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.
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First time doing a NEIPA...came out great!
I have to say the extract brew kit along with the juice pak yeast gave one of the most aggressive krausen I have ever had, blew the top off of my fermenter and dumped into the bin I put my fermenter in ( the reviews warned of this). Wow, we’re they right. The beer however turned out great, legged up easy and drank smooth. A repeat for sure. NB should make a lower alcohol version available. I can’t drunk many at this level and the extra DME makes it a pricy brew.
To me, this tasted like rotten fruit. I handed out 11 bottles to friends before I tried it myself, and about half of them liked the flavor, the others thought it was horrible. I deviated from the directions twice: I did not use a secondary fermenter and instead left it in the primary for one month, and I strained the beer through a wire strainer when transferring to the bottling bucket to help remove sediment. All this said, the yeast also arrived very warm, probably due to a shipping delay caused by a series of riots. I thought it was horrible, but there are too many variables to conclude that it's a bad beer recipe.
I sent this to my son as a birthday gift. He has bought from Northern Brewer before and loves the hazy eight IPA. This made an awesome gift for anybody who likes to brew their own at home. I would definitely recommend it to a friend!
My father and I brewed this kit together and tried it last night for his birthday. Amazing. This beer tastes like candy and has an amazing aroma. I do recommend using the liquid yeast in this one. We did come in a little lower than expected on the FG, but we plan to use a yeast starter next time and should be able to correct it no problem. Definitely worth the purchase and certainly will be brewing this again!!