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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.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Hops Lamb Imperial IPA All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1089 Total Time to Make 8 weeks
- 4.6 / 5.07 ReviewsPretty closeMade a 2L starter with 001. Adjusted water profile for a typical hoppy ale.
SG was 1.092
FG was 1.013
The only adjust I made was a hop addition. I pushed the 1oz of amarillo to 30 mins since i wanted to bump up my IBUs closer to 70. ( 1 of the 3 ozs at flameout)
End result was pretty close to spot on. Color, bitterness, aroma. The only noticeable difference as I had both side by side was bells was maybe a bit dryer and mine was a little smoother and a touch sweeter. But it was pretty minimal. I'll add a photo of them both of it comes through. Northern Brewers kit and actual bells hopslam in a glass.
I would definitely make it again.NB kit vs bellsFebruary 26, 2017Purchased
9 months agoOne of the best.This beer is everything it promised to be. It is extremely hoppy, clean and crisp. I used wyeast-1217-west-coast-ipa-yeast which worked perfectly. I got right at 11% ABV. It has a golden/orange tint with great citrus tones. Also it's somewhere between clear and slightly hazy.February 13, 2017Not the original but very goodJust finished my first brew after following directions to a tee. Did a 1L starter of WL Cali Ale, and I am very pleased. Price is still a little steep, but considering what a case of HS costs, I'm happy with the outcome. Would def brew again!!June 27, 2016nice honeyMade a 1/2 gallon starter with the wlp001 , my gravity came in at 1.092 , 2 weeks today in the bottle and i think 1 more week should do it , but the two i had today were great , nice honey kiss with a great hop tasteApril 23, 2016Excellent Kit and BeerI brewed this kit a month ago and had my first pint last night. It is fantastic. Moderate Hoppy aroma, with kick-in-the-teeth hoppy flavor. My batch came out to 9.25% ABV. I didn't have time to make a starter, so ended up using 4 packets of WLP001 which worked out fine, but was pricey, so I'd definitely go with a starter next time - and I will be brewing this again.March 29, 2016Another "Dead Ringer"Wow! This was right on. Two weeks in primary, three weeks in secondary, 10 % ABV. Awesome brew.May 11, 2016Not too sureFollowed the recipe to a tee and it just came out like crap. Not sure what happened. Been bottled for going on 4 weeks and for some reason its not carbonating, which at this point is ok. Has a funky taste to it. Will probably try something else next time.May 14, 2016
- Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 17 answersDoes this kit come with the honey?BEST ANSWER: I don't recall receiving honey (2 lbs) with this kit? I waited to have more experience with my brew system and big beers, and I was happy to pick up some local honey at our nearby country corrner store (Sperryville, VA).
Looking forward to brew March '17
CTReally? @ packs of yeast are recommended? Would have been nice to know prior to starting this batch. No wonder its not carbonating.BEST ANSWER: 2 packages of yeast are most likely recommended because this is a higher-gravity beer kit. Your other option would be to make a yeast starter. If your FG is close to where it should be the yeast did its job. With a high ABV and high hopping rate it may just need more time if you are trying to bottle condition.How does this kit compare to the Cascade Mountains Imperial IPA kit? Anyone brewed both?BEST ANSWER: Quite similar actually. The hops lamb has the same citrus and fruit hop character but also has stronger stone fruit and floral/earthy hop notes. Also a slightly more complicated malt back bone and earthy clover honey for increased complexity. The cascade is classic west coast, the hops lamb is no coast/midwest so a little more malt and increased complexity in this Honey IPA.What is the total brew time?BEST ANSWER: Hello,
The total brew time is dependent on your brewing system, and how efficient you are at running your system. The mash will take about 1 hour, sparge will be anywhere from 10 minutes-1 hour depending on your sparging technique, and then the boil will take 1 hour. Then chilling the wort will take 10-30 minutes depending on they type of wort chiller you use. The total fermentation time is about 8 weeks, 1-2 weeks in primary, 2-4 weeks in secondary, and 1-2 weeks bottle conditioning. I hope that this helps!What is the assumed efficiency of this beer. Plugging this into my software doesn't put this batch at the 10 percent claimed. Also wondering, do you get two packs of yeast with this? 1 pack is going to have the hell stressed out of it.BEST ANSWER: Hello Jeffrey,
The expected extraction efficiency of this beer is 75% +- 1 or 2 depending on your set up. Two packs of yeast are not included, but they can/should be ordered unless you are planning on doing a yeast starter. I hope that this helps, let me know if you have any further questions!
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