Fruit Bazooka New England IPA Extract Beer Recipe Kit

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As you may have noticed, these days haze is all the craze in the IPA world. After many, many test batches we are proud to present our version of this juicy style - Fruit Bazooka NE IPA. Only mildly bitter, the hop charges in this beer recipe kit create a blast of in-your-face flavors ranging from ripe mango, orchard fruits, melon, lime and passion fruit to subtle pine and floral notes. Fruit Bazooka is perfectly hazy thanks to the use of flaked oats, wheat malt, massive dry hopping, and a relatively non-flocculent yeast strain. The name itself was suggested by a homebrewer who witnessed our first tasting notes. And as it implies, this brew is bursting with an intense payload of citrus and tropical fruitiness.

Brewing Notes:

  • Style: NE IPA
  • Fermentation Range: 75-80F
  • OG: 1.064
  • SRM: 4
  • IBUs: 50
  • ABV: 6.7%
Tasting Notes:
  • Aroma:Prominent fruit aromas of ripe tropical fruits, citrus and pineapple. Clean pilsner malt character.
  • Appearance:Light golden color with considerable haze. Firm white foam cap with good persistence.
  • Flavor:Reminiscent of a tropical fruit salad. Mango, peach, passionfruit and pineapple flavors with low pine and floral notes. Low to moderate bitterness. Clean pilsner malt background flavor.
  • Mouthfeel:Medium body with noticeable creaminess. Smooth, long, silky finish.
  • Overall Impression:Very hop-forward, but relatively low bitterness for an IPA. A medley of fruit flavors dominates the beer, while the soft pilsner malt quietly sits in the background. Very easy drinking for an ale of such strength.

 

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SKU

B11490

Beer Color Light
Original Gravity

1.064

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

Notes from Brad, Northern Brewer Development Brewer:

"This recipe is the result of many test brews utilizing all sorts of techniques to achieve a well balanced NE style IPA. In order to maximize hop flavor while keeping bitterness restrained, you will find that there are actually no boil hop additions in this kit. Instead, all of the hops are added after the boil and allowed to steep (whirlpool) for 20 minutes and then followed up with two separate dry hop additions. This serves to get the hop oils into the wort for great flavor and aroma, and the limited steep time only lets a relatively small amount of the total alpha acids to isomerize to create moderate bitterness. Because the yeast strain is a very important driver of flavor and appearance, we are only offering this recipe kit with two very similar liquid yeast strains. The low flocculation of this strain will help create the haze this style is known for, while also creating flavors of pineapple, mango, and tropical fruits to accentuate the hops. If you really want to use a dry yeast strain, choose a relatively clean fermenting and lower flocculating strain and ferment on the high end of the temperature range to encourage increased ester production.

Customer Reviews

Based on 210 reviews
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Ted S.
A Very Good and Fun Brew

I'm a brand new brewer (Spring 2021) This (Fruit Bazooka New England IPA) was my second brew attempt since then. While my first batch (Fresh Squished IPA) went well, I was much more pleased with the flavor and body of this recipe. Very bold and flavorful without the bitters normally associated with most IPAs. I chose the LalBrew® New England Dry Yeast for its described "ability to produce a unique fruit forward ester profile desired in East Coast styles of beer", and was not disappointed. I will definitely be brewing up another batch of this recipe when I get back from Florida next Spring.

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Liana K.
Fruit Bazooka

This turned out more like an American IPA for me (more dark, less haze). Good flavor, but I expected something a bit lighter in color with more fruit notes coming in. I will probably try to brew it again, and maybe let it ferment longer before adding in the dry hops.

J
JHR
Fruit Bazooka

Not as fruity and hoppy and hyped. Frankly, taste was good-hum.

R
Robin W.
Decent IPA, not that hazy, oxidized fast

I brewed this with Voss Kveik, which is a popular choice for many hazy IPAs. Fermentation was great, done in just two days. I was worried about the beer oxidizing, since hazys are notorious for turning dark quickly. I followed some tips from forums, including leaving very little headspace in the bottles, but the beer was still fairly dark after a week of carbonating. May be better for legging.

Flavor wise it is pretty good, though not that different from several other IPA kits I’ve made from NB. I might try one more, but in general not worth the extra cost to get a hazy IPA kit versus something less fancy easier.

M
Michael P.
Fruit Bazooka NEIPA

A nice beer - tropical and hoppy, but smooth finish. I would have preferred more haziness in final product, but overall a very good product!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 210 reviews
78%
(164)
16%
(34)
4%
(8)
1%
(3)
0%
(1)
T
Ted S.
A Very Good and Fun Brew

I'm a brand new brewer (Spring 2021) This (Fruit Bazooka New England IPA) was my second brew attempt since then. While my first batch (Fresh Squished IPA) went well, I was much more pleased with the flavor and body of this recipe. Very bold and flavorful without the bitters normally associated with most IPAs. I chose the LalBrew® New England Dry Yeast for its described "ability to produce a unique fruit forward ester profile desired in East Coast styles of beer", and was not disappointed. I will definitely be brewing up another batch of this recipe when I get back from Florida next Spring.

L
Liana K.
Fruit Bazooka

This turned out more like an American IPA for me (more dark, less haze). Good flavor, but I expected something a bit lighter in color with more fruit notes coming in. I will probably try to brew it again, and maybe let it ferment longer before adding in the dry hops.

J
JHR
Fruit Bazooka

Not as fruity and hoppy and hyped. Frankly, taste was good-hum.

R
Robin W.
Decent IPA, not that hazy, oxidized fast

I brewed this with Voss Kveik, which is a popular choice for many hazy IPAs. Fermentation was great, done in just two days. I was worried about the beer oxidizing, since hazys are notorious for turning dark quickly. I followed some tips from forums, including leaving very little headspace in the bottles, but the beer was still fairly dark after a week of carbonating. May be better for legging.

Flavor wise it is pretty good, though not that different from several other IPA kits I’ve made from NB. I might try one more, but in general not worth the extra cost to get a hazy IPA kit versus something less fancy easier.

M
Michael P.
Fruit Bazooka NEIPA

A nice beer - tropical and hoppy, but smooth finish. I would have preferred more haziness in final product, but overall a very good product!