The Plinian Legacy Double IPA Extract Kit


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Brewed with Columbus, Centennial, Amarillo® and Simcoe®, this quintessential double IPA is an homage to the #1 beer in America — as voted by the AHA — and one of the most sought-after brews of the last decade. Brew it for yourself with one of our most popular Double IPA recipe kits.

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In true west coast style, this famously fragrant IIPA beer kit features an uncomplicated yet sturdy malt backbone to which outlandish amounts of hops are added. It has a fine balance of malt, hoppy bitterness, and warming alcohol, with a fresh hop aroma of floral citrus, and pine. Bittered with pure essence of hop, flavored with massive kettle additions, and featuring not one, but two dry hoppings, it is the first and last word when it comes to the ultimate hoppy homebrew. There is no need to stash this Imperial IPA away as it is intended to be enjoyed fresh, before the delicate hop aromas fade. Get ready to experience the ultimate lupulin threshold shift!

Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for The Plinian Legacy Double IPA Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1070
Total Time to Make6 weeks
4.8 / 5.0
134 Reviews
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Best Kit I have Found
I brewed this kit simultaneously with another well-know, comparative kit from another company. Both were brewed specifically as per the instructions and given the required amounts of fermentation time and bottle conditioning time. The end result was that the Plinian Legacy was distinctively better. It was a bit more challenging to brew than many kits, but shouldn't be overly difficult and anyone with a few brews under their belt.The malt bill provides a full body and mouthfeel, minimal sweetness with a hint of warming alcohol, the color was a brilliant copper, good head retention, and the hops were perfectly blended to give both hopheads and those that are willing to experiment with the 2xIPA a blissful slap in the face. A bit piney, yet more citrusy than anything, the bend of hops is perfect. The only recommendation I'd make is to drink them sooner rather than letting them age. I don't think it'll be possible for anyone to keep these around much longer than 30-45 days, but I wouldn't intentionally hide any in hopes of finding it a year later only to discover that the hop aroma has gone...GREAT 2xIPA!
August 28, 2015
solid IIPA
I've never had the real Pliny to compare, but this kit brewed up a very nice IIPA. It was best after only about 3-4 weeks in the bottle, with a big tropical fruit hop aroma. After about 6 months in the bottle, the hop aromatics have faded a bit and it has gotten drier (less sweet), which has thrown the balance off a bit. Definitely drink this one quickly!
September 23, 2016
Got this in keg with 2nd dry hops (+3 more oz of Hops "Centennial, Simcoe, and Colombus) and I'm slow carving it at room temp.. Couldn't resist to pour myself a pint and enjoying it now.. It's amazing! I can't wait to try it after another week.. I highly recommend this beer... It will be a mainstay in my kegerator.. No doubt..
September 1, 2015
A bit long
kit was great , just took a little longer than I expected
September 30, 2015
In the fermenter
So far going pretty good! Great customer service from the chat option on line on the website. Really helped with some questions on wine making
February 5, 2016
This is the 4th time I've brewed this extract kit. Each time I boost the dry hop protocol by an extra once of Simcoe, Amarillo, Columbus and Citra. Brings stronger fruit and citrusy flavor and aroma. Excellent IIPA kit. Very reliable.
Racked this Pliny from the primary after one week. Preparing to dry hop then keg.
Racked this Pliny from the primary after one week. Preparing to dry hop then keg.
December 9, 2016
1 month ago
We love this beer. I'm almost through the keg, I'll miss it.
February 25, 2016
Party Freakin Time
This kit is pretty chill. Hardcore hopping and dry hopping but it's not to crazy. Really fun to be making and tasting such a great beer. Will for sure be doing the all grain version in a few weeks.
November 21, 2015
One of my favorites!!!
I have brewed this 3 or 4 times already, it is absolutely one of my most favorite beers. A lot of hops, I usually rack a third time 2 days before bottling just to help reduce the dry hops from secondary. I also use Irish moss to help with clarifying.
May 31, 2016
Solid brew
This was my first big IPA and my first brew to employ dry hopping. The brew worked out really well especially considering I had to transfer from one keg to another after conditioning because too many hops made it over from secondary and clogged the out tube. This is a solid brew and I have it on deck again so I don't run out.
October 29, 2015
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Is there a preferred yeast to get the best results from this kit?
A shopper on Dec 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I've made this twice and both times used a yeast starter made from one packet of Wyeast1056 with excellent results.
Is is to make a starter if I am using the US-05 dry yeast? Others suggest an extra yeast pack but is this necessary? Presently I have neither an extra pack of yeast nor any extra DME to prepare a starter.
H A on Dec 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: While using one pack of yeast may work OK, there is the risk of under-attenuation or other fermentation issues due to not enough yeast. If you are using dry yeast, we definitely recommend purchasing an additional dry yeast pack.
when adding the dry hops do you remove the first hops that have been in there for 10 to 14 days then add the second dry hops or just leave them in there too for the remainder of the time untill you bottle
T R on Feb 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I transferred to a secondary fermenter and left the first hops and the rest of the residue from the bottom. Then added the flavoring hops after 14 days and the rest after that without straining.seemed to work out great!
does this require a yeast starter?
A shopper on Jan 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I made this Plinian IPA a few months ago. No yeast starter and it turned out to be delicious. It was made and fermented in temperatures between 70 and 75 degrees. Good luck.
Wondering how much water would be needed to do a full boil? Using a 15 Gallon Kettle.
B T on Dec 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I didn't use enough water. I used 4.5 gallons to mash and 4 gallons for a batch sparge. I wound up with a little under 7 gallons pre-boil. 5.5 gallons in primary and I just transferred about 4.5 gallons to secondary to dry hop. It tastes awesome, but next time I'll probably add a gallon to the mash and 1/2 to the sparge
Can you make this with the essential brewing starter kit?
V I on Dec 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. However, because it brews 6 gallons, not the typical 5, it "maxed" out my carboy causing some leakage through the airlock during fermentation. Great beer. The extra gallon is the added bonus.
Hops - bag or no bag for the boil / flame out hops?
Matt D on Jul 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We do not include a bag for the hops but one can be used if you want less trub at the end of the boil.
I'm on day 6 in primary for the Plinian. This is my 8th overall extract beer I've made - so still a novice. All seems to be going well. I didn't look at the Question section before ordering. I see it mentioned that 2 Yeast packs would have been better - I only got one and added - the White Labs WLP001. If more than one yeast packet is reccommended, does it make sense to add that before you order or at least in the instructions? Again, still a newbie and following instructions to the letter for now, so would be helpful.
S C on May 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 1 packet makes the beer just fine so I would not be overly concerned and the beer should still turn out good. We recommend a yeast starter both on the product page and in the instructions. An alternative to a yeast starter is just adding two packets of yeast. I would proceed as normal, your brew should be fine. Cheers!
My final Gravity is coming out at 1.030 is that right or does it need to go lower
brewdog619 on Mar 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The exact final gravity of your beer will vary with boil and fermentation conditions. However, we would generally expect a lower FG than 1.030 for this kit.
The extract kit comes with a 1 lb bag of corn sugar and the recipe calls for .75 lbs. Should I measure that amount or just use it all? Not that I am lazy, but I am if it won't effect the outcome.
T A on Jan 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Based on the inventory sheet there should be 5 oz of priming sugar. Assuming that is separate then the whole pound of corn sugar isn't going to hurt. It will give the yeast a little more to consume and maybe increase the ABV a little.
Is it possible to make this into 2.5 gallon batch recipe? Would it be as simple as halving all the ingredients? Can this hold true to all 5 gallon kit recipes?
G K on Dec 28, 2015

