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Gojira Peppered Pale Ale Recipe Kit


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Not the fire-breathing monster you would expect, this beer is a fun, friendly, fruity American Pale Ale with a light malt backbone that expresses the tremendous fruit flavors from Aji Amarillo peppers and a combo of Citra® and Amarillo® hops. The finish is refreshingly dry with just a hint of spice from the peppers that warms your palate and invites another sip.

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Gojira Peppered Pale Ale Recipe Kit

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Up from the depths, Thirty stories high,
Breathing fire, His head in the sky!

OK, so it won’t make you breathe fire, but it does have a hint of warming heat compliments of South American Aji Amarillo peppers. These orange colored, moderately spicy peppers from Peru possess a surprising fruity flavor - not peppery or vegetal, but instead, reminiscent of yellow and orange tropical fruits like mango, pineapple, or ground-cherries. Amarillo and Citra hops deliver tropical fruit and bright citrus notes that pair remarkably well with the peppers, as the complementary flavors create a bold taste sensation that is powerfully fruity without being sweet. The distinct bitterness provides balance without being coarse or assertive and the light, clean malt lets the hops and peppers shine through. The finish is dry and crisp with a hint of spiciness from the peppers that lingers on the palate, gently warming, and inviting the next sip.

Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Gojira Peppered Pale Ale Recipe Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1050
Total Time to Make6 weeks
4.5 / 5.0
19 Reviews
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Add on the heat, and add on the taste
This is the best brew I've made out of the last 100 batches I've brewed. I took the advice of one of the reviewers and modified it. I added one large fresh Jalepeno pepper and two fresh Habanero peppers (they're small in comparison but potent), cleaned and without seeds into a mesh bag - into the boil three times: at 60 minutes, at 20 minutes and at 5 minutes. I added only the dried pepper that comes with the kit into secondary - one week before bottling. The result was a pleasant, modest heat but with a wonderful peppery flavor. My fellow brewers were blown away with the wonderful taste, with a slight afterburn that stays after you swallow. I wouldn't want to pound down six of these babies in a row, but one or two are very pleasant. A fabulous beer!!!
March 10, 2017
Even better the second time around!
Pretty much stuck to the recipe this time, threw in 1 lb of clear Belgian candi sugar. OG 1.056. 14 days fermenting at 68 degrees. Transferred to secondary for 14 days. Bought another oz of the peppers, soaked 2 oz of the peppers in about 20 oz of vodka for 3 days, poured it all in. Had a 31 day secondary: 14 without peppers and 17 with. FG 1.008. Light bodied, hints of caramel, flavor of the peppers REALLY pops, Citra and Amarillo hops giving a tropical fruity kind of vibe and a very subtle spice on the swallow that creeps up on you until all you can say...is GOJIRA! Gonna rebrew this baddie up for a competition in August :-)
June 22, 2017
6 months ago
Best brew I've made...hands down!
This was my third extract kit. Wanted a big beer. Added 3 lbs of LME and 1 lb of DME, added more grains and hops. Purchased an additional oz of aji peppers, sliced and froze. Fermented 2 oz. of peppers in secondary for 8 days. Has a very tropical vibe from the Amarillo and Citra hops. Fantastic blend of malt, hops and the subtle, unique taste of the pepper. And as many have mentioned, it's after you swallow, that you get the spice from the pepper. GOJIRA is absolutely fantastic and will definitely brewing this bad boy again!
October 13, 2016
This is a great Beer!
Love this beer. Brewed it for a party and everyone enjoyed it.
April 30, 2015
great beer
Get this kit and don't look back. If you are looking for a bit more spice sub japalenos. I added 6 total japalenos from the garden and it was perfect; not too hot, but the kick I wanted. I added two sliced, unseeded peppers at 60 min, two more at flame out and a final two added in secondary. The heat mellowed a bit as the beer aged, but that keg was a hit amoungst friends and didn't last long.
January 24, 2015
The Consensus Is: Best Beer I've Brewed To Date.
Gojira was my 9th batch that I've brewed since starting around 1 year ago. I was in the dark on how this was going to taste based on how many different types of beer I've made so far. I've made 3 wheats, 4 ipa's, 1 stout, and this pale ale. The directions were very simple, and this was my 2nd (5gallon) batch. All previous batches were 1 gallon batches.This actually does not have a pepper taste at all. Not disappointing because it actually ended up tasting so good. I think that if I would have sliced the peppers that were provided I may have gotten a stronger flavor, but I added them to the secondary whole. I left them in for almost 6 full days. While bottling 4 of the five gallons I place the last gallon in another secondary and added dried chipotle peppers for one additional week. Wow, that turned out good as well.I will either make this again, or I am going to try and take similar ingredients and tweak it a bit. This beer, to me, is good enough to drink every day. Dortmunder Lager's are some of my favorite styles of beer and this tastes like my favorite from Great Lakes Brewery in Cleveland.
August 11, 2014
Nice under lying heat to a cool beer!
It leaves a very nice mild heat aftertaste. I used krausening to ferment this beer and it has good head.
August 10, 2014
Great Aroma, Great taste
Just took a sip after 2 weeks of conditioning and WOW! The fruity aroma is great and the taste is PERFECT! Not much heat but as other reviewers stated, add different peppers if you want something stronger. One of my favorites
March 2, 2015
Great taste for an out of the ordinary beer
My bew has been conditioning in the bottle for a little more than an month. Tried one 1 week after bottling, it was great but flavors needed to meld longer. A month after, the flavor is great, but the carbonation is low. I think reasons for this could be becasue this is the first brew that I put in a secondary fermentor and could have lost some of the yeast transfering it. I was worried that having the peppers in for 5 days would really make it spicy, but after trying it, I wish that I would have put it in longer. I like that it has the true flavor of the peppers, with out leaving your mouth on fire. It would be great to double up on the peppers to really get the flavor. I would brew this again, maybe with a darker beer.
October 9, 2014
Delicious Brew
My son bought this kit for me to brew, and I was frankly unsure how it would turn out. It was one of the best I have made so far. It had a rich malt flavor with fruity notes and just a touch of heat at the end. I would definitely make this one again!
August 10, 2014
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How do I add the peppers to the secondary? Do I need to soak the peppers in vodka first and should I use a hop bag or muslin grain bag in the secondary? Any help would be appreciated.
jody V on Jul 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There's a multitude of different ways that you can add these. A quick soak in a solution like potassium metabisulfite is a good way to go, but you can always go a step further and soak them in vodka for a couple days and add the whole mixture. Bear in mind that soaking them in vodka will extract just a bit more of the flavor from the peppers.

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