The Luckiest Man Pale Ale All-Grain Kit

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Join the fight against ALS and brew for a cause! Formulated specifically around new hop HBC-438, the Luckiest Man, coined from Lou Gehrig's famous speech, turns ale brewed with a groundbreaking experimental hop varietal into groundbreaking research to find a cure for ALS. Craft a batch of hope with this brilliant golden ale. Its clean malt base sets the stage for novel hop flavors of citrus, stone fruit and herbals. 

Better than the eccentric hop character of this refreshing session pale ale is the $10.50 from each kit that goes to benefit research that one day, we hope, will find a permanent cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease. Raise your pint high, The Luckiest Man may be the most cheer-worthy brew we’ve ever released.

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Join the fight against ALS and brew for a cause! Formulated specifically around new hop HBC-438, the Luckiest Man, coined from Lou Gehrig's famous speech, turns ale brewed with a groundbreaking experimental hop varietal into groundbreaking research to find a cure for ALS. Craft a batch of hope with this brilliant golden ale. Its clean malt base sets the stage for novel hop flavors of citrus, stone fruit and herbals. 

Better than the eccentric hop character of this refreshing session pale ale is the $10.50 from each kit that goes to benefit research that one day, we hope, will find a permanent cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease. Raise your pint high, The Luckiest Man may be the most cheer-worthy brew we’ve ever released.
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Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick here for The Luckiest Man Pale Ale All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1051
Total Time to Make6 weeks
Reviews
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Juice bomb!
Wow, the experimental label on this made me a little hesitant, but figured that it was for a good cause and I needed something to shake up the usual rotation. I've been disappointed by ordinary pale ales before, but this one might make me rethink the style. The hops that go with this are amazing. Think Citra but with a whole lot more intensity. Almost tastes like someone had dumped a whole load of OJ in it, but in a really good way. Give this one a try, you won't be disappointed.
January 9, 2016
tasty
Very smooth
June 13, 2016
Fantastic Tropical Explosion!
I went with the all-grain kit, uncrushed. Nice to be able to contribute to the ALS cause, thanks NB for that. The grains came mixed together in one bag, double-bagged. The experimental hops were packaged in three of the usual foil pouches. Brewing was straightforward. Pitched one packet of S-05. Fermented at 64°F for 22 days total, no secondary. I dry-hopped for 7 days before bottling. Used 4.4 oz of dextrose, aiming for 2.5 vols CO2 in 4.75 gallons. Just one week after bottling, the aroma and flavor are already outstanding. I get persimmon, guava, citrus, papaya. Very, very drinkable. DELICIOUS. I got OG 1.057, FG 1.013, ABV 5.78%, 45 IBUs.
November 22, 2015
Nice Beer
worth ordering 2 kits,so I did... Hop presents is medium flavor is Great.
October 13, 2016
WOW ! ! ! ! ! !
I am amazed to the results of this beer. While kegging, I could smell the aroma from the dry hopping. Carbonated and poured my first pint and WOW ! ! ! ! Aroma had citrus and tangerine. First taste is slightly bitterness but what you really taste is spice. I reached the target numbers of ABV spot on. This beer is going fast and I will reorder. GREAT BEER ! ! ! !
August 21, 2016
Very tasty!
I bought this AG kit on a whim while at the St. Paul shop. Used 2 packets of Wyeast 1056, fermented at 68 degrees. OG was 1.054, finished 1.012. This was clearly set up to showcase the traits of this new hop. Very tropical, as a previous review stated. Strong on papaya. There's even some melon notes in there, particularly cantaloupe. Not the sharp citrusy character of some other hops, but just lush, juicy, mellow fruit. It is unique, which is hard to say about most pale ales these days. Very nice.
March 20, 2016
So far so great
Unfortunately not done yet but the gravity samples have tasted amazing. Great products, great customer service. Can't wait for the next one
April 21, 2016
Great beer!
I bought a double batch of the all grain kit and brewed it in memory of a friend that died of ALS a couple of years ago. I'm so impressed with NB for doing this. I used a Belgian yeast for the beer and it came out amazing. The complexity of the hops and the yeast melds beautifully. A great beer in memory of a great friend.
December 12, 2015
Counting the days...
Brewed this on July 4th so at this time it's kegged and conditioning.Brew day went off without a hitch or a kaboom. Looking forward to tasting the HBC-438 hops. Did taste the sample I pulled when taking the FG reading and I do believe it will be quite smooth and tasty. I'll try and come back to update once it's ready. Thanks Northern Brewer for making the ordering & shipping easy.
July 26, 2016
Counting the days part 2
Made it back to update my review after it finished up. Brewed on 7/4/16, kegged 7/23/16 and tapped on 8/17/16. As expected, it's an easy drinker, smooth, tropical aroma, 5.5 ABV. Low range on IBU's ~30 ish, which fits the American Pale Ale profile, and my tastes. Wife likes hop bombs, but has given this brew two thumbs up. Ordering again because now we're counting the days till the keg is empty, this time going to try it using 05 instead of 1056.
September 1, 2016
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Okay, I am a woman and know ZERO about brewing beer! I want to do this to bemefit ALS research. Can you help me out on the options? I prefer dark beer, I understand this is an ale, however, please guide me through the yeast options, priming sugar and ACCUmash water treatment. Your guess is going to be WAAAAAAAY better than mine!! In addition, does it come with everything I will need?
D E on Sep 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you haven't brewed beer before

I would recommend checking out the extract version of this kit: http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/the-luckiest-man-pale-ale. That way

you don't need to worry about the water treatment option and extra equipment needed to brew all-grain. Priming sugar is added to your batch before you bottle so you can carbonate the beer in the bottle

and it is just corn sugar. You could use regular table sugar from home as well if you wanted. It's still a little warm in most of the country

so for yeast I would recommend the Safale US-05 option. Also

if you don't have equipment for brewing already

I would recommend checking out one of our brewing starter kits

as this recipe kit only comes with the ingredients needed to make the beer. It does not include the equipment. If you have additional questions I encourage you to give us a call or send us an email at brewmaster@northernbrewer.com

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