Cascade Mountains West Coast Imperial IPA Extract Beer Recipe Kit
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 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 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.
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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|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Easy to make for a very strong ale. Will be buying again.
Good beer. Definitely benefits from bottle aging.
One pint is plenty. Pretty good ale.
To start - Northern Brewer makes really nice beer kits. Each kit comes its own box with everything you need inside minus yeast and includes an instruction sheet.
Looking at my brewing and tasting notes, my original gravity was 1.081 which was a little below what the OG in the instructions. This is probably due to the amount of hops in the kit - I probably left more trub in the boil kettle as I was not using a hops spider or hops bag for this batch, and had to add a little more water to get to five gallons. Since this batch, I have bought both, and find them indispensable!
I left this batch in the primary for two weeks, and three weeks in the secondary. I was rewarded with a final gravity of 1.011 and a final ABV of 9.3%. After several weeks bottle-conditioning...this turned out to be an exceptionally tasty beer!
Very happy with it. :)
I had really good attenuation and this one ended up a little dry for my tastes at first, but the flavors really came together in the bottle with some aging. Delicious.