Dead Ringer® IPA Extract Beer Recipe Kit

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Dead Ringer® is a larger-than-life American IPA beer recipe 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, these ingredients combine to give you a pale amber color, hop intensity and malt density--substance with the soul of a sessionable craft beer.

This IPA recipe kit has been a customer favorite for a decade. Dead Ringer® is an homage to a legendary American IPA style that's brewed in Michigan. And according to countless homebrewers, it's dead on.

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

1530

Beer Color Amber
Original Gravity

1.064

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 627 reviews
83%
(519)
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Customer
dead ringer

Hello the brew was good but was a little more bitter than my old recipe I used a different brand of centennial hops and my old recipe was also just a little sweeter flavor..it could be the different brand of hops thanks JIM

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Robert Y.
Bitchin' ale!

I haven't brewed my most recent purchase of this recipe yet, but I can tell you about the last one, just over a year ago. I added 2 lb. honey near the end of the boil, which boosted the O.G. to 1.076. Used the Safale US-05 dry yeast. Ten days in primary followed by about five weeks in secondary fermenter yielded a F.G. of 1.014, for an estimated ABV of 8.14%. Funny, I don't seem to remember much about the flavor, mouthfeel, etc. My girlfriend left it strictly alone (she prefers milder brews), but I ordered it again!. More for me!

S
Steven S.
"Dead Ringer" Was a Dead Ringer

Recipe kits usually aren't my cup of (fermented malt) tea. But for home brewers looking to replicate a certain favorite IPA from a well-known brewery that will remain nameless, the "Dead Ringer" kit produces an ale that is faithful to the original. Possibly a bit more malty, and with a slight subtraction of IBU's, but as close to a pleasing clone as you can get.

D
David K.
Dead ringer is the bomb

First, the kit, ingredients, and instructions were top notch.
I have found that NB is my go-to for easy beers that turn out every time.

S
Scott G.
Hey, it's a regular dead man's party in a bottle!

What a tasty IPA. I don't know what else to say.

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Dead Ringer® IPA Extract Beer Recipe Kit

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Customer Reviews

Based on 627 reviews
83%
(519)
12%
(74)
4%
(27)
1%
(5)
0%
(2)
C
Customer
dead ringer

Hello the brew was good but was a little more bitter than my old recipe I used a different brand of centennial hops and my old recipe was also just a little sweeter flavor..it could be the different brand of hops thanks JIM

R
Robert Y.
Bitchin' ale!

I haven't brewed my most recent purchase of this recipe yet, but I can tell you about the last one, just over a year ago. I added 2 lb. honey near the end of the boil, which boosted the O.G. to 1.076. Used the Safale US-05 dry yeast. Ten days in primary followed by about five weeks in secondary fermenter yielded a F.G. of 1.014, for an estimated ABV of 8.14%. Funny, I don't seem to remember much about the flavor, mouthfeel, etc. My girlfriend left it strictly alone (she prefers milder brews), but I ordered it again!. More for me!

S
Steven S.
"Dead Ringer" Was a Dead Ringer

Recipe kits usually aren't my cup of (fermented malt) tea. But for home brewers looking to replicate a certain favorite IPA from a well-known brewery that will remain nameless, the "Dead Ringer" kit produces an ale that is faithful to the original. Possibly a bit more malty, and with a slight subtraction of IBU's, but as close to a pleasing clone as you can get.

D
David K.
Dead ringer is the bomb

First, the kit, ingredients, and instructions were top notch.
I have found that NB is my go-to for easy beers that turn out every time.

S
Scott G.
Hey, it's a regular dead man's party in a bottle!

What a tasty IPA. I don't know what else to say.