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! You can most definitely split any of the kits in two. There might be a little bit of inconsistency between batches, but they should still taste darn good!
Does this fit in a standard 6.5 gallon fermenter bucket without blowout?
Steve V on Jan 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Blow off is always a possibility and it is best to start fermentation with a blow off tube in place to be on safe side.
I am really thinking about making this my next brew. I recently was in Ashville NC and tried "Freak of Nature" from Wicked Weed Brewing and was blown away with the piney hop flavor! Have you tasted "Freak" and does the Plinian have more of a piney hop flavor. I'mean really beginning to warm up to hoppy beers but not the floral flavors. Thanks.
S O on Sep 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this recipie has more of a piney/citrusy flavor. It does not use any floral hops.
I'm 9 days in the bottle and yesterday (day 8) I decided to open a bottle and see how things were progressing (this is my second home brew ever). I ended up opening two and both were a foam explosion. In fact I was short of glass bottles and used a single wall metal growler and discovered the bottom was pushed out due to the pressure build up. My question is whether this will subside with more time in the bottle or did I really screw something up and can look forward to a similar experience with all of my bottles?
R Y on Aug 9, 2016

Thanks for contacting us! Sorry to hear about the overcarbonation.

Some of the bottles may not have this issue; it depends on what the cause is. If it is an infection, then it would depend on whether the infection happened before or after the beer hit the bottle. I've had this, and usually it tends to be a bottle by bottle issue. If infection is to blame, the beer can taste a bit off.

Or, the sugar may not have blended in evenly. If this is the case, some bottles might actually be under-carbed.

Finally, the beer may not have been done fermenting when you bottled. The best way to avoid this is to wait until the gravity holds steady for 3 days or more before bottling.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions,


