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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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)
love it Review by dfigster
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This kit is easy and if you like ipa's it's right on time. Great beer. (Posted on 9/17/14)
Almost too easy Review by Jeremy
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This beer was as simple a beer to brew as I've encountered thus far (7 or 8 batches into my "career"). This was quick, easy, and almost seemed like I was forgetting to do things as it went so quick. Hit the OG right on target, and the FG was right on as well too, using the recommended Wyeast. Haven't had a chance to sample yet, but am looking forward to it (and will do soon.) (Posted on 9/15/14)
Best so far Review by Eric
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I dry hopped mine with Cascade since I kinda lost a packwet of Simcoe, so I guess technically it wasn't a SMASH, but it was amazing. I also added a pound of sugar to bring the ABV to 6%. This was one of my favorite beers I've ever tasted. Keg was emptied in 4 days. Will definitely be making more. (Posted on 9/2/14)

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