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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 recipe 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-flocculant yeast strain. The name itself was suggested by a homebrewer who witnessed our first tasting notes, and as it implies, this beer is bursting with an intense payload of citrus and tropical fruitiness.
- Style: NE IPA
- Fermentation Range: 75-80F
- OG: 1.064
- SRM: 4
- IBUs: 50
- ABV: 6.7%
- 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.
"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.”
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click here for Fruit Bazooka IPA Extract Recipe Kit Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1.064 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 5.0 / 5.01 ReviewAwesome!Full Disclosure I work for Northern Brewer and have had a chance to taste this brew in our taproom. I'm a fan of the NEIPA style and as spring has finally hit our corner of the world (HOLY COW it was a long winter) this beer is super refreshing. When Brad first put his test brew on tap it was an immediate hit with the staff. Brad did a great job of making a recipe that you can brew and drink any time. I had one of these with a spring greens salad with strawberry vinaigrette and a juicy cheeseburger and it was a perfect match. Unfortunately we can't seem to get Brad to make more of it right now as he's working on some new recipes for summer. Time to brew a batch!May 2, 2018
- Browse 12 questions Browse 12 questions and 12 answersWhat is the recommended yeast for the fruit boozka ipa?BEST ANSWER: When developing this recipe, I tried out several yeast strains in an attempt to find the best flavor profile suited to a fruit-forward NEIPA. Of all the strains I experimented with, the winner turned out to be a yeast strain once thought to be Brettanomyces (its is actually saccharomyces). This strain is provided by a few liquid yeast providers: Omega Yeast OYL-200 Tropical IPA, Imperial Yeast A20 Citrus, and White Labs WLP644 Saccharomyces Bruxellensis Trois. This particular yeast strain imparts prominent tropical fruit flavors that really accentuates the hops. Because of its low flocculation, this yeast will leave a residual haze in the beer, perfect for the NEIPA style. I did not list a dry yeast option for this recipe because no single dry yeast strain has the ability to produce so much fruity esters that really make this recipe stand out.
- Brad S. (The guy who develops the recipes at NB)why is a 60 minute boil required if there are no hops added until flame out. Couldn't you just boil 15-20 minutes to sterilize the extract? Then remove from the heat and add hops.BEST ANSWER: This is a really good question! For the sake of simplicity and consistency as compared to other recipes, I have listed the boil time for this recipe as 60 minutes. In all-grain brewing, it is important to boil for at least the full hour to avoid any chance of DMS (dimethyl sulfide - a sulfur compound that tastes and smells like creamed corn) off flavors, so to keep things consistent I went with a 60 minute boil for the extract version as well.
You are correct Chris, for the extract version there really is no need to boil the extract for any more than 15 to 20 minutes before cutting the heat and adding the hops. Just be sure to adjust your pre-boil volume to account for the shortened time if you are conducting full-volume boils. If you are doing partial-volume boils, no adjustments are necessary.
Brad S. (The guy who develops the recipes at NB)Is distilled water recommended for this kit? Does the extract build up the water profile?BEST ANSWER: I use tap water if your iwater is ok to drink its ok to brew with if not use spring waterCan this be easily cut in half for 2-2 1/2 gallon batches?BEST ANSWER: Probably... the extract itself will be easy enough to split in half. And the hops are devided into 1oz bags, except 1 hop bag I believe... you may need to store 1/2oz after making the half batchcan we get this in a one gallon kit?BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately we do not currently have a 1 gallon option for this recipe.Are the flaked oats able to be used without mashing because we’re not worried about the haziness from unconverted starches in a NEIPA?BEST ANSWER: That is correct. While it is true that flaked oats do need to be mashed in order to convert the starches to sugars, in this malt extract kit the oats will still provide some body/mouthfeel as well as helping to create the haze that NE style IPAs are known for.The recommended yeast in the dropdown is Saccharomyces Brux? Will I need to ferment in a bug-only vessel for this? or is cross-contamination not a concern with this yeast?BEST ANSWER: No need for a "bugs only" vessel! This strain is Saccharomyces just like other popular brewing strains, so cross-contamination is not an issue.
- Brad SCould this kit be used BIAB?BEST ANSWER: This particular kit is the malt extract version, but the all-grain version can certainly be brewed with the BIAB method provided your mesh bag and kettle are large enough to hold the 13.5 lbs of grain and necessary volumes of water.
- Brad SAny yeast included in the kit ?BEST ANSWER: There is no yeast that comes with the kit by default, you can select which yeast you would like with the kit on the drop down menu to the right of the page. This specific recipe kit is offered in conjunction with three liquid strains. They are all perfectly suited for this recipe, just choose the yeast supplier that you prefer!
- Brad S.What hops are used ?BEST ANSWER: This recipe includes a post boil steep (whirlpool) addition of Azacca, Ekuanot, Citra and Mosaic, and two round of dry hopping that includes Ekuanot, Mosaic and Citra. Expect bold flavors of tropical fruit and slight floral pine.
-Brad S (The guy who develops the recipes at NB)Is yeast included in the kit ?BEST ANSWER: There is no yeast that comes with the kit by default, you can select which yeast you would like with the kit on the drop down menu to the right of the page. This specific recipe kit is offered in conjunction with three liquid strains. They are all perfectly suited for this recipe, just choose the yeast supplier that you prefer!
- Brad S.Why do you offer this as an extract recipe? Flaked oats need a mash for starch conversion.