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Pirate's Plunder India Dark Ale Extract Kit

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It is said that the sun never set on the British Empire. But at midnight on the high seas, it mattered not. Merchant ships of the mighty empire, laden with treasures from the East Indies, sailed at their own peril - rich quarry for the plundering pirates who ruled the waves.

Rooted in the rich tradition of India Pale Ales, our recipe is kissed with malt as dark as the sea on a moonless night, for a dark and hoppy marriage made in homebrew heaven. A gentle bitterness sets the initial tone. Next comes opulent notes of rich malt, followed by boastful American hops with resinous tea-leaf undertones. Bergamot, pine, grapefruit, and a hint of chocolate complete the hop-heavy finish, yielding an ale that’s definitely worth plundering for.

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As shrewd as any British trader, the pirate barons courted silks and spices to trade on the blackmarket. Gold and silver to line their coffers - and one treasure they valued above all else – the legendary ales brewed in Britain to withstand the long voyage to India. Rum was seafarer’s swill next to a hogshead of India Ale!

Rooted in the rich tradition of India Pale Ales, our recipe is kissed with malt as dark as the sea on a moonless night, for a dark and hoppy marriage made in homebrew heaven. A gentle bitterness sets the initial tone. Next comes opulent notes of rich malt, followed by boastful American hops with resinous tea-leaf undertones. Bergamot, pine, grapefruit, and a hint of chocolate complete the hop-heavy finish, yielding an ale that’s definitely worth plundering for.

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Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Pirate's Plunder India Dark Ale Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1064
Total Time to Make6 weeks
Reviews
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This is a favorite. Chocolaty taste to begin with slightly bitter with a nice clean hoppy finish. The keg won't last long. I used fast pitch with omega yeast. I had this beer in the primary and secondary for a combined 4 weeks and force carbonated at 30 psi for 36 hours and loved the results.
March 20, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Brewing right now. In secondary
Brewing right now. In secondary fermenter. Looks and smells great
October 1, 2016
The Best so far
I have brewed several kits from Northern Brewer. I enjoy every minute of it, since this serious hobby is far from my long time profession. This is by far my favorite brew kit. I love the hoppy-ness and the dark malt flavor it exhibits. I will definitely make this kit again. Might try to experiment and add a little more dry hopping later in the racking process.
May 10, 2016
Awesome
I made this extract kit with the toasted coconut as mentioned in another comment. I used the 4 oz in boil and 4 oz soaked in rum for secondary. It is so good that I bought another bag of coconut for the other batch of Pirates Plunder I have on the shelf. Don't know if I can brew this without the coconut again.
February 17, 2016
Not bad
I bought this on a special discount deal, I am a sucker for them.I split this batch up, following the recipe for half, and then the other being creative. I weighed out 2 ounces of oak chips and covered them up in Myers Coconut Rum. Then added the concoction to the secondary when I dry hopped the other. The pirates plunder is ok I liked it, not really loved it, but it's ok and drinkable. To me its like a stout with a light hop taste and smell to it. You get the roasty and the coffee then some hops. The other half I played with I was afraid (as I always am when I play with a recipe) it would be undrinkable, but it is really good. The color is very dark, the flavors are of a stout with a complex taste of rum, coconut, and oak. It's a nice recipe to play with.
February 23, 2015
... amazing
I did what another reviewer mentioned they did... which was put ~2 lbs of toasted coconut into the boil which I also poured into primary. I've gone off the reservation and made my own beers before and they've been great - but this kit with toasted coconut made one of the best beers I've ever had. It's incredibly smooth, easy to drink, and plenty of dark flavor. I also agree with the sentiment that this is pretty close to a porter.
September 24, 2014
Excellent
Easy to brew, easy to drink. Beautifully dark with a surprisingly bright taste.
June 25, 2014
Delicious
Bought this kit to try something different than the Black IPA kit I brewed last winter. It is not as hop forward as I was hoping for but it really turned out to be a delicious, well balanced beer. OG was 1.060 and only got down to 1.018 so it turned out a bit lower gravity than anticipated. Also, the Nocturnal blend did not all fit in the muslin bag that came with the kit. I realized this after I started pouring them into the first bag but thankfully had extra bags on hand so I split it into two bags to steep.
March 24, 2014
Caribou Slobber on steriods
Pretty good beer. Honestly, it reminds me a lot of the last NB beer I brewed-- the Caribou Slobber-- but on steriods. More malt, more hop, more alcohol. I've had it in the keg for about nine days after a 31 day primary/dry hop secondary. It was definitely a little green the first week or so in the keg (as is to be expected-- total advertised time if you bottle is 4-6 weeks), but it is improving daily. At this point, it's good enough that I would call it done, but I'm thinking it will continue to develop for maybe another week. If I did it again (not sure I will-- too many fish in the sea, pardon the pun), I would only dry hop for five to seven days instead of the recommended 7-14. I think that would help reduce the green flavor I got initially and perhaps provide a dryer IPA flavor. Also, I didn't expect the 6.2 ABV. Whereas the Caribou Slobber was an easy session beer, this beer packs much more of a punch. It's still an easy drinker-- the alcohol is very well hidden-- but if you're not careful this one will sneak up on you...
February 26, 2014
Great beer
I bought this kit and decided to add toasted coconut soaked in dark rum to try as a true pirate style rum. I bought some unsweetened coconut and toasted in the oven. Added about 4 oz in with the grains and soaked the remaining 12 oz in black seal rum to add to secondary. Try a sip as I was bottling and could really taste the coconut and rum. At 2 weeks after bottling tried one and thought the rum was a little over powering. Decided to try again after 3 weeks and quite pleased with how it mellowed out. I really like the way it came out and will definitely brew again!!
January 10, 2014
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