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Imperial IPA used to essentially mean a “doubling” of everything in a recipe — dating from the time when kings and emperors would receive a brewer’s best efforts as tribute. In modern times, early efforts at west coast brewing powerhouses such as Stone, Rogue, and Blind Pig often did take that simple of an approach — start with a basic IPA, and make it times two. Over time, themes and variations came about that tweaked the formula. Preference shifted away from malt-dominators, towards a leaner, crisper, less sweet-finishing beer. The hopping regime also shifted from simply “more hops at more times” to later and later in the boil, spilling over heavily into the dry hop. The end result is a hop-dominated, high-alcohol beer that threatens yearly hop supplies with it’s obsession over the richest oils and aromatics.
Packed with 10 ounces of hops, this IIPA recipe kit will push the limits of your senses, while a generous dose of sugar helps to dry out the finish for a deceptively easy drinking beer.
Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Cascade Mountains West Coast Imperial IPA All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1086 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 4.3 / 5.015 ReviewsIPAAbout to bottle my IPA-I don't have results but got some good out of the OG 1.080 pretty high!September 23, 2016Hop Happy!If you love hops you will love this beer. Good hop flavor yet smooth taste without a bad finishJuly 2, 2016Cascade Mountains Delivered HOTWhen the contents are so warm that the ice bag is not only totally melted but is hot, I became concerned about the condition of my yeast. To my dismay the yeast did not ferment the wort, when I called on Monday NB sent me new yeast the arrived Friday, so a week later I pitched the yeast, as of this writing I still have not hit my target gravity. Very disappointed with this batch.June 11, 2016Outstanding Brew!Lot of fun to make; wonderful flavor and hop character.April 11, 2016Great Imperial IPAThis beer has become a standard for me. Love it! I make sure I always have a keg on hand to give to friends and neighbors.October 1, 2015BIG bitter!Best love a very bitter west coast IPA to drink this ale. Brew note, there are 2 oz. of summit hops for bittering in thia AG recipe, which does not match the extract version. Put it all into a calculator & see. I found the bitterness to be on the harsh side.June 22, 2015Simply Awesome!Brewed this 4/26/14. Due to an error in my mill gap, I only got around 58% efficiency. Entered it in an American IPA category instead of Imperial IPA at the annual Canfield Homebrew Contest anyway. Won 1st Place & Best of Show! Scored 46.5 out of 50. Not bad at all for a screw-up on my part!!August 10, 2014Need to try again at warmer tempsBrewed 12/30 OG 1.086, primary at 66 for 14 days, racked at 60 for 21 days, kegged/carbed 5 days. Lighter color, nice flavor that is getting better with age but...as a previous reviewer has said, not the balanced malty hop bomb I expected.March 25, 2014great double i.p.a.a great beer my sister brother-in law and I loved this beer a hoppy well balanced beer with a clean after taste hides high gravity very well we liked this beer more than 115 dream Hopbursted imperial i.p.a. which has a more bitter aftertaste will be brewing morewest coast imperial if you like hoppy high gravity beer good aftertaste try this oneJanuary 25, 2014
- Browse 4 questions Browse 4 questions and 10 answersI noticed this recipe calls for 2lbs of corn sugar during the initial cook. I don't have said sugar on hand and am considering skipping this step. I'm interested in flavor over alcohol content. Will skipping this step greatly affect the flavor in the end?BEST ANSWER: In my experience corn sugar does not affect flavor but will increase your alcohol content, so if you're expecting around a 10% beer as this kit is gauged for, you will be lower on alcohol content. Other sugars can be added such as honey, maple syrup, etc to substitute, but those will affect flavor. Corn sugar is a good way of kicking up the alcohol without changing the flavor profile.I am considering skipping the step in this recipe to add sugar as I do not have 2lbs of corn sugar. I'm looking for taste over alcohol content. Will skipping this step affect flavor to a great degree?BEST ANSWER: I don't think it will affect the flavor much. Most of that sugar is consumed in fermentation. It will drop the alcohol percentage. If you have some extra malting grains like a 2 row malt, I would add a couple pounds of that to assure enough sugars to ferment. I am no expert but I would give it a try.
Maybe someone else has better idea or more expertise to change your mind. The cool thing with brewing your own is you can experiment like this. Sometimes it works and sometimes is goes down the drain. Just relax and have a cold one. Cheers.Why are the hopping schedules different tor the extract and AG recipes?BEST ANSWER: It's got to do with the different hop utilization with the FWH usage in the AG kit. The overall hopping and hop bitterness and flavor levels should work out to be very close to the same.What is the Sach rest?BEST ANSWER: That's the main mash time period, the saccharification rest. This is the time the grain is sitting in the strike water as the starches are converted to fermentable sugars, usually near 153 degrees.
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