Hazy Eights Double NE IPA Extract Beer Recipe Kit
New England IPAs have certainly gained traction as a mainstay of the craft beer scene. The hazy light color and massive amount of late-addition hops create a delicious beer oozing with hop flavor and aroma. Now, it’s time up up the ante, and this deck is stacked. Eight unique ingredients, just over eight percent ABV and bursting with massive flavors and aromas of tangerine, orange, pineapple, mango, slightly resinous pine and sweet hard candy makes Hazy Eights an unbeatable play.
- Style: Double NE IPA
- Fermentation Range: 64-74F
- Original Gravity: 1.078
- SRM: 4
- IBUs: 53
- ABV: 8.3%
- Aroma: Faint bready malt notes overshadowed by hop aromas of citrus, tropical fruit, pear and subdued resinous pine.
- Appearance: Medium to bright orange color with significant haziness. Tight bright white foam head with lasting stability.
- Flavor: Medium-low soft malt flavors of fresh multi-grain bread play a secondary role to huge hop and yeast derived flavors of orange, mango, pineapple. Moderate bitterness is well balanced by the slightly sweet malt flavors that linger upon swallowing.
- Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium-high creaminess and mouthfeel. Very smooth and soft on the palate with a silky finish.
Brewmaster Brad’s Notes:
“Now that the New England IPA style is around to stay, there is but one way to go with it - make it stronger! Loosely based on our popular Fruit Bazooka NE IPA kit, Hazy Eights Double NE IPA is a real ass-kicker. The combination of Amarillo and El Dorado provides a spectrum of citrus and tropical fruit flavors, while the modest dose of Idaho #7 hops rounds out the fruity flavor profile and adds a little resinous pine note to make things even more interesting. Brewed with the lightest malts around and a slug of simple corn sugar, this beer will maintain as light of a color as possible, while still fermenting to over 8% ABV. Despite the simple sugar addition, oats and wheat malt help to maintain a smooth, creamy body and create a tight, dense and lasting foam head.”
|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Due to the high starting gravity of this kit, we recommend pitching multiple packs of yeast or preparing a yeast starter for best results. Click here for more info.
This beer is nothing short of amazing! I recommend using Imperial yeast "Juice" and making a larger starter for best results... Excellent choice of hops, all late addition or dry hop for super hazy tropical fruity hop juice. This is a NEIPA at its finest in a kit! Be very careful of all the excessive hop matter, I clogged the poppit valve on my keg. Highly recommend to any hop lover!
I loved this recipe. I just purchased the same recipe which will be ready soon
So far I am in the 2nd week of fermentation. Kit was nice and easy just had a problem with tons of blow off due to the high yeast content I think . Other than that it smells good . Just wish they would wait on doing these reviews until most people have a full brew in not after a week and a half when it says 6 weeks till done.
I never really liked IPA's. Tried many of them and none ever developed long lasting relationship. The only kind of beer I am not crazy about. Until I decided to give IPA a second chance brewing my own. The extract recipe was easy to brew. Added hopes. More hops. More hops. Usual two stage fermentation. Bottled as scheduled going by NB instructions. Two weeks of bottle conditioning. Wow! Delicious.Well balanced bitterness with all the hops happily dancing around each other. Reason to fall in love with IPA's. Now we are talking. Really tasty beer. Two weeks of bottle conditioning didn't produced any foam so I let it sit for another 3 weeks. Another week in fridge. Drinking it right now while typing review. Lots of nice foam! THE BEER!
This brew was really great when young but didn’t age very well. Mine should have been consumed within 4 to 5 months at most. Became much more malt flavor at end & very hop flavor.