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- Watch out traditional West Coast IPAs, a feud is brewing! Beerie Smalls is our take on the emerging “East Coast” IPA trend, but it comes at a sessionable strength.
It is just what you would expect from a New England IPA (NEIPA): a delightfully smooth and creamy body, a dense cap of everlasting foam, lucious flavors reminiscent of tropical and citrus fruit juices, and that Notorious hazy appearance. Driven by loads of flame-out hop additions, Beerie Smalls finishes with a smooth bitterness and massive hop flavor - Who Hopped Ya? Two rounds of dry hopping round out the recipe by adding in-your-face aromas, because I like it when you call me Dry Hoppa’.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Beerie Smalls Extract Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1048 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 3.6 / 5.09 ReviewsVery drinkable IPA! Good NE style attempt.I was a little skeptical when I bought this kit. Many are looking for the NE style IPA. I'm not saying this is it as it still lacks the overpowering citrus punch in the face but it has a lot of citrus aroma and taste. Mine came out well but seems to have lost some of it's original power the longer it sits in the keg.
It's not as cloudy as some local NE style IPAs I've had. With all that said, I would definitely brew this one again.
Only thing I did away from the directions is I put my first dry hop addition in the primary prior to end of the fermentation. Everything else was to the letter of the directions.
You won't be sorry getting this one!January 13, 2017Purchased
1 year agoTook 3rd placeVery juicy aroma. Most of the haze fell out in the first couple of weeks after bottling. Still had great flavor and aroma. Added some local honey during fermentation and took home 3rd at a recent event. I will be making this again.January 23, 2017Delicious!Definitely something I would brew a second time. Came out very good. I wouldn't say it's SUPER juicy like some new England IPA's but it's definitely tasty. Also on the haziness subject it's pretty damn hazy I can't even see through to the other side. The only thing I didn't do when making this was put it in secondary. I left it in primary for 3 weeks and then bottled.February 16, 2017Purchased
9 months agoVery tastyI probably won't do another IPA until I can upgrade my production volume due to the amount of wort soaked up by the dry hops, but I will say that I am very pleased with the results nonetheless. 3 weeks in the fermenter followed by 2 in the bottle has given me a nice forward hop flavor with noticeable citrus notes. I swear I taste a hint of grapefruit to be quite honest. Poured into a glass, I see a slight haze and a near perfect, almost creamy head similar to that of a fine stout.
Anyways like I mentioned, I will be upgrading or at least adding to my equipment before attempting another one of these. While it is certainly tasty, I feel I lost entirely too much beer. Perhaps dry hopping in a bag would alleviate this issue.January 29, 2017Amazing Session IPAThis just finished bottle conditioning and it's a marvelous session IPA. Dripping with juicy hop character it's quite possibly the best session IPA that I've ever had. The HBC-438 hops that it uses are quickly becoming a favorite of mine and in combination with Citra and Hallertau Blanc hops it's a match made in heaven. I would highly recommend this kit to anyone who loves a juicy IPA but prefers session strength beers. I will certainly be buying this kit again.February 16, 2017Purchased
9 months agoFeedbackI have made many Northern Brewer extract recipes. All have been excellent. However, this one recipe I cannot recommend. It came out with a funky flavor that I would not classify as a New England IPA I'm familiar with as living in the Northeast. Recipe needs a little refinement in my opinion.March 21, 2017Purchased
1 year agoPossible bad hops.I think this recipe has a lot of potential, the aroma coming out of my fermentor was spot on with what i expected given the hop profile. I did notice when opening the mandarina bavaria hops that there was a different aroma that I had experienced with any in the past. I thought maybe the aroma out of the beer was much different than that in the beer. But now my beer is stuck with that off smokey flavor that definitely doesn't go well with the citra base. Hoping the beer isn't ruined and will mellow out after a little more time in bottles.
http://i.imgur.com/BWhFS14.jpgAugust 25, 2017Purchased
2 months agoFunky.had great hopes for this, but it fell short. had sort of a musty taste, and recipe used an unnamed hop variety (forget the number it was given) that ended up with lots of hop bitterness and almost no aromatic quality. it's the first NB kit I made that I really didn't like. it looks like a NE IPA but doesn't taste like oneSeptember 23, 2017Purchased
5 months agoNot Close to JuliusBought this in anticipation of it being like Tree house Julius, it is not close. It is a hazy hoppy beer but has none of the fruity juicy traits of that new England beer. It may be a good ipa but not at all like Julius. I have generally been quite impressed with northern brewer's kits, but not this one.December 27, 2016
- Browse 6 questions Browse 6 questions and 24 answersQuestion about dry hopping: Do I literally just pour the hops in and let them sit for the 4 days after the first and second dry hop additions? Do I need to stir them in or anything? Any detail that you could provide would be appreciated!BEST ANSWER: Just pour them in. You can agitate them with a sanitized spoon once or twice but don't splash as it will introduce oxygen into the wort. I would recommend Northern Brewers "Depth Charge" for big dry hop additions as it will contain the hops. Also, this amount of dry hop will absorb a lot of beer.Suggestions on increasing the ABV ? , adding brun leger after the boil ?BEST ANSWER: Increasing the ABV is up to you. Although the beer is loaded with hops, the taste and finish isn't overly bitter. Adding brun lager will add a bit of sweetness which again is a personal preference. You may want to try the recipe as is without additional ingredients then the second time around you can decide if you need to change it up.What is the final abv of this beer if following the directions?BEST ANSWER: The OG according to the recipe is 1.048. I came up a little short on batch volume I hit a OG of 1.052. Fermented for 21 days 7 primary 14 secondary FG of 1.002 delicious beer came out great. Fermented at 68 degrees. Wyeast. 1318 AllgrainWhat is included in the kit,( Malt extract types, hop types, etc.)?BEST ANSWER: Go to the additional information tab and you can see the recipe and more details on the ingredients. Here is a copy and paste:
12 oz Flaked oats; MAILLARD MALTS TM, EXTRACTS & OTHER FERMENTABLES -6 lbs Pilsen malt syrup HOPTIMUS REX TM PEMIUM HOPS & OTHER FLAVORINGS -
1 oz Horizon (60 min) HOP STAND Turn off heat, add Flame Out Hops. Allow to stand for 10-15 min before chilling 0.5 oz Citra (0 min - Flame Out) 0.5 oz HBC-438 (0 min - Flame Out) -
0.5 oz Hallertau Blanc (0 min - Flame Out)Enter an answer to this question.What temperature range should the fermenter be kept at?BEST ANSWER: If you're using US05 you should keep it at or a bit below 70 for the first three or for days. The low to mid 60s will work as well if you can make that work. Much over 72 during active fermentation and you'll risk off flavors.I add my dry hops loose but not usually with this large of a hop bill. If I dont have a system of cold crashing, will the color still come out okay or will it be muddy and green?BEST ANSWER: I have made this recipe twice. In both cases I used a hop bag to contain the dry hops and did not get off color. The second time I made it, I transferred into a secondary container and the beer was much better. I think the first batch sat on the initial hops too long. (because didn't transfer to secondary)
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