Houblonmonstre Tripel IPA Extract Beer Recipe Kit
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.
|Total Time to Make||2 months|
|Beer Style||IPA,Trappist/Belgian Ale|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Great, fresh ingredients, fun recipe.
A delight to brew. Can’t wait to give it a taste.
Brew day on this was 3 months ago plus a week. I was grateful for the reviews warning me to use a blow off assembly. Sixteen days primary and 33 days in secondary at 66 degrees. I followed the directions with two variations: adding Irish moss near the end of boil and increasing sugar at bottling time up to 5 1/2 oz. instead of 5. At 4 weeks from bottling it is nicely carbonated. Fermentation temps were mid to upper 60's F. The Belgian yeast character is a little understated, but the first bottle tastes great. I will cellar this until June and expect it to be a prize in November. It is clear and beautiful.
It took a really long time for it to ferment in sit in the secondary but it's a seriously good Belgian Tripel. And I say that because it is advertised as a Belgian Tripel IPA. I don't get any hoppy flavors to it. I'm not complaining but it is not what I expected especially since I smelled it when bottling and it smelled like an IPA. Great beer for those who like Belgian Tripels. Will brew again.
This is houblonmonstre magic... enjoy it, but be very careful!