Dead Ringer® IPA All Grain Beer Recipe Kit

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Dead Ringer® is an homage to a benchmark of the American IPA style that's brewed in Michigan. 

Dead Ringer® is a larger-than-life American IPA beer kit with a hop aroma so thick you can almost see it. American base malt and crystal malt create the big body and supporting grainy sweetness, while charge after charge of 100% Centennial hops deliver pronounced bitterness with a dominant citrus aroma and flavor. In the glass you get a pale amber color, hop intensity and malt density - substance with the soul of a session beer. This IPA recipe kit has been a customer favorite for a decade.

Due to the high starting gravity of this kit, we recommend pitching multiple packs of yeast or preparing a yeast starter for best results.

Brewing Notes:

  • Style: American IPA
  • Fermentation Range: 65-70°F
  • Original Gravity: 1.064
  • SRM: 9.5
  • IBU: 70
  • ABV: 6.2%

Tasting Notes:

  • Aroma: Moderate malt aroma consisting of fresh bread and medium sweet caramel. Medium-high hop presence of citrus and floral notes.
  • Appearance: Orange hue with a bright white persistent foam cap. Slightly cloudy from dry hopping.
  • Flavor: Rich maltiness with a moderate caramel flavor. Medium-high bitterness with citrus, floral and slightly earthy notes.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate creaminess and medium carbonation leaving a smooth finish.

 

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Additional information

SKU

1534

Beer Color Amber
Original Gravity

1064

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

Notes from Brad, Northern Brewer Head Brewer:

"Dead Ringer is our way of paying tribute to one of the most iconic IPAs in America. In the upper Midwest (and many other parts of the country), this beer is a mainstay of aficionados. A simple malt bill and hearty doses of Centennial creates magic with only 2 malts and 1 hop variety. The resulting product is awash in hop aroma, while not overpowering the malt component. Aromas of citrus fruits and floral notes dominate, while the rich malt character in the background offers a perfectly balanced pint.

This recipe does come with a relatively high gravity, so be sure to pitch enough yeast to ensure fermentation health. One pack of Omega or Imperial should do the trick, but to be sure, a yeast starter or multiple packs of yeast is recommended. Try to keep the temperature in the lower range of recommendations (65°F is perfect!) to ensure that your batch has the cleanest possible flavor without producing too many esters. When finished and carbonated, share with another and there will be two hearts with ample joy!"

Customer Reviews

Based on 171 reviews
87%
(148)
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TG
Excellent recipe.

A great kit. Just follow the recipe and it's exactly what it should be. Not too bitter, not too wimpy. Even the ladies like it. All around, a fantastic brew to have on hand. Use this kit as a base and go from there if you desire, but I like it as is.

D
David K.
My favorite

Great kit. Tastes great every time.

M
Matt H.
Dead Ringer Recipe and Kit

Just throwing this out there.. I have dont the Two Hearted clone recipe from both Northern Brewer and More Beer. This is a favored beer from my favorite beer drinker. My wife said that the Dead Ringer recipe is right on.... The only problem we had we the keg only lasted a week.

This is a fantastic recipe and the kit came spot on. Will definitely make this beer again.

T
Tom S.
Outstanding

Definitely the best IPA 🍺 I’ve brewed. Well balanced between malt and hops.

B
Bill H.
Great Clone Recipe!

I brewed this a few weeks ago, and just now tried it, comparing it side by side with the popular commercial beer it's intended to replicate. Overall, the results were really good. I had two noticeable differences that made it easy to differentiate the two samples. First was color. This kit yielded a paler, more yellow beer than the original. Next time I might add a little extra 40L caramel to see if that makes the beer a little darker. The second difference was in taste, with the original being more malty and perhaps a bit sweeter. That said, I did water adjustments to make my water suitable for a more balanced beer, and perhaps should have aimed for a water that was designed to produce a malty beer. Next time. This beer is really good, and I will almost certainly make it again next year.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 171 reviews
87%
(148)
8%
(14)
4%
(7)
0%
(0)
1%
(2)
T
TG
Excellent recipe.

A great kit. Just follow the recipe and it's exactly what it should be. Not too bitter, not too wimpy. Even the ladies like it. All around, a fantastic brew to have on hand. Use this kit as a base and go from there if you desire, but I like it as is.

D
David K.
My favorite

Great kit. Tastes great every time.

M
Matt H.
Dead Ringer Recipe and Kit

Just throwing this out there.. I have dont the Two Hearted clone recipe from both Northern Brewer and More Beer. This is a favored beer from my favorite beer drinker. My wife said that the Dead Ringer recipe is right on.... The only problem we had we the keg only lasted a week.

This is a fantastic recipe and the kit came spot on. Will definitely make this beer again.

T
Tom S.
Outstanding

Definitely the best IPA 🍺 I’ve brewed. Well balanced between malt and hops.

B
Bill H.
Great Clone Recipe!

I brewed this a few weeks ago, and just now tried it, comparing it side by side with the popular commercial beer it's intended to replicate. Overall, the results were really good. I had two noticeable differences that made it easy to differentiate the two samples. First was color. This kit yielded a paler, more yellow beer than the original. Next time I might add a little extra 40L caramel to see if that makes the beer a little darker. The second difference was in taste, with the original being more malty and perhaps a bit sweeter. That said, I did water adjustments to make my water suitable for a more balanced beer, and perhaps should have aimed for a water that was designed to produce a malty beer. Next time. This beer is really good, and I will almost certainly make it again next year.