Ferocious IPA All Grain Beer Recipe Kit
If you can handle a huge hop slap in the face, then pour a pint of our Ferocious IPA. Crafted in honor of a massively popular IPA of the upper Midwest, this brash IPA uses 6 ounces of awesome hops for a bold brew that's barely balanced by a backdrop of toasty, caramel-y malt. It's a fizzy yellow beer drinkers worst nightmare, a hophead's dream, and a smooth full bodied brew so full of flavor you'll wish you'd have brewed more!
- Style: American IPA
- Fermentation Range: 65-70F
- Original Gravity: 1.065
- SRM: 11
- IBUs: 75
- ABV: 6.4%
- Aroma: Decidedly hop-forward with aromas of earthy pine, floral notes, and undertones of tropical stone fruit and slight citrus. Clean malt aroma with faint toast and caramel.
- Appearance: Amber color with ruby mahogany highlights with a slight dry-hopped haze. Firm and persistent off white to tan foam head.
- Flavor: High bitterness with piney, resinous, dark fruit and citrus hop flavors. Slightly toasty yet clean malt profile with low light caramel sweetness and a barely perceptible roast character.
- Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate creaminess and a soft feel on the palate. No astringency. Low alcohol warmth.
“Yep, we did it again, another IPA. This time around we present a recipe modeled after a massively popular IPA brewed in the upper Midwest, and this is no ordinary hop bomb one-trick pony. Ferocious IPA is very well balanced between unmistakeable malt richness and undeniable hop presence. The groundwork of highly flavorful base malts provide deep, delicious malt notes of fresh crusty bread, while modest doses of crystal malt and light roasted barley provide this recipe’s complex malt depth and characteristic red-amber color. With a simple early hop addition for bracing bitterness, the end of the boil is where all the magic happens. A combination of Simcoe and Amarillo® hops are employed over the last 15 minutes of the boil to boost flavor with notes of resinous pine, fresh flowers, citrus fruit and a faint tropical fruit subtlety. All of this magic is then capped off with yet more Simcoe and Amarillo® in the dry hop, but also features the special guest Ahtanum to bolster the aroma with wafts of intense grapefruit citrus. Dive into a pint of Ferocious and join us up in the Bold North.”
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Ferocious IPA All Grain Beer Recipe Kit
Ferocious is aptly named. Mine came out with a 7.7% ABV and plenty of rich malty flavor. Six ounces of pretty high IBU hops are used giving a balanced quantity of bitterness and hop flavor. I've had three beers from this batch so far and look forward to having another one tonight. Delicious! Being such a heavy brew, I can only see it getting better with age. I would put Ferocious in the American Strong Ale category similar to the Arrogant Bastard by Stone.
This IPA tastes more like a double (perhaps it is) with nice malt balance for the strong hop bitterness. Very nice beer.
It is creamy as stated in the notes, but the ferocious part does not come through as strong as the name suggests. Definitely drinkable and decent brew...but doesn’t pack the punch that the recipe suggests. So a 3/5 in my opinion ... I have no intention of purchasing this one again... just not a “wow” as I expected... so it does not meet a repeat in my opinion.
The kit was perfect...all of the ingredients were fresh and in the right proportions and the directions were easy to follow. Brew day was a treat and it was great to have my home brew house cooking again during the pandemic. Primary fermentation went great, and dry hopping in the secondary really gave this IPA a great aroma. Everything about this IPA screamed awesome as I kegged it and put the CO2 on. I just tapped it and enjoyed my first glass and I have to admit, I was very surprised by how much of an impact the small addition of Roasted Barley has on the flavor. It is not subtle and almost reminds me of my Scotch Ale...except for the hops. The hop profile on this beer is awesome...it smells and tastes great! But I think the influence of the roasted barley is just too pronounced for me to rank this beer high on the IPA scale. Not so bad that I won't enjoy drinking it however!