Is this a mini mash or extract kit?
Al C on Aug 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This kit is extract with specialty grains for steeping. There is no mashing.
Just brewed this yesterday. Pitched the single envelope Dry Yeast pack. Reading now some say one is fine, others one is not enough....? Any thoughts, can i even pitch another packet at this time if i picked it up from my local brew shop?
J P on Aug 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Two would not be a bad idea, as the starting gravity of this kit is very high. I'd seriously consider adding a second one, it will help the beer ferment out fully, and turn out as good as possible. If a beer is starting over 1.065, you should consider using two dry yeasts, or doing a yeast starter with a liquid yeast. - Mike W, Northern Brewer
The instructions say to add .25 oz Amarillo hops along with steeping grain. Should I put the hops in the bag with the grains (and get removed with the grains)? Or just dump hops in kettle outside of the bag when steeping grains go in (get left in there the entire boil)?
L B on Jul 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would put them into a hop bag, or add them direct to the kettle. They are intended to stay in during the boil, so if they were inside the grain bag, they would get pulled out of the kettle and discarded, instead of being boiled for the 90 minute boil. -Mike W, Northern Brewer
I've brewed this recipe twice starting with 4 gal Spring water. After boil I have about 3 gals of wort. The trub is thick so I don't get much siphon volume without pulling the trub into the fermenter. Is this causing a grassy/earthy taste in my beer? Should I top off the post boil wort with additional Spring water so I can siphon a higher volume of cleaner wort into the fermenter? Any other suggestions for transferring a higher volume of clean wort into fermenter? There isn't enough post boil wort to whirlpool. Lastly, is Spring water appropriate for extract brewing or should I be using distilled water? Thank you and cheers!
Chris N on Jul 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think I'd instead pour the wort through a sterilized strainer or screened-funnel, so you get ALL the liquid and leave the solid material behind. It's fine if some gets in the fermenter, but it is nice to not have all of it in there. I'd then top off in the fermenter to just over 5 gallons, so you get your full expected batch size, after losing the amount known to be lost to the sediment in the primary fermenter. Spring water is generally better than distilled; distilled water has been stripped of all mineral content, and those minerals are needed for the health of the yeast. -Mike W, Northern Brewer
I forgot to add the second pack of dry yeast, is it ok/should i add the 2nd pack when moving the batch to the 2nd fermentor or forget about at this point?
H F on May 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If fermentation is over and the gravity is not changing, adding a pack of that yeast will not benefit the beer. Check your gravity to see if there is any issue - if you bottle, you may consider adding the yeast at bottling to at least help it carbonate. Cheers!
Do the brewing instruction change if using a full volume boil? Just I just start with around 7.5 Gal. water and follow the instructions for the specialty grains etc. the same?
M Y on May 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Greetings!

Thank you for the question! The only difference is that you start out with all your water and do not need to add water to the fermentor. 6.5 gallons should be sufficient.

I just got the "brew share enjoy homebrew startet kit" i would like to do this recipe, I'm getting the 6.5gl siphonlees plastic fermentor , is there anything else that i should get/needed to brew this recipe?
H F on Apr 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: That's all you need! It can be helpful to have a hydrometer to monitor fermentation, so if you were hoping to buy more stuff, I'd start there. But with the starter kit, and a second fermentor, you've got all the essentials covered!
I brewed this recipe at the end of January and last weekend cracked open the first bottle after following the recipe-recommended fermentation and bottle conditioning times. The flavor seems okay, but the beer is almost completely flat. I tried two bottles and both are the same. Does it need more bottle-conditioning, or is there anything else I can do at this point to increase carbonation? Or is this batch a total loss?
A D on Apr 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: A high gravity beer like this can take a little extra time to carbonate fully. Make sure the bottles are in a warm spot, 65-70F, and consider giving each bottle a little shake and invert them a couple times. Make sure the caps are on tightly and even. Wait a couple more weeks, the yeast probably got stressed and are taking longer to carbonate. The key to high gravity carbonation is aerating really well, adding enough healthy yeast(1 pack is underpitching), and keeping a steady fermentation temperature that does not change more than a couple degrees in a 12 hour period. Sharp drops will crash the yeast out of solution. Sadly the answer is a little more patience to let them carbonate. I hope this helps! We're happy to help if needed. Cheers! James J.
Is a single pack of W-Yeast 1056 sufficient for the yeast option? No need to add 2 W-Yeast packs?
T B on Mar 23, 2016

Thanks for your question! With an OG of 1.070 you'll either want to pitch 2 packs of the 1.056 or do a 2L starter with one pack.

Since this calls for 6 gallons of liquid, is it recommended to use a fermenter bigger than 6.5 gallons? Can a 6.5 and a blow off tube handle this?
T H on Feb 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes that's what I use
Today is the second time I have brewed this using extract kit. Both times my OG reading has been 12.0, roughly 1.046 SG, not 1.070 per instructions. My FG readings on the first batch revealed 2.6 ABV. Using 1.070 OG and my final OG revealed 7.4 ABV which I thought was accurate after drinking the beer. My refractometer is calculated to zero using distilled water and I'm careful with measurements so I usually don't have problems with other batches. Wish I knew what the problem
is, will probably try the all grain version to see if readings change. Damn good beer though. Cheers!
S B on Jan 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Getting that reading is impossible if you are at the right volume and added everything the kit calls for. My best guess is a bad sample used for the test. It is common to see sugars stratify after diluting the hot sugar with cold water(post boil) resulting in a bad reading. That is my best guess - check volumes and assume you have the target OG if that far off. I hope this helps. Cheers!
What is the ABV for this brew?
Ted S on Feb 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The ABV will vary slightly with this kit but you should be in the 7.5-8.2% range.
I am ordering this as a gift. How long will it be good for? Do I have to worry about it expiring?
A shopper on Nov 29, 2016
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