Cascade Mountains West Coast Imperial IPA All Grain Beer Recipe Kit
Imperial IPA used to essentially mean a doubling of everything in a recipe dating from the time when kings and emperors would receive a brewer best efforts as tribute. In modern times, early efforts at west coast brewing powerhouses such as Stone, Rogue, and Blind Pig often did take that simple of an approach: start with a basic IPA, and make it times two. Over time, themes and variations came about that tweaked the formula. Preference shifted away from malt-dominators, towards a leaner, crisper, less sweet-finishing beer. The hopping regime also shifted from simply more hops at more times to later and later in the boil, spilling over heavily into the dry hop. The end result is a hop-dominated, high-alcohol beer that threatens yearly hop supplies with it obsession over the richest oils and aromatics.
Packed with 10 ounces of hops, this IIPA recipe kit will push the limits of your senses, while a generous dose of sugar helps to dry out the finish for a deceptively easy drinking beer.
Due to the high starting gravity of this kit, we recommend pitching multiple packs of yeast or preparing a yeast starter for best results.
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|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
I’ve modified my system and next time I make this I’ll be eliminating the hop spider so I can get better utilization. This will be a regular brew for me! BTW, finished at 10.25 ABV 😋
All went well I substituted homegrown Centennials for bittering and that produced a higher IBU but other than that mash was nice and conditioning proved itself allowing me to enjoy a very good Imperial IPA. The kit is great, defiantly will order on a regular basis
The beer was a good recipe and had no issues brewing it. It has been conditioning now for 2 weeks and when I ‘tested’ a bottle it has been great. I can’t wait to taste after a month. Will get this again to check for my consistency in process.
Enjoying this IPA quite a bit. I hit a challenge with my mash so had a lower ABV, but still excellent! My first dry hop, but instructions were clear and I would definitely do this one again. Cold crash overnight helped a ton with clarifying.