Wil Wheaton VandalEyes PA Extract Beer Kit

SKU: UB10080
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What stands here before you is the result of a quest to brew an outstanding IPA loaded with hoppy citrus and malty caramel. Inspired by a richly malty DIPA, the idea was to create something similar - big malt, huge aroma - but scaled down to a regular IPA.The first version was all about Cascade and although delicious, it wasn't quite citrusy enough. Future versions featured more hops and included Centennial to enhance and sharpen the citrusy edge of the Cascades - that combo proved to be the answer (along with a much larger dry hop addition). From there the amount and variety of crystal malts was chosen to get the toasty caramel flavor perfected. After that, it was just a couple more test batches to dial in the IBUs, OG, and body of the beer. The result of this epic journey speaks for itself - a wonderfully balanced IPA that has a noticeable caramel malt backbone, and a fresh citrusy hop profile with a huge, in your face aroma.

Wil Wheaton VandalEyes PA Extract Beer Kit

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First 5 star rating Review by Steve
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This is the first brew I have given 5 stars to! I have liked all the beers I've made but this one stands out. This is my fifth IPA from NB, and the best. Brewed on 4/22. After taking the hydrometer reading I tasted the wort and knew this could be a great one. Four weeks in primary, dry hopped for another two weeks in the primary, and bottled. Not disappointed! A sweet malt taste on the front followed by the citrusy flavor of the hops finishing with a bitterness that isn't overpowering. My IPAs have been over carbonated so I used approximately 3oz of the sugar. The carbonation is perfect and the beer is clear even at this early stage (used whilfloc). Can't wait to get to the camper and sip on this while watching the mighty Ohio River flow by. Now that's Nirvana! (Posted on 6/20/14)
Best beer I have made! Review by cecil
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Very good, best beer I have ever brewed, from extract and two batches so far, to date I have made approx 25 extract kits 4 from Northern and the rest from austin this one kicks butt. (Posted on 6/10/14)
The Grassy Null Review by Buck Wilde
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If you’re looking for citrusy or piney, this is not your beer. Bright, firmly bitter, with a hop prominence focused squarely on the grassy side of the equation. Well-balanced, good summer quencher for So Cal and other hot climes. (Posted on 6/3/14)
Excellent! Review by Ken in MN
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I brewed the extract kit on 22Feb14, racked to secondary and dry hopped it two weeks later and then bottled it on 19Mar14. I had one today after about four weeks of bottle conditioning and it is excellent! Big hop aroma with a big hop flavor that lingers on the palate long after the glass is empty. (Posted on 4/17/14)
Good, but not a 5!! Review by Karl
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I love hops! This established, let me say I'll drink this beer, all night long, but I wouldn't put a ring on her! (Posted on 4/10/14)
Wow! Good Stuff... Review by Michael
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I am more of a Wil Wheaton fan than an IPA fan, but good-googly-moogly, this is awesome beer! Nice balance of hops and malt.

Brewed on 3-2 and just kegged yesterday. Will only get better once I have the carbonation levels balanced out.

Good on you Wil Wheaton and Northern Brewer. What's next? (Posted on 3/24/14)
Wow Review by Trevor
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About a week of bottle conditioning and I had to try one. Wow, It's super gooood. Cant wait to give it another week.
very unique. Sweet malty, hoppy goodness. Good job, Wil. (Posted on 3/22/14)
Great so far Review by Trevor
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Brewed this up on 2/25. Brew went well. It was my first 5 gallon batch, and my 2nd beer brew. The smell of hoppy goodness is coming from the airlock is intoxicating. Will update when its ready to drink!! (Posted on 3/1/14)

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