- Product Details
- A legend of London, Spring-Heeled Jack is an homage to the traditional Burton IPA. Pouring a deep, fiery straw, its simple Maris Otter backbone is leaping with bitterness and bounding hop flavor. Earthy, floral and faint citrus hop notes bellow forth from the mouth of each pint, cloaking fruity esters in the background. Alcohol warmth claws through lingering bitterness for a dry, clean finish.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Spring-Heeled Jack Burton IPA Complete Instructions Regional Style British Original Gravity 1078 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 3.4 / 5.05 ReviewsGood English IPAThis is a good english style IPA. I just finished bottle conditioning and am very happy with the results. Brewed using Fuggle hops its not outstandingly bitter and has a very fruity, spicy, and woody flavor. The nose on the beer is also very good. If you are expecting a American style IPA (Big bitter, Herbal, and Citrus flavors) I'd go with a different kit. I used Danstar Windsor Dry Ale Yeast and fermented around 70F.November 29, 2015Classic Style India AleIn some ways similar to Samuel Smith India Ale. I'd call this an English Strong Ale recipe.OG 1.083 FG 1.022 ABV 8% IBU ~28 SRM ~13My WLP006 yeast failed to start and was out of stock when I called for a replacement Ended up using Danstar Nottingham Ale yeast & I'm pleased with the results. My city water is pretty soft so I conditioned it with Epsom Salt, Gypsum and Sea Salt. I think this improves the UK Golding hop notes. Even at nine ounces of hops it is not overly hopped and the sweet Otter Malt comes through nicely. Adding Fuggles Hops would be an interesting variation.I'd definitely brew this againDecember 11, 2015Not Entirely SureA couple things to note here: While this states it's an IPA, I didn't get much IPA flavor from it. It was also super sour to the palette, which is something I'm not used to in an IPA. The nose is awesomely hoppy, though! Also, I'm not sure whether I screwed something up or not, but during the bottling process, I noticed a lot of hop trub. I should have racked before bottling, but I've never had that much trouble with it in the past. I'll be dry-hopping in a muslin bag and racking to another bucket before I bottle next time.October 5, 2015Response from Northern BrewerThanks for the review! If you weren't entirely satisfied with the kit
we'd be happy to send out another one for you per our Kit Replacement Guarantee. If you're interested I would encourage you to give us a call or shoot us an email to email@example.com. Let us know if you have any additional questions or concerns. Cheers! -TylerNovember 21, 2016Northern Brewer NIts all in the reflexesWhen some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."Seriously, How can this be a Jack Burton Ale with no Big Trouble in Little China in the description!!!!December 8, 2015Big giant malt bombNot quite sure how this gets rated as an IPA. Ive been brewing for 22 years, everything from extract to (usually these days) full grain, and I've made many Northern Brewer recipes from all ends. This batch, despite even adding a 5ml hopshot and extra finishing hops, has neither the IBU expected nor a decent hop nose. Frankly, if I were going to finish any IPA style, either traditional or american, I wouldnt use Kent Golding for dry hopping, which adds very little in effective terpenes, negligible mercene in dry hopping. Sure it gets some dryness from the alcohol (OG 1.075, FG, 1.020), but there is just too much malt aroma (the actual flavor is ok) for a decent IPA, even for a british style. My recommendation would be to not use this kit, but rather a grain recipe found elsewhere (I will not link here, its an easy search). Won't buy this one again.January 8, 2016