Fruit Bazooka New England IPA Extract Beer Recipe Kit

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As you may have noticed, these days haze is all the craze in the IPA world. After many, many test batches we are proud to present our version of this juicy style - Fruit Bazooka NE IPA. Only mildly bitter, the hop charges in this beer recipe kit create a blast of in-your-face flavors ranging from ripe mango, orchard fruits, melon, lime and passion fruit to subtle pine and floral notes. Fruit Bazooka is perfectly hazy thanks to the use of flaked oats, wheat malt, massive dry hopping, and a relatively non-flocculent yeast strain. The name itself was suggested by a homebrewer who witnessed our first tasting notes. And as it implies, this brew is bursting with an intense payload of citrus and tropical fruitiness.

Brewing Notes:

  • Style: NE IPA
  • Fermentation Range: 75-80F
  • OG: 1.064
  • SRM: 4
  • IBUs: 50
  • ABV: 6.7%
Tasting Notes:
  • Aroma:Prominent fruit aromas of ripe tropical fruits, citrus and pineapple. Clean pilsner malt character.
  • Appearance:Light golden color with considerable haze. Firm white foam cap with good persistence.
  • Flavor:Reminiscent of a tropical fruit salad. Mango, peach, passionfruit and pineapple flavors with low pine and floral notes. Low to moderate bitterness. Clean pilsner malt background flavor.
  • Mouthfeel:Medium body with noticeable creaminess. Smooth, long, silky finish.
  • Overall Impression:Very hop-forward, but relatively low bitterness for an IPA. A medley of fruit flavors dominates the beer, while the soft pilsner malt quietly sits in the background. Very easy drinking for an ale of such strength.

 

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SKU

B11490

Beer Color Light
Original Gravity

1.064

Total Time to Make 6 weeks
Regional Style USA
Alcohol Content Medium
Yield 5 Gallons
Beer Style IPA
Fermentation Type Ale
Beer Recipe Kit Instructions Click here for recipe kit instructions

Notes from Brad, Northern Brewer Development Brewer:

"This recipe is the result of many test brews utilizing all sorts of techniques to achieve a well balanced NE style IPA. In order to maximize hop flavor while keeping bitterness restrained, you will find that there are actually no boil hop additions in this kit. Instead, all of the hops are added after the boil and allowed to steep (whirlpool) for 20 minutes and then followed up with two separate dry hop additions. This serves to get the hop oils into the wort for great flavor and aroma, and the limited steep time only lets a relatively small amount of the total alpha acids to isomerize to create moderate bitterness. Because the yeast strain is a very important driver of flavor and appearance, we are only offering this recipe kit with two very similar liquid yeast strains. The low flocculation of this strain will help create the haze this style is known for, while also creating flavors of pineapple, mango, and tropical fruits to accentuate the hops. If you really want to use a dry yeast strain, choose a relatively clean fermenting and lower flocculating strain and ferment on the high end of the temperature range to encourage increased ester production.

Customer Reviews

Based on 201 reviews
79%
(158)
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Keith A.
FRUIT BAZOOKA

Made this twice now. Always a crowd pleaser.

D
Drew S.
The IPA for people who hate IPAs

I was initially attracted to the description of this brew which promised ample fruit flavors and hop aroma while keeping the bitterness to a minimum. After brewing this (my 3rd brew ever) I have to say this very well could be my second favorite NEIPA of all time (second to Pint House Pizza's Electric Jellyfish from Austin, TX). This brew has been very well received by everyone who has tried them, including friends who "aren't much of a beer person" and another who gave the review "I f**king hate IPA's but damn that's a good beer". This should be a must brew for all your extract brewers out there. A glass carboy was handy for the secondary fermentation on this one!

J
Jerry
Amazing tasting beer!

This is probably the best kit beer I've ever brewed. For a hazy, the flavors are well balanced and don't leave an unpleasant aftertaste. I also tried out the fizz drops for the carbonation phase and fill never go back to adding sugar before bottling again. Highly recommended!

J
JRo
Great Fruity Summer Brew

Used the OYL-200 yeast. Fermented in house at room temp (75-78) and let it do its thing. Usually I do not move to a secondary but with all the crud in the fermenter I transferred to secondary after 13 days. Left in secondary additional 17 days adding final hops 4 days prior. Beer turned out great. Aromatic with lots of fruit-- citrus, mango and grapefruit. Got some follow-through bitterness but subtle. OG came in high and some mid reading didn't make sense. Finished at 1.006 with calculated Alcohol at 7.4%.

R
Robert S.
Fantastic first time experience. Great beer!

I've been making wine and meads for years, this was my first time making beer. Given that I'm a beginner and my lack of space living in a city I went for the extract kit to save me the added steps. I fermented in a bucket, used the Omega Yeast OYL-200 Tropical IPA and had to use a blowoff tube. Unreal fermentation.
The hops seemed very fresh and aromatic. And everything worked out well. I added a second grommet to my bucket lid so I could have two airlocks where I could pump in CO2 after hopping.
On tasting the beer on bottling day I was a little disappointed as there wasn't too much flavor but boy did that change once bottled and carbonated. Fantastic color and a really strong flavor with hints of pineapple and mango and citrus. This beats most IPA's I buy or get at a bar. Really great kit!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 201 reviews
79%
(158)
16%
(33)
3%
(6)
1%
(3)
0%
(1)
K
Keith A.
FRUIT BAZOOKA

Made this twice now. Always a crowd pleaser.

D
Drew S.
The IPA for people who hate IPAs

I was initially attracted to the description of this brew which promised ample fruit flavors and hop aroma while keeping the bitterness to a minimum. After brewing this (my 3rd brew ever) I have to say this very well could be my second favorite NEIPA of all time (second to Pint House Pizza's Electric Jellyfish from Austin, TX). This brew has been very well received by everyone who has tried them, including friends who "aren't much of a beer person" and another who gave the review "I f**king hate IPA's but damn that's a good beer". This should be a must brew for all your extract brewers out there. A glass carboy was handy for the secondary fermentation on this one!

J
Jerry
Amazing tasting beer!

This is probably the best kit beer I've ever brewed. For a hazy, the flavors are well balanced and don't leave an unpleasant aftertaste. I also tried out the fizz drops for the carbonation phase and fill never go back to adding sugar before bottling again. Highly recommended!

J
JRo
Great Fruity Summer Brew

Used the OYL-200 yeast. Fermented in house at room temp (75-78) and let it do its thing. Usually I do not move to a secondary but with all the crud in the fermenter I transferred to secondary after 13 days. Left in secondary additional 17 days adding final hops 4 days prior. Beer turned out great. Aromatic with lots of fruit-- citrus, mango and grapefruit. Got some follow-through bitterness but subtle. OG came in high and some mid reading didn't make sense. Finished at 1.006 with calculated Alcohol at 7.4%.

R
Robert S.
Fantastic first time experience. Great beer!

I've been making wine and meads for years, this was my first time making beer. Given that I'm a beginner and my lack of space living in a city I went for the extract kit to save me the added steps. I fermented in a bucket, used the Omega Yeast OYL-200 Tropical IPA and had to use a blowoff tube. Unreal fermentation.
The hops seemed very fresh and aromatic. And everything worked out well. I added a second grommet to my bucket lid so I could have two airlocks where I could pump in CO2 after hopping.
On tasting the beer on bottling day I was a little disappointed as there wasn't too much flavor but boy did that change once bottled and carbonated. Fantastic color and a really strong flavor with hints of pineapple and mango and citrus. This beats most IPA's I buy or get at a bar. Really great kit!