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|
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.
Over hoped to bitter I followed the recipe I was hoping for sweeter fo a imperial maybe with age I cold crashed in for 2 weeks than kedged it
Hit all the numbers great kit, didn’t use the summit hops only cascade...great beer.
This is an intense Imperial IPA. I don'd think it could be better designed. Be aware that it is an IPA (i.e. imperial IPA) in every sense. Cascade Mountains is a very appropriate name. Cascade hops, and the implied high attitude pine trees are evident. Very piney. Lots of alcohol. Maybe a bit less malt characteristic than described, due to big hop profile. Your are diffidently missing out if you don't try this one. If you're not an IPA person brew it for some one that is. I followed NB's all grain instructions for this beer and after tasting the results wouldn't change a thing. Cascade hops are way underestimated. Peace.