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 219 reviews
78%
(171)
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Josh G.
Fruit Bazooooooooooka

As the title indicates, this beer was certainly fruity. It seems to taste fruitier at warmer temperatures. Recipe/Instructions were easy enough and the final product is great despite my attempts to **** it up. Definitely a guest favorite in my house

K
Kyle Z.
Filter now…thank me later

Oh boy, if only I’d been more forward thinking and filtered out the excess. Between the double dry hop addition and the yeast, my stomach needs a break. Hard to say what this beer could’ve been for me considering my opinion is tarnished after spending a weekend indoors and away from others. Probably my fault, but still…yikes.

S
Steve M.
Hazy hoppy deliciousness!! I feel like a brewing Genius!!

Very impressed with the outcome of this batch. Love the fruitiness and the overt hop presence. Probably my best 5 gallon batch yet! Still overwhelmed how great it turned out! Everyone thinks I am a brewing genius because we all can't get over how great it tastes!

G
Gary M.
Fruit Bazooka IPA

As usual, the recipe instructions were easy to follow, and the brewing process went fine. However, the final product was more of a regular IPA than a New England--fruit notes fairly subdued, and while somewhat hazy compared to typical IPA, not really NE. But it is a good tasting IPA, with a bit of haziness and fruit. While I considered giving the beer 3 stars, the quick feedback and assistance I received when I sent a question kept this a "4".

L
Lon R.
Really good NE IPA

I have actually made this one twice. The first time, my mind read what was not on the instructions. My mind read that the dry yeast was to ferment at 75-85 degrees, so I did it at a room temp hovering around 75. Even though I was out of the yeasts preferred range, it turned out OK. The second time, I used the Omega liquid yeast, again in a 75 degree room and it is much better. As I write this, I am sipping my 5 day in the bottle sample, and while it is still a bit green with a back end bitterness, I know that it will loose that bitterness as it ages, as always seems to happen.

I will be doing this one again. Gonna try it with Dried Lutra Kviek yeast.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 219 reviews
78%
(171)
16%
(35)
4%
(9)
1%
(3)
0%
(1)
J
Josh G.
Fruit Bazooooooooooka

As the title indicates, this beer was certainly fruity. It seems to taste fruitier at warmer temperatures. Recipe/Instructions were easy enough and the final product is great despite my attempts to **** it up. Definitely a guest favorite in my house

K
Kyle Z.
Filter now…thank me later

Oh boy, if only I’d been more forward thinking and filtered out the excess. Between the double dry hop addition and the yeast, my stomach needs a break. Hard to say what this beer could’ve been for me considering my opinion is tarnished after spending a weekend indoors and away from others. Probably my fault, but still…yikes.

S
Steve M.
Hazy hoppy deliciousness!! I feel like a brewing Genius!!

Very impressed with the outcome of this batch. Love the fruitiness and the overt hop presence. Probably my best 5 gallon batch yet! Still overwhelmed how great it turned out! Everyone thinks I am a brewing genius because we all can't get over how great it tastes!

G
Gary M.
Fruit Bazooka IPA

As usual, the recipe instructions were easy to follow, and the brewing process went fine. However, the final product was more of a regular IPA than a New England--fruit notes fairly subdued, and while somewhat hazy compared to typical IPA, not really NE. But it is a good tasting IPA, with a bit of haziness and fruit. While I considered giving the beer 3 stars, the quick feedback and assistance I received when I sent a question kept this a "4".

L
Lon R.
Really good NE IPA

I have actually made this one twice. The first time, my mind read what was not on the instructions. My mind read that the dry yeast was to ferment at 75-85 degrees, so I did it at a room temp hovering around 75. Even though I was out of the yeasts preferred range, it turned out OK. The second time, I used the Omega liquid yeast, again in a 75 degree room and it is much better. As I write this, I am sipping my 5 day in the bottle sample, and while it is still a bit green with a back end bitterness, I know that it will loose that bitterness as it ages, as always seems to happen.

I will be doing this one again. Gonna try it with Dried Lutra Kviek yeast.