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Highrise IPA Kit


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We’ve formulated this incredible IPA beer kit around a blend of Maris Otter and Gold malt extracts excellent for IPAs. It provides the perfect backdrop to balance the bracing bitterness while highlighting the heady hop flavors of this American style IPA. This hop tower of power is an over the top IPA recipe with its head in the clouds, existing somewhere in that foggy area between IPA and IIPA.

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Highrise IPA Recipe Kit with Superstructure IPA Malt Extract

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Here’s the breakdown; Warrior for clean bittering, Centennial for that classic floral/citrus flavor, and finished with a 1-2 punch of Citra and Simcoe for an intense hop finish that covers a wide range of flavors and aromas - from dank and piney to bright and fruity. The malt extract combination performs just as designed, bringing malt complexity and depth of flavor without distracting from the hops. Highrise IPA - its a flavor skyscraper.

Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Highrise IPA Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1068
Total Time to Make6 weeks
4.5 / 5.0
21 Reviews
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I did not care for this at all. The only kit I've ever gotten from northern brewer that I didn't care for.
April 17, 2017
over 2 years ago
Balanced, crushable IPA
This is only my second homebrew but it's amazing!

Beer review: Color is brilliant despite haze from the dry hops. I suspect gelatin would help this beer clear up nicely. The nose is full of beautiful citrusy hoppy goodness thanks to the dry hops. Mouthfeel is a little creamy and the taste is balanced until the finish that leaves a pleasant bitterness that lingers until your next sip. This beer is crushable but mine finished off just shy of 8% so I must remind myself to take it easy! I will definitely be brewing this again!

Brewing review: Brew day instructions are clear but the dry hopping instructions are a little contradictory. I dry hopped for only 5 days to avoid the unpleasant flavors that can come from too long of a dry hop. Due to the abundance of hops i lost almost 3/4 of a gallon. I'll account for this loss next time I brew with a lot of hops.
April 6, 2017
1 year ago
This one is a crowd pleaser.
I really like this kit. Its one of my favorite beers in general and possibly my favorite IPA. Its hoppy without being too much. The alcohol content is solid, again without being too much, not boozy. Nice tasty malt flavor balanced with the hops. Just what you want in an IPA. I've brewed it twice and i will be brewing it again.
February 1, 2017
1 year ago
Happy with this Beer!
I have brewed this twice and it has been Excellent both times. I am sometimes turned off by IPA's, but this one really does it for me. It is Hoppy but not overly so. You definitely taste the malt thru the hops. My wife also loves this brew. I will be brewing this one again...and again.
September 6, 2016
Incredible IPA!
Just cracked a bottle after two weeks since bottling and WOW! Still needs another 7-10 days to fully carbonate but even so, a very nice IPA. Great hop aroma and just the right amount of bitterness. An exceptionally balanced beer and easy to drink. Made this with a buddy who I was showing the ins-and-outs of homebrewing ... I am certain that after tasting and sharing his case of bombers, he's going to be a homebrew convert. Followed the instructions to the letter with the exception of fining with gelatin; do yourself a favor and fine this beer. It's beautiful in the glass!
August 20, 2016
Highrise ipa
Great every time. My favorite beer.
April 24, 2016
Expected more
Not a bad beer by any means, but also wasn't great. For the money I was expecting this to blow me away but to me it just tasted like a regular old IPA. Nothing really stood out for me. A good beer, no doubt, but 3 stars based on the value factor.
February 28, 2016
Highrise Brew
It was pretty simple to make and it smelled fantastic in the primary fermenter. I racked it after 12 days and am hoping it'll taste as good as it smelled
November 25, 2015
Not what I'd hoped
To much citra. To fruity.
October 1, 2015
Response from Northern Brewer
Thanks for the review! Let us know if we can help at all

we guarantee satisfaction with our beer kits! Cheers! -James J.
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer
Awesome and well balanced.
I brewed this beer about a month and a half ago and I couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out. I followed the directions and ended up with some great beer. This was my 3rd batch I've made.One thing that went wrong however was when I dry hopped. I followed the recommendation of other reviewers and added an additional 1 oz of Citra and 1 oz of Simcoe in addition to the 1 oz of Citra and 1 oz of Simply Select already included. I did NOT however, use a bag for the hops when I put them in and ended up with four inches of thick sludge that made it nearly impossible to bottle. (I usually do not do a secondary and in this case I regretted it.) Make sure you bag your hops and rack to secondary otherwise you'll end up with 4 gallons instead of 5. Lesson learned.The beer is so good I want to cry that I don't have that additional gallon. So all this being said, it's an amazing beer. Citrusy, dank and well balanced malt. The tropical fruits smack you in the face and I love it. It leans towards a West Coast style of Double IPA because those piney hops really take a backseat to the dank, dark and citrusy ones. Really, really, smooth as well. The malt blend lends a satisfying body to a beer style that is too often plagued with thin, watery examples. I feel like Gollum whenever I'm asked to share one of these with a friend. That should be reason alone to purchase this kit. Overall I ended up with about 4 gallons of beer at 7.8% ABV and 70 IBUs. I couldn't describe a better IPA that combines drinkability (Though you do have to take it easy here) taste, and the wonderful body that the SuperStructure Malt gives. Buy this.
August 3, 2015
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Does it matter what style of yeast I choose at checkout?
A shopper on May 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. The dry yeast has 2 to 3 times more yeast cells. With a higher gravity beer it's helpful to double up on yeast. If you choose liquid yeast you will need several packets or time to culture yeast from the packet in a yeast starter setup. It's also good to check the preferred temp range of the yeast options to make sure your fermentation is healthy.

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