor and aroma into a neat little package. SMASH takes a clean, dry malt base, with a low gravity for extra drinkability, and piles on a healthy dose of delicious hoppiness. Think of it as a way to deliver a metric hogshead of hop flavor and aroma in a tidy 4.5%ABV package.

SMASH American Session Ale

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Not My Kind Of Beer, but I'm told it's Good Review by Nick
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I don't like IPA's, they are too hoppy and bitter for my tastes, so why did I give this 4 stars? The stars are based on my friends reactions. I didn't brew this for myself, I made it for a friend who loves Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA. Since he is kind enough to save me his empty bottles and even gives them a little rinse when they are empty, I figured a good way to show my gratitude was to make an IPA for him.

Well..he now has an IPA to drink whenever he visits or brings me empty bottles, and I have a steady supply of rinsed bottles! Not a bad trade. So, if you have a friend who likes Sierra Nevada or Lagunitas IPA and you want him to save you all his empties, make him a batch of this stuff!!

(Posted on 2/23/15)
Fast, easy and fun! Review by EJCole
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This kit was my second attempt at homebrewing and the results were greasy! I didn't believe it would be only four weeks from package to finished product, but following the recipe yielded perfect results. I priced this out similar combinations from my local homebrew shops and they couldn't compare to the price and quality of this kits ingredients. I plan on buying this kit more often as the hops really stood out for such an easily drinkable beer. I used the dry yeast option and all aspects of the fermentation process were right on target. Will buy again! (Posted on 2/8/15)
Smashing Baby Review by 2LTim
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I love the Smash American Ale. A true session ale, I could drink this all night. Being an experienced brewer, I do look for quality extract kits with a signature flavor. This was the first time I brewed with Simcoe hops, so I wasn't quite sure what I was getting there, but I knew that the NB malt would be as good as always. Turns out, I love the Simcoe. I dry hopped for a week with one ounce, bringing out this beautiful flowery, citrus aroma and flavor. Very refreshing. Someone else suggested that there isn't much malt character. True, but this flavorful, easy to drink session ale is on the less filling spectrum, and tastes great too! Yes, I'll have another, please. (Posted on 2/6/15)
OK, a little boring Review by Jonathan
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I thought this recipe was just OK. It's likely that I prefer more complex malt flavor. It's likely I would have a higher opinion of this beer in the summer after mowing the grass. As it is during winter it leaves a little something to desire. I love SIMCOE hops and this beer does a really good job of showcasing the flavor. Unfortunately, that's all it's got going for it. (Posted on 12/15/14)
great tasting Review by Chuck
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Just opened a bottle two weeks after bottling. Great taste!!! One of the best that I have brewed. (Posted on 11/29/14)
Excellent Beer Review by Michael
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Excellent brew! Nice balance of hops. My wife liked it and she doesn't like "hoppy" beers. I kegged it about a week ago and it was good. After a week in the keg, it is fantastic! I am loving it. I made it for T-Day but it may not last that long! (Posted on 11/21/14)
Really nice session beer Review by Darren
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I kegged this beer, which is what I do with all my beers. This was a relatively easy and fun brew to do and I was pleasantly surprised with the results. Pretty low gravity on mine, came out to 4.1% ABV, and had a nice light and clear color, especially for an extract brew. This is what I would call a "summer IPA" or a "party IPA". While it's not technically an IPA, it has hoppy characteristics without the heaviness of an IPA. You just want to keep drinking and drinking and drinking... I will make this one again for sure. (Posted on 11/16/14)
Great session beer Review by Rabibrew
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Great tasting, easy to brew, low alcohol, great for the summer beer. Very hoppy for low alcohol. (Posted on 10/7/14)
Surprisingly bitter Review by Tim
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Think Sierra Nevada Torpedo's. Pale color, pale malt, extremely bitter hop flavor, but a good sweet aroma. If I make this again, I'll definitely alter the hop schedule.. Think Sierra Nevada Torpedo's. Pale color, pale malt, extremely bitter hop flavor, but a good sweet aroma. If I make this again, I'll definitely alter the hop schedule. (Posted on 10/5/14)
Best Beer I Have Made Review by John
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This is the best beer that I have made so far. I kegged this one and absolutely love it. Great taste ! I will order it again soon for sure. (Posted on 10/5/14)

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