Ryan's Face-Puncher IPA All-Grain Kit

SKU: U0064

A beefy, bronze-colored, malty but very bitter American-style IPA with a subversive Belgian influence. Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.

Recommended: Deluxe 10 Gallon All-Grain System

We strongly recommend ordering dry yeast in the summer months. We do include complimentary ice packs with all liquid yeasts. It is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will survive the trip given transit times and particularly hot temperatures.

Availability: Out of stock - This kit has been discontinued. Please use the provided documentation if you wish to purchase ingredients for it a la carte.

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Rather like a Zen archer, NB's Ryan Olson devised this recipe blindfolded and selected the ingredients by how much he liked the way they smelled. And rather like a Sith lord, Ryan devised this recipe on an Angry Day and fueled the pilot brew session with hatred, so the resultant beer trended towards the evil side of aggressive - a beefy, bronze-colored, malty but very bitter American-style IPA with a subversive Belgian influence. A supporting cast of dark base and caramel malts helps create a massive frame on which nooses of IBU-laden hops are hung. Candi sugar was chosen for its butter-toffee, demerara-like aroma, and a double-fisted infusion of Cascade and Chinook hops spiked with grains of paradise at the end of the boil is like a citrus-and-pine roundhouse kick to your poor tongue. This is not one of your cuddly, lighthearted, romantic comedy, ice cream social India pale ales. Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.

Additional Information

Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here!
Regional Style USA
Beer Style IPA
Color Amber
Original Gravity 1072
Total Time to Make 2 months

Customer Reviews

Not for me Review by Abe
I had no problem hitting my numbers on this while brewing. Since this was my first batch of all-grain I was surprised. The taste is definately an IPA with a very bitter taste to it. My problem was with the carbonation, but that's not the beer's fault. I would say if you like really bitter IPA's give this a try. (Posted on 9/4/12)
Spectacular Review by tiny369
This was, according to all that have tasted it, the best beer that I have ever brewed. I have to concur. It is extremely smooth while having all of the hoppiness that you can handle. Definitely does not drink like a beer with 8% alcohol. I will definitely be ordering this again!!! (Posted on 6/22/12)
Great IPA Review by Mainemike68
This beer is a winner. It is a great IPA and yet it is a little different than other common IPA's that you are drinking right now. Beautiful light tangerine color that is really bitter. At first taste I thought "hmm this is actually too bitter" then I thought "What?" The hops hammer the back of your throat like a Bruce Lee 1 inch punch. Mine finished at 8.3% so after a few pints I could have taken a face punch. If you are thinking about trying this beer, just do it. 4 stars only for the price, but it is more like a double IPA so all things considered not too bad. Ages very well, was best at 3 months didn't make it to 4 months. This was the beer I looked forward to and went for first when it was at it's prime. (Posted on 5/9/12)

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