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Arctic Slush Cryo Hop Session IPA All Grain Beer Recipe Kit

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Based on the tried and true combination of Citra and Mosaic, Arctic Slush takes these iconic hops to the next level. Utilizing the immensely popular Cryo Hops, this recipe unapologetically cranks up the flavor and aroma while maintaining only a moderate bitterness.

The base of this frosty ale lends a pronounced malt profile of clean grainy flavors with a hint of toast and a slightly noticeable dark caramel note, while the Cryo hops impart monolithic essences of citrus, pine, tropical fruit, and floral notes. Its modest alcohol character makes Arctic Slush the perfect beer to pair with any meal, or another pint.

Brewing Notes

  • Style: IPA
  • Fermentation Range: 60-72F
  • Original Gravity: 1.051
  • SRM: 9
  • IBUs: 50
  • ABV: 5.0%

Tasting Notes

  • Aroma: Faint toast and slight caramel malt aromas lay in the background as dominant citrus and tropical fruits and slightly herbal and piney hop aromas take center stage.
    • Appearance: Deep gold to light amber color with a fluffy white foam head. Good clarity. 
    • Flavor: High hop flavors of mango, grapefruit, stone fruits, berries and faint herbal pine are balanced by just enough malt richness with undertones of lightly toasted bread and a caramel and toffee-like character. Moderate bitterness. 
    • Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-light in body with a slightly creamy texture. Medium to medium-high carbonation with no hop astringency. 

    Brad’s Notes:

    “As has been proven over and over again, the combination of Mosaic and Citra hops is a real winner. To take this recipe to the next level, gone are the traditional hops, and substituted with Cryo Hops! Due to their high lupulin content, the amount of aromatic and flavorful hop oils imparted into this beer is through the roof. Utilizing only one hop addition in the boil, the Cryo hops ensure that the bitterness levels are appropriate for the style, while the elevated oil content provides huge hop character with only a modest amount of hop pellets.

    The relatively low starting gravity makes for an easy drinking beer, while (in the case of the all-grain version), the slightly elevated mash temperature ensures that the resulting beer still retains some body as to not be too thin and watery.”

    Additional information

    SKU B11573
    Beer Color Amber
    Original Gravity


    Total Time to Make 6 weeks
    Regional Style USA
    Alcohol Content Low
    Yield 5 Gallons
    Beer Style IPA
    Fermentation Type Ale
    Beer Recipe Kit Instructions Click here for recipe kit instructions

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 8 reviews
    Really good

    Really good taste and hop aroma

    Meh, it's ok. Wouldn't order again.

    Not bad, not great. Extremely hoppy. Anymore and it would be undrinkable. Super hazy

    Disappointed in final product

    I brewed this over 2 1/2 weeks ago. I did NOT choose to add the OPTIONAL 2nd batch of hops. I kegged in last night and also took a sample. FG was around 1.010. Fermentation temps were between 66-70 degrees. The end result, at least in the sample, was not all that great with a very good possibility it will be dumped as I take great pride in serving up good home brews. Since this was a free promotional product, it isn't a financial loss per say. However, it does confirm that I am no longer a kit brewer any more as my recipes turn out much better than a kit. Other reviews praised this kit and while I don't think it was anything I did in the brewing process, I cannot 100% rule it out. So, my rating is based on my experience. I would suggest trying out the kit as the aroma from the wort was fantastic. Also, maybe that 2nd addition of OPTIONAL hops should be mandatory rather than optional. If the other reviewers all did the 2nd addition, then that is where the difference would be

    Great beer.

    Brewing this beer used a new process for me since the high alpha Mosaic Cryo hops (25.6%) & Citra Cryo hops (24.5%) were not added until the last 5 minutes of the boil. It also included dry hopping with the same high alpha hops. It turned out to have a pronounced hop flavor and aroma without being overly bitter. Well balanced & very drinkable beer. I will definitely brew this one again. Highly recommend it.

    Awesome session

    As good of session IPA you cand find, aroma amazing

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