Hazy Eights Double NE IPA Extract Beer Recipe Kit
New England IPAs have certainly gained traction as a mainstay of the craft beer scene. The hazy light color and massive amount of late-addition hops create a delicious beer oozing with hop flavor and aroma. Now, it’s time up up the ante, and this deck is stacked. Eight unique ingredients, just over eight percent ABV and bursting with massive flavors and aromas of tangerine, orange, pineapple, mango, slightly resinous pine and sweet hard candy makes Hazy Eights an unbeatable play.
- Style: Double NE IPA
- Fermentation Range: 64-74F
- Original Gravity: 1.078
- SRM: 4
- IBUs: 53
- ABV: 8.3%
- Aroma: Faint bready malt notes overshadowed by hop aromas of citrus, tropical fruit, pear and subdued resinous pine.
- Appearance: Medium to bright orange color with significant haziness. Tight bright white foam head with lasting stability.
- Flavor: Medium-low soft malt flavors of fresh multi-grain bread play a secondary role to huge hop and yeast derived flavors of orange, mango, pineapple. Moderate bitterness is well balanced by the slightly sweet malt flavors that linger upon swallowing.
- Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium-high creaminess and mouthfeel. Very smooth and soft on the palate with a silky finish.
Brewmaster Brad’s Notes:
“Now that the New England IPA style is around to stay, there is but one way to go with it - make it stronger! Loosely based on our popular Fruit Bazooka NE IPA kit, Hazy Eights Double NE IPA is a real ass-kicker. The combination of Amarillo and El Dorado provides a spectrum of citrus and tropical fruit flavors, while the modest dose of Idaho #7 hops rounds out the fruity flavor profile and adds a little resinous pine note to make things even more interesting. Brewed with the lightest malts around and a slug of simple corn sugar, this beer will maintain as light of a color as possible, while still fermenting to over 8% ABV. Despite the simple sugar addition, oats and wheat malt help to maintain a smooth, creamy body and create a tight, dense and lasting foam head.”
|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Due to the high starting gravity of this kit, we recommend pitching multiple packs of yeast or preparing a yeast starter for best results. Click here for more info.
This will be a staple of mine. If you really love a good NE IPA this ticks all the boxes. Crisp enjoyable with the perfect amount of fruit.
Absolutely loved it! I'm a huge fan of NEIPAs, and this came out as good as any I've had. Instructions were easy, and the results were great. Be prepared for a VERY active primary fermentation! Use a blow off tube, forget the airlock, it will only blow the stopper off your carboy! The only thing I would change is I would not switch to secondary fermentation next time. I ended up letting my batch get a little oxygenated, and I lost some color, which wasn't that big of a deal. I will definitely be brewing this again!
I've had this brew in my kegerator for over 2 weeks now and its a great time to review both the brewing process, and specifically this ingredient kit. In a word: AMAZING. This was a relatively quick brew - with only a 10 minute boil, but my efforts were needed in the fermenting phase since this beer turned out to be a MONSTER in the fermenter.. I used the A38 juice liquid yeast option (NB recommended pitching 2 packets) and let me just say to anyone considering this - have a blow-off tube for your carboy or bucket because you will definitely need it! Within 4 hours of pitching the A38, the fermenter was rocking. And by 12 hours (2am) I thought I was going to lose the batch because I only had a 1/4" blowoff tube in my 7 gallon glass carboy....the saving grace was using a filter when I transferred this batch I actually screened out a lot of the larger hop sediment which would have surely clogged the blow off and stopper otherwise.....but it was a crazy fermentation and was fun to watch through the glass carboy. THE RESULT? Amazing, hazy, brightest brew I have ever made color-wise and downright delicious. Mine came in at just under 7.8% abv and there was no discernible alcohol at all its really quite delicious and to date one of my best extract experiences. I double dry-hopped but didn't secondary ferment. 11 days from pitching it had finished its work and I went straight to keg. Will definitely buy this kit again!
Very hazy well rounded representative of its beer style. Juicy with grapefruit hints. Enjoying the forced carbonated batch and am looking forward to bottled product.
First time brewing this style and I was a little skeptical of the short boil time. Pitched 3 packs of Wyeast 1318. OG was 1.080. Added first dry hop on day 3 in primary. Transferred to secondary after 2 weeks in primary. Added second dry hop at that time. Transferred to keg 4 days later. Set co2 at 12 psi and had carbonation 3 days later. First glass was very green so I let it sit 4 more days. Drinking smooth as orange juice with all the delicious citrus and tropical hop flavors. Really glad to have this on tap during self distancing. Only problem is I feel bad that I can't share this with my friends because I don't think it will last very long.
Highly recommend and I will be brewing this again.
One tip, use a blowoff tube. This thing took off like a bomb.