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Mighty Axe Zenia Single Hop IPA Extract Beer Recipe Kit

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What do you get when you combine a fairly straightforward grain bill with incredibly flavorful hops? Well, you get this recipe! Mighty Axe Zenia hops are the star of this beer, providing an amazingly complex hop profile. Dank, resinous and orange-citrus hop flavors steal the show, while the supporting cast of malts creates an implausibly delicious ale. The secret is Minnesota grown hops with unique terroir, harvesting, and processing techniques pioneered by the largest hop farm in the state - Mighty Axe Hops. You will surely be mesmerized with the kaleidoscope of flavors and aromas provided by Zenia hops.

Brewing Notes

  • Style: American IPA
  • Fermentation Range: 65-70F
  • Original Gravity: 1.065
  • SRM: 9
  • IBUs: 60
  • ABV: 6.4%

    Tasting Notes

    •  AromaFaint bready malt notes with hints of sweet caramel in the background. Hop character dominates the aroma with multi-faceted whiffs of dank resinous pine balanced with orange flavors. 
    • AppearanceBright copper-orange color supporting a firm, slightly off-white foam head.
    • FlavorHops dominate the flavor profile with a complex character of resin, pine, dark berries and orange. Complimentary malt flavors round out the experience, providing crusty bread flavors with a slight toffee and caramel flavor. Medium to medium-high bitterness.
    • MouthfeelMedium bodied with a moderately long finish on the palate.

    Additional information



    Beer Color Light
    Original Gravity


    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

    Brewmaster Brad’s Notes:

    “A single hop beer? Often times recipes like this can fall flat due to a lack of complexity from a one-trick-pony hop variety. This is certainly not the case with Mighty Axe’s Zenia variety. Genetically the Zeus strain, Zenia is anything but. Thanks to atypical harvest and storage methods, Zenia is an incredibly multi-faceted hop perfect for any addition, kettle or fermenter.

    Mighty Axe Hops bucks tradition by harvesting this variety a bit later in the season and then baling and aging for months before pelletizing. Coupled with the unique terroir of central Minnesota, the result is a high oil content to really bring the flavor, and a complete lack of any onion or garlic character that can be quite common in traditionally harvested and processed Zeus hops.

    As one of our IT geeks (and former professional brewer) put it, “This is quite possibly the busiest hop I have ever come across.” He is not wrong. Expect flavors of dank resin and jammy orange that mingle together so perfectly you’d think that this recipe utilizes several hop varieties. I know you will be impressed with this hop just as I was (and still am). Once you have a pint of this beer, you will surely be motivated to check out Mighty Axe’s other equally awesome hops.”

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 10 reviews

    Easy to follow, step by step instructions with great ingredients. Love the MN grown hops!

    Mighty Axe Brew Day

    Just received the review email. What a coincidence, I am just now cleaning up after brew day. Added yeast a half hour ago and put it away to get happy. Can’t give a taste review, but the wort smells and looks fantastic! Looking forward to the final results. Expecting perfection.
    Thank you for coming through with a great product as usual.

    Darren, Reno NV

    Mighty Axe Zenia Single Hop IPA Extract Beer Recipe Kit

    Last night I opened my first 22 oz bottle after bottling 2 weeks ago.
    The beer is one of my best brews. I'm very pleased with the results.
    Like all Northern Brewer kits, this was very easy to brew.
    I used Wyeast 1056 American Ale Yeast and Primed with 5 oz of NB Corn sugar.
    I would brew this recipe again.


    This was a good brew. However I was playing with a different yeast strain so that the hops can shine more and it lowered the alcohol to 5% if you are going to buy this kit, please get liquid yeast instead of dry yeast, YOU WILL HAVE BETTER RESULTS! What I used for this batch was "Imperial Yeast A01 House" instead of "Imperial Yeast A07 Flagship" As this focused on this particular Hop, it has wonderful aroma, slight bitterness but not overpowering. I will definitely get this again soon!


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