Conundrum Session IPA Extract Beer Recipe Kit
Hop Heads listen up, because we've got a perplexing Conundrum for you. An abundance of alluring hop aromas, fresh, in your face hop flavor, and a bracing bitterness that bombastically screams IPA. Though it isn't. Clocking in with an OG of 1.045, it's session strength, barely in Pale Ale territory, but the hops are so present you swear you were drinking a big IPA.
Hop bursting squeezes maximum flavor into every IBU, and the low gravity makes the hops pop. A lean, clean malt bill puts the balance squarely on the bitterness, with a dry finish that steps aside to let Simcoe, Amarillo®, Centennial, and Crystal create a bountiful bouquet of citrusy, piney, and floral notes. The result is intense hoppy flavor and aroma you can enjoy All Day long.
So good, this IPA beer kit just may become your new Go To hop bomb.
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|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||American Pale Ale/Cream Ale,IPA|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
This lower alcohol IPA is extremely good. I love the floral and grapefruit after taste. One of my favorites.
The kit, as with all Northern Brewer kits, was five star excellent, and the brewing process was super simple. However, the beer it made is just okay...two or three stars. It should be really good with the Centennial, Amarillo, Crystal and Simcoe hops that are used. That's usually a great combination.
If you like a lightly hopped sessions beer, Conundrum might be your choice, but I won't be ordering it again. NB's Teeny Behemoth is a far better sessions.
This is a go-too summer beer (and its always summer somewhere) for me. I've brewed 4-5 times by now and its very easy, very predictable . I pitch with a starter in exponential growth phase at <62F. It always gets down to SG=1.010.
I do dry hop for 2 weeks to ensure a potent hoppiness (given the recipe) before kegging. For the price its one of the best values on NB
good taste but i bit light on the hoppy side. i only dry hopped for two days. i will try longer the next time around.
This is the third time I have brewed this beer and won't be the last, it will be a staple in my kegerator. I use two stage fermentation and rack the beer between steps. It comes out very clear with a crisp, fairly light flavor with plenty of hop character. A favorite with my friends.
I would rank it right up there with Founders All Day IPA and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, two of the all time greats.