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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 Extract Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1086 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 4.7 / 5.055 ReviewsWonderful and turns out as expected so far...I loved the kit. I am just added the dry hops last night and tasted for the first time. The brew turned out especially clear thanks to also using the Mad Brewers Upgrade Kit (Whirlfloc tablets) and specific gravity ended up a little higher than the target so slightly higher ABV (no complaints here). If the carbonated tastes as good as the uncarbonated I will be throughly satisfied and will be buying this one again soon.July 12, 2016Imperial tasteExcellent beer, first time I dry hopped, great flavor!! LOVE IT!!June 22, 2016not disappointed, but not what I expectedThis ipa turned out a bit earthier than I expected but was still delicious.April 3, 2016Fantastic IPAJust opened the tap two weeks ago and along with my friends as all agree this recipe is by far the best IPA that I have brewed in over 23 other attempts. Will definitely brew this again.January 22, 2016great ipaused yeast starter, full volume boil. followed directions except at dry hopping, used 5 ounces of cascade whole leaf hops in 2 hop bags .dry hopped in keg 12 days, bottled 6 beers to have room to carbonate, added co2 in when dry hopped but needed to make more room to finish. chilled for a week, beer was clean and crisp,nice citrus flavor,a dry finish. beer did not have a sweet taste. tim and me spent a little extra on hops,but we really liked results.we like hops,and will use on other kits for extra kickDecember 15, 2015Good brewI find I don't get a nice light, orange color when using NB gold so I wasn't surprised that the beer was much darker than in the picture. Mine turned out a deep red (similar to brickwarmer ale) and had a rich malt character. much sweeter than expected. That being said, with the high abv (i hit 9%) and high bitterness I found that it balanced really well. It was a good brew, but I think I'll try the all grain next time.November 25, 2015All rise for the Honorable Cascade IPA1 week primary, 3 weeks secondary, into keg and carb. for 3 days at 20psi. ABV came in at 9.03%. Absolutely an amazing beer for only 4 weeks of fermentation. Very nice bitterness, stunning but not overpowering hop aroma, very pleasant mouth notes after every swallow. Gave several people a surprising "spin" after just a couple glasses. Will brew this again for sure.October 31, 2015Waited a year to brew, got re-employed and back to it!Last October I was released from work. I brewed three times my last week of employment. I just couldn't justify a beer kit while I wasn't bringing in money. I got a job this last July and feel comfortable enough to do hobbies again. I knew I'd be rusty coming back to brewing so I followed the instructions carefully. The season helped too, with consistent temperature and great ingredients. My beer is in the secondary, doing everything it should. Dry hop this weekend and bottling by Halloween me thinks.October 20, 2015Fresh SqueezedIf you love Ruby Red Grapefruit with a dribble of honey for breakfast you will love the fresh squeezed, tart sweet refreshing taste of this IPA. With a healthy dose of Cascade and Summit Hops for the boil and a ridiculous 4 oz. of Cascade for Dry hopping this recipe will come out like your favorite West Coast Style every time.September 29, 2015A Real ReviewI get tired of people writing reviews for a recipe kit and they didn't follow the recipe or they just throw out a vague note like "It was amazing, brewing it again." Here is a real review because...1) I followed the recipe verbatim2) I'll tell you what the recipe becameThis was my 2nd batch ever.12oz bottle to tulip glass. Pours clouded deep blood orange-red, tan frothy head. Aroma of roasted malts, grass, booze, lemon zest, earth, oak, pine. Taste is dark roasted malts, biscuit, chocolate, dried fruit, spices, peppercorn. Malty and fruity sweetness across palette. Heated bittersweet finish with cocoa, spice and booze.9.4 ABV 70 IBU (estimated)September 2, 2015
- Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 11 answersI love how this turned out! I'm going to brew again but leave out the 5 lbs of sugar. In some bottles the alcohol flavor dominates. I am curious to see how this recipe turns out without the additional alcohol. Anyone tried this yet?BEST ANSWER: I love the dominant alcohol flavor.Is it necessary to rehydrate the Danstar BRY-97 ? Only my second brew and the first one I pitched the yeast dry.BEST ANSWER: You could pitch the yeast as is, but you may not achieve the results that are published with the recipe (and what made you decide on this recipe) and your primary fermentation will not reach it's potential with a lowered cell count. It seems like an extra step to propagate the yeast, but now is a good time to
learn the importance of a good cell count, especially with the work out those yeast cells are going to get with the huge amount of malts in this "Double IPA".
Cheers!This extract recipe calls for steeping/boiling with 2.5 gal water. Any issue if I start with 4 gallons water?BEST ANSWER: Hello
I don't see an issue with boiling with 4 gallons. The reason for the reduced volume at the start is to allow some brewers to use a smaller pot
and to help get the boil going quicker. I've done quite a few of these kits at full volume with no problem.Can I brew this under kit under pressure?
Can I add extra Galaxy hops during breaking process?
ThanksBEST ANSWER: Not sure the answer to your first question.
I would recommend adding the extra hops during the boil. Time depending on whether you want bittering, flavoring or aroma. Another idea is to use the galaxy for dry hopping. Add to the secondary fermentation for 5 days to a week.Can I just use 2 packs of dry yeast instead of using a starter?BEST ANSWER: It's a "Double" IPA, so why not double the Yeast!
You will need to prepare for a possible blowoff during high krausen and you will definitely end up at the boosey end of this already high alcohol Beer.
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