SMASH American Session Ale Extract Beer Recipe Kit
Is it a half IPA? Is it a pale ale? What's in a name, after all? We're taking you back to school, back to basics, with this SMASH (single-malt, single-hop)-style delight. At the same time, we're hitting the latest in style-confounding marketing-speak: American Session Ale.
SMASH is about taking things back, way back, to when American Pale Ale was edgy and new. The thing is, time travel is hard, and we're thinking there's enough Cascade-only pale stuff out there, so we're using a decidedly new-school single hop: Simcoe.
The pine and jungle stinker herself, Simcoe is boastful and bombastic, packing tons of hop flavor and aroma into a neat little package. To showcase all of these attributes, this SMASH recipe kit contains the freshest, premium ingredients for a clean, dry malt base, with a low gravity for extra drinkability, and a healthy dose of delicious hoppiness. Think of it as a way to deliver a metric hogshead of hop flavor and aroma in a tidy 4.5% ABV package.
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|Total Time to Make||4 weeks|
|Beer Style||American Pale Ale/Cream Ale|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
I started homebrewing about 3 years ago. It's been a lot of fun and rewarding to drink beer that tastes just as good as a brewery. I have brewed mostly IPA EPA APA style beers. I have brewed at least 6 different kits. All have been great and none have ever been a failure. You guys know your stuff. Keep up the good work. The Smash is my favorite.
Easy to brew, easy to drink. Turned this over quickly - dry hopped after 3-4 days ferm, kegged around day 8 and drank around day 10. Used a safale 04 english (had it in the fridge) instead of the recommended 05 American, turned out really nice and clean. Second time brewing this one and will probably do it again.
This was my 3rd attempt at home brewing. 2nd different recipe from Northern and it turned out great. A little darker than I anticipated, well balanced. I'll brew it again sometime and try different hops. ABV makes for a crushable beer.
This was such an easy kit to brew. It has been one of my favorites in flavor also. Smooth and crisp.
Absolutely loved it!