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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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)
Delicious - Cheap - Easy Review by KickPat
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Super easy brew. Racked straight from the brew bucket to the keg after 4 weeks...force carbed for 24 hours, and all I can say is WOW...very enjoyable and flavorful brew! Ordering another kit for a consecutive batch!! (Posted on 8/27/14)
Be Patient Review by Damien
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I followed this recipe to the letter and opened the first bottle at 5 weeks. Honestly I was dissappointed and thought I did something wrong. The flavors weren't quite right. HOWEVER, I waited about one more month and WOW!!
Natural citrusy flavors with the perfect balance of hops... maybe one of the best kits I've bought here. I will for sure be making it again! (Posted on 8/21/14)
2 hours to brew, cheap, crowd pleaser, drinkable in 19 days or less, why wouldn't you brew this? Review by Steve
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What can I say. If you brew this beer people will like you. Words can't describe how well this beer was liked by everyone who tried it. And the best part about this beer is its simplicity. Only took 2 hours to brew, 7 days to ferment, 7 additional days to dry hop and was fully carbonated after only 5 days in the bottle. So in 19 days this beer was drinkable and had many positive reviews with all my friends from BMC drinkers to beer snobs. HUGE grapefruit aroma from the simcoe hops! I liked this recipe so much that it led me to start experimenting with my own SMaSH recipes. If your not sure about it, trust me, do yourself a favor and brew this! (Posted on 8/21/14)
Decent beer, just not that interesting Review by linda
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This is a good lawnmower beer - light, some citrus, but not all that compelling. I don't regret brewing it, but won't brew again. (Posted on 8/10/14)
Good summer beer Review by Steve
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Kegged this one. Is grapefruit flavor all the way through. Very tart and a bit of malt. Great pour and no off flavors. (Posted on 7/8/14)
Killer summer brew Review by Ed
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This was my 9th extract kit and it's a killer beer. Quite possibly my favorite thus far - especially for the summer.

I think it's a little less hoppy than Brewer's Best APA kit and certainly not as hoppy as an IPA, but there is some good hop flavor and aroma in this beer for hop fans. That being said, people who are not "hopheads" should be able to enjoy this beer a lot too.

With all the great offerings Northern Brewer has, I find it hard to repeat a batch with so many other offerings available, but this is a damn good beer. If you have ANY liking of hops and want a quick turn around summer brew, order SMASH now. (Posted on 6/27/14)
Awesome Review by Brian
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This beer was amazing. Simcoe rocks! (Posted on 6/21/14)

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