Double Dead Ringer® Imperial IPA Extract Recipe Kit

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Doubling down on our most popular recipe kit of all time, we took our famous Dead Ringer recipe and upped the ante - significantly. Double Dead Ringer is a real juggernaut coming in at ~11% ABV, 85 IBU, and featuring a whopping 12 oz of an American classic, Centennial hops. The massive doses of Centennial create a firm bitterness and a huge grapefruit citrus, floral, and slightly earthy aroma and flavor balanced by an aggressive malt profile of slightly crusty bread with undertones of sweet caramel and toffee. This imperial IPA is not for the faint of heart.

Brewing Notes:

  • Style: Double / Imperial IPA
  • Fermentation Range: 65-70°F
  • Original Gravity: 1:100
  • SRM: 9
  • IBUs: 85
  • ABV: 11%

Tasting Notes:

  • Aroma: Complex aromas of substantial hop character interlaced with deep bready malt notes with a hint of semi-sweet caramel.
  • Appearance: Burnished orange hue with a slight dry hop haze. Firm, tightly-laced white frothy head.
  • Flavor: Intense citrus and floral hop flavors exhibiting a bracing bitterness, prominent malt character with faint hints of toffee and sweet caramel.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-full bodied with a lingering bitterness on the tongue.

Note: To successfully pull off this recipe, we have formulated this kit to produce a total of 6 gallons of wort to account for losses to the preposterous amount of hops added during the boil and the dry-hop stage. The resulting batch will still end up at 5 finished gallons, but leave you with enough volume to avoid getting hop and yeast particulates into your bottles or keg during packaging.

Glassware not included. 

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Additional information

Support Documents - Instructions Click here for instructions
SKU

B11720

Beer Color Amber
Original Gravity

1.100

Total Time to Make 8 weeks
Regional Style USA
Alcohol Content High
Yield 5 Gallons
Beer Style Imperial IPA, Double IPA, DIPA, IIPA
Fermentation Type Ale

Notes from Brad, Northern Brewer Head Brewer:

“Well, it’s been a while since we have released an Imperial IPA kit, and now seemed like as good a time as any. We’ve taken our all-time best selling recipe kit and cranked it up to 11(%). This leviathan of a beer clocks in at a specific gravity of 1.100 and flaunts a total of 12 ounces of Centennial hops to create a colossal flavor experience. Bracing bitterness and somewhat excessive hop flavor and aroma are what make this imperial IPA stand out amongst the average offering.

To successfully pull off this recipe, we have formulated this kit to produce a total of 6 gallons of wort to account for losses to the preposterous amount of hops added during the boil and the dry-hop stage. The resulting batch will still end up at 5 finished gallons, but leave you with enough volume to avoid getting hop and yeast particulates into your bottles or keg during packaging. Be sure to pitch a ton of yeast at this one to ensure a healthy fermentation, and be extra certain to oxygenate/aerate the wort thoroughly to avoid undue stress on the yeast. When it's all said and done, be careful with this one - it packs a serious punch.”

Optional Yeast Oxygenation Upgrade:
Oxygenation Kit 2.0 - While beneficial for all brews, oxygenation is as important as yeast pitching rate for high-gravity beers and lagers. Provide the yeast with an optimal fermentation environment to ensure they produce the optimal brew. Effortlessly infuse wort with pure oxygen in less than a minute, maximizing the level of dissolved oxygen to dramatically decrease lag time and yield vastly improved yeast attenuation.
Note: disposable oxygen cylinder not included, but may be found at any home improvement center.

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
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D.
Double Dead Ringer IPA

Great smooth taste. Wasn't as hoppy as I expected. This was the first 6 gallon recipe I've brewed, it was sure nice to have two full cases of beer after bottling.

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A.A.

Double Dead Ringer® Imperial IPA Extract Recipe Kit

S
S.
Double Dead Ringer Imperial IPA Extract Recipe Kit

I just started brewing this yesterday so everything is fresh in my mind.
Pro: Easy recipe to follow & my OG numbers were spot on. I aerated for an hour & used 2 slurry packs of Omega Yeast Hothead® Kveik OYL-057. Fermentation started within 3 to 4 hours. I am glad I used a blow-off tube because when I woke up in the AM, the fermentation was really aggressive.
CONs: I used a 4.4 gallon electric kettle and it really wasn't large enough. The late additions to the boil caused a foam up to within about 1/2" of the top. A 5 gallon kettle might have been fine, but if you have a bigger kettle, use it. I used a 7.4 gal fermenter for my primary fermenter and would probably be better off using a larger fermentation vessel that too.
I have no idea what it will taste like but I'm loving the smell of hops wafting through the house.

J
J.D.
Double dead guy

Although I wound up with 21liters of beer I was rather disappointed with the flatness(some would call it juiciness) due to the long settling time. The flavor is good and the 9.7 final ABV (vs. 11) is not really very prominent on the palate. For the dry hopping I put the 3oz of Centennial loosely wrapped in some cheese cloth in the new beer to increase the yield. I used 2 packs of the Safeale 05 for the fermentation prior to. I do not think I would make this again as it came out flat which has been my experience when leaving it to settle/impart flavor and there is no yeast left to provide carbonation.

S
S.B.
GREAT BEER!!!!

Just finished carbonating, came out fantastic and 12.08% abv! With this one make sure you use a blow off and a big yeast starter.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
76%
(16)
14%
(3)
10%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
D
D.
Double Dead Ringer IPA

Great smooth taste. Wasn't as hoppy as I expected. This was the first 6 gallon recipe I've brewed, it was sure nice to have two full cases of beer after bottling.

A
A.A.

Double Dead Ringer® Imperial IPA Extract Recipe Kit

S
S.
Double Dead Ringer Imperial IPA Extract Recipe Kit

I just started brewing this yesterday so everything is fresh in my mind.
Pro: Easy recipe to follow & my OG numbers were spot on. I aerated for an hour & used 2 slurry packs of Omega Yeast Hothead® Kveik OYL-057. Fermentation started within 3 to 4 hours. I am glad I used a blow-off tube because when I woke up in the AM, the fermentation was really aggressive.
CONs: I used a 4.4 gallon electric kettle and it really wasn't large enough. The late additions to the boil caused a foam up to within about 1/2" of the top. A 5 gallon kettle might have been fine, but if you have a bigger kettle, use it. I used a 7.4 gal fermenter for my primary fermenter and would probably be better off using a larger fermentation vessel that too.
I have no idea what it will taste like but I'm loving the smell of hops wafting through the house.

J
J.D.
Double dead guy

Although I wound up with 21liters of beer I was rather disappointed with the flatness(some would call it juiciness) due to the long settling time. The flavor is good and the 9.7 final ABV (vs. 11) is not really very prominent on the palate. For the dry hopping I put the 3oz of Centennial loosely wrapped in some cheese cloth in the new beer to increase the yield. I used 2 packs of the Safeale 05 for the fermentation prior to. I do not think I would make this again as it came out flat which has been my experience when leaving it to settle/impart flavor and there is no yeast left to provide carbonation.

S
S.B.
GREAT BEER!!!!

Just finished carbonating, came out fantastic and 12.08% abv! With this one make sure you use a blow off and a big yeast starter.