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- Azacca honors ritual with the straw body of a simple pale ale grist cursed by intense mango, citrus and pine. Mixing up the medicine with one of the most sought-after new hop varieties, Azacca pins firm bittering into mild caramel sweetness. A feast of distinct flavors from complex grapefruit and lemon to old-growth evergreen forest are just a trick—Azacca pale ale is a particularly pleasant, sessionable pint.
It took a few sacrifices to get our hands on enough Azacca® for a limited release of this kit. Work by brewmasters and witch doctors alike, a few incantations and a dash of cajun conjuring are all that’s keeping the harvest coming. Don’t count on our hocus pocus to hold up forever—Azacca® has been known to feast and flee faster than a cloud of locusts over the rolling fields.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Azacca Single-Hop Pale Ale Complete Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1052 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 4.8 / 5.016 ReviewsCrown FavoriteThis is the beer that got my wife off of Kolsch and drinking Pale Ales. Azzaca is pleasant on the nose and the tongue.March 2, 2017Purchased
1 year agoNot Impressed....Been homebrewing now for about 16 years...this extract beer, three weeks in to the keg, is just "meeh". Yeast, at a fermentation temp of about 70, threw off a lot of bubblegum esters that drowns out the hop aroma. Also hops are a bit astringent. Overall, average. Also, extract version comes out a lot darker - like a red-brown - than the straw they say it is. Could be a result of my vigorous boil, but still, no where near straw (mostly cosmetic). Some malt backbone, but overall, average beer. May try the all grain to see if there is a difference.January 10, 2017A Crowdpleaser and quick to enjoy!I am not a hardcore brewer - i probably make 8-12 batches a year - but recently i've been making some big beers that require a long time to mature in secondaries or bottles. The wait is brutal both on my thirst and my capacity to make other beers. This beer was easy to make thanks to the kit but also ready very quickly. The second the end was in sight for my Bomb! inspired RIS i brewed this one up and was bottling in 3 weeks. On top of this, I never feared that i would open one and "waste it" on someone with a Bud Light palatte. While i'm more proud of some of my original concoctions, this beer felt just as good as I saw people reaching for another.On top of this, in my opinion, this is an awesome experience in utilizing one hop to flavor your IPA in that you fully understand a single hop very well after brewing. I'd strongly recommend this to anyone looking to crank a one out inbetween longer-tenure batches or who may be new to brewing and wants to start with a very craft-worthy but mass-appeal beer.October 6, 2016You guys are great.Seriously. Great. Very happy.September 30, 2016Absolutely amazing.Crisp taste with an unexpected mango finish. Modest ABV combined with a mouthful of awesome mean I will be making this again. I just hope NB keep this kit on a permanent basis.September 16, 2016Light Bodied and BalancedLight and crisp. The Azacca hops have an interesting flavor. Balanced between citrus and piney/evergreen, they are a pronounced note in the beer. There is a bit of astringent flavor, but not unpleasantly so. Overall a good balance between the competing elements.August 12, 2016great beerI bought this kit with a limited supply left. This needs to be a regular kit as it has been the most popular beer by far to date. I am new to home brewing but this is the beer everyone keeps asking about.June 29, 2016Azacca Pale AleStill in the tank but so far the BeerBug data is looking great! See the live data below: (I know, I'm a little warm)https://www.thebeerbug.com/main/?id=20000c2a690aff35June 28, 2016Best Kit Beer I've Ever Done!Ok, so I'm a bit stuck up when it comes to extract kit beers. Started off brewing extracts like so many others, and when I made that switch to all-grain and had my first homebrew without that extract-twang, I swore I'd never go back. Then I picked this kit up intended as a Xmas gift for someone I was hoping to get into the hobby. That didn't pan out, so I brewed this one myself as a back-to-my-roots quick brew day kind of thing. Followed the recipe to the letter, save for one modification; stole 1 oz. of the 4 oz. of Azacca included from the dry-hop and moved it up to a 20min whirlpool after I chilled to approx. 175-180F. (Just didn't feel right having only 2oz of hops in the boil.) Fermented with a big, healthy pitch of some 3rd gen. WY1968 for a 2 week primary and added the last oz. of Azacca for a 5 day dry hop before kegging, fining with gelatin, and carbing. The result? AMAZING! Azacca is a spectacular hop that really pops on its own. The descriptors are accurate with a lovely blend of citrus, pine, and a lot of mango, especially on the finish. And at only about 5% ABV, it's the perfect big flavor session beer. And I don't get the first bit of extract twang anywhere in the palate. (Full boil likely helps keep this at bay.) Had a party this past weekend with a bunch of BMC drinkers over and this beer was a hit. Even my wife and mother were spotted a few times helping themself at the kegerator. More than half my keg is already gone. If I had to complain about anything with this kit, then all I can say is that it does come out darker than the picture indicates, even when doing a full boil. But its only cosmetic. I will no longer be an all-grain snob after brewing this kit, and I WILL be brewing this beer again this summer. If you've been eyeballing this recipe, BUY IT. In the words of Tony the Tiger, THEY'RE GREAT!June 21, 2016
- Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 10 answersDoes anyone have an approximate ABV?BEST ANSWER: I came out with a 5.5, which is what I was aiming for-- very drinkable.Uh oh... Just bottled this one last night. Not sure what happened, but the beer in the bottling bucket sure didn't look anything like the picture for this brew.
Mine looks more like a Dawson's Red, or other such amber/red brews. It smells very citrusy and tasted good, which is really all that counts, but any idea what may have caused this batch to darken?BEST ANSWER: Beer usually looks darker in a bucket or a carboy than it does in a glass, just because there's more material for light to filter through. But the yeast plays a role in changing the appearance as well: when it is suspended in the beer during fermentation, the white yeast lightens the color of the beer quite a bit. After fermentation, if all the yeast drops out, the beer will look dramatically darker-- a pale ale or blonde ale can look like a brown ale in the fermentor. The best way to judge color is to pour a little bit into a sample glass. As always, if you have any further questions, let us know.
Cheers!What's the fg suppost to be cause I'm getting a 1.025 after 2 weeks in primaryBEST ANSWER: I am just finishing my first week in the primary fermenter. I will check the SG when I transfer to the secondary fermenter next week.Any suggestions on what yeast to use?BEST ANSWER: Hello Travis,
Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! All of the yeasts will get you to the same flavor profile, with a few subtle differences. I personally would go with the Wyeast 1335. I hope that this helps, let me know if you have any further questions!Could you use us-05 instead of 04? My last 2 batches or brew using us 04 have had the same sour twang, seems lots of people arent fans of 04 for that reason. TIABEST ANSWER: We found this beer to provide the most favorable ester profile with a British yeast like S04
or WLP 007. However if you are looking for a different yeast profile you can certainly purchase the kit without any yeast and select US-05 as a separate item.
Gabe at NB