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Hops Lamb Imperial IPA


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Pouring a pint of this anything-but-sheepish ale will overcome your senses with intense hop character. Dominant notes of citrus, stone fruits, and floral character relentlessly invade your nostrils while the woolly soft malt backbone and slight honey flavor mingle in the background and round out the palate.

Due to the high starting gravity of this kit, we recommend pitching multiple packs of yeast or preparing a yeast starter for best results. Click here for more info.

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Hops Lamb Imperial IPA Beer Recipe Kit

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Pouring a pint of this anything-but-sheepish ale will overcome your senses with intense hop character. Dominant notes of citrus, stone fruits, and floral character relentlessly invade your nostrils while the woolly soft malt backbone and slight honey flavor mingle in the background and round out the palate. Hops Lamb’s deep golden hue produces a firm, billowy, off-white foam head which serves as the vehicle for releasing the uncanny aroma produced by a colossal dry-hop addition. Be sure to maintain vigilance while enjoying this powerful brew - Hops Lamb’s 10% ABV and huge hop character can easily render you witless.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Hops Lamb Imperial IPA Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1089
Total Time to Make8 weeks
4.6 / 5.0
8 Reviews
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Very Close
Just tasted this clone with the actual bells beer side by side. This was pretty spot on. Aroma, color seems exact. The bells was a touch dryer and the clone for me was a tiny bit sweeter and smoother. But but we're talking a minimal amount. This finished at 10.5% for me with a 2L starter of 001.

The only thing i did is adjust the hop schedule to get it closer to 70 ibus. IIRC it was calculating around 50's or so.

It's a big beer so it wont be something I brew that often. But it's a very good kit.
March 2, 2017
was my favorite beer I brewed in 2016. great hop taste, wallop of ABV, and appropriate malt backbone
January 23, 2017
over 2 years ago
Sneaky, dangerously smooth
This was the smoothest DIPA that I have ever had. The taste was phenomenal and a hit with the neighbors. It is high octane (approx 10% abv) and you have to serve with caution. I used a yeast starter and patience. 2 weeks in primary, 4 week in secondary and then kegged/carb for 2 weeks prior to consumption. It was hard to let it sit but I waited as it was the biggest beer I had brewed and was concerned about it tasting boozy. The concern was unfounded as it was smooth and delicious.
September 25, 2016
Sweet honey-flavored IIPA
Primary: 2 wks (used 2 dry yeast pkts), Secondary: 5 wks (including final 2 wks dry-hop), Btl-cond: 3 wks. OG: 1.080, FG: 1.016. Took another 5 wks post first tapping to really meld the flavors. The honey flavor really shines through - maybe a bit too much. A sweetened IIPA took some time for me to appreciate, but now I really like it.
July 9, 2016
Go Easy
Fantastic super hoppy beer with a great citrus smell. I will absolutely make this again but will bottle it instead of kegging. Putting it on tap got everyone at our last party sloppy really quick.
July 6, 2016
Best Beer We've Brewed
This is the stickiest of the ickiest most hop forward and DELICIOUS recipe we have ever brewed. Also one of the first two batches we've kegged (so stoked). This recipe will be always on tap in our keezer. Bravo NB. Just ordered our second kit!
May 26, 2016
pretty close!
I just kegged up my first batch of this about a week ago and tasted it today. It does taste very similar to the original, but a little bit stronger hop after-taste, but that may be because I put the hops (in hop sock) directly into the keg. I brewed a second batch of this a few days ago with some local Ohio yeast and plan to just dry hop as directed for this next one.
April 3, 2016
Impressive Kit Provides Enjoyable Brewing Experience
I took as chance on this all-grain kit as I'm very new to all-grain brewing. The instructions where helpful as was the Brewemaster's Chat prior to firing up the kettles.The fermentation process is well underway and providing a hop-heavenly aromatic ambiance in my basement. Will offer up another snippet when we tap the keg.Cheers!
February 2, 2016
Response from Northern Brewer
Thanks for the review! Cheers!
November 21, 2016
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Is this kit similar to Bell's Brewery HopSlam Ale?
A shopper on Mar 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: In my experience no, but as you know there are many factors that affect the flavor of beer (temperature, time, sanitation, etc). I chose to go with the minimum time for primary and secondary and the batch came out very hoppy and bitter. It was drinkable but did not resemble HopSlam much. If you give it at least 2 weeks in primary and 2-4 weeks in secondary, it may come out better than mine.
So I'm noting a trend here where the recommended liquid yeast options now specify two packs of yeast vs just one pack as it used to be. If we take the recommendation and purchase two packs of liquid yeast, does this mean no yeast starter is necessary, or, should we now prepare a 2L yeast starter (vs a 1L) because we're preparing a starter for two packs of yeast?
William W on Nov 28, 2017
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BEST ANSWER: When I made the Swig of Sunbeams recipe a few months ago, it only came with one yeast pack. I made a yeast starter which was entirely sufficient. I could see how an imperial IPA with a high alcohol content might benefit from additional yeast if you were just pitching it in dry.
Im planning to keg this recipe, what is the recommended CO2 pressure to carbonate for this style?
Wade S on Mar 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Wade I run a 6 way manifold off my tank and I have found that keeping it at 15 psi works well for both carbonating and serving (concurrently). I did this with my Hops Lamb and it was awesome. Just like the box it arrived in said it would be.
Is a yeast starter recommended for this? If so, I'll start that tonight. If not, I'll start the brew tomorrow.
Tony V on Feb 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yeast starters are strongly recommended for all beers with an o.g. greater than 1.060. So, this would benefit greatly from a starter.

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