Hula Hop'd Coconut Milkshake IPA Extract Beer Recipe Kit

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The Milkshake IPA is a tasty variant of a Hazy New England IPA style, with an added bonus: an extensive amount of non-traditional ingredients that create sensations reminiscent of your childhood diner's milkshake. This recipe kit has an amazing depth of flavor: coconut and vanilla and tropical notes of pineapple, peach, mango, and passionfruit, driven by Galaxy and Mosaic hops coupled with a unique yeast strain. To wrap it all together, lactose, added straight to the boil, produces creaminess and subtle dairy-like sweetness. Some of these ingredients are in tight supply, so try it out today.

DISCLAIMER: Northern Brewer is not liable for any intense daydreams of crystal-clear waves and sand in your toes that may result from pouring a pint of Hula Hop’d Coconut Milkshake IPA. This beer is truly a vacation in a glass.

Brewing Notes

  • Style: Specialty IPA
  • Fermentation Range: 65-80° F
  • Original Gravity: 1.060
  • SRM: 3
  • IBUs: 35
  • ABV: 6.4%

Tasting Notes

  • Aroma: Complex aromas of coconut, vanilla and tropical fruits. Faint, clean cracker malt notes.
  • Appearance: Light golden in color with considerable haze and a dense, lasting brilliantly white foam head.
  • Flavor: Huge varieties of flavors prominently dominated by a combination of coconut and hop and yeast-driven fruity tones of pineapple, mango, passion fruit, and peach. Low to moderate bitterness is balanced with undertones of slight vanilla and lactose sweetness.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-high body with considerable mouthfeel and creaminess. Sips smoothly and lingers on the palate well after swallowing.

Brad’s Notes:

These days, New England IPAs are all the rage and it is only natural that creative brewers have adapted this new style to include a variant of its very own - The Milkshake IPA. Attributed to a Swedish brewery, Milkshake IPAs have gained popularity in the US at a staggering rate and show no signs of slowing. This recipe is defined by the use of lactose in the boil, low bitterness, massive hop flavor, and other additions meant to simulate flavors of the classic milkshake. Hula Hop’d Coconut Milkshake IPA is our rendition on this emerging variant. Utilizing lactose and vanilla gives this recipe its signature mouthfeel and flavor, while large late and post-boil hop additions provide prominent tropical fruit flavors of mango and passion fruit. The unique yeast paired with this recipe serves to provide even more fruit flavors of pineapple and peach while leaving a significant haze, another hallmark of this style. Towards the end of fermentation, yet more Mosaic and Galaxy are added along with coconut to round out the intricately complex flavor profile. There is a lot going on in this beer and it may seem like an odd mix of ingredients, but the result is anything but odd - it’s truly delicious and some have said that it reminds them of a pina colada. Do you like getting caught in the rain?

 

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Additional information

SKU

B11520

Beer Color Light
Original Gravity

1.060

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 48 reviews
75%
(36)
10%
(5)
4%
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6%
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4%
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Rob
WOW! Amazing!

Can't believe this kit has existed for 5-years or more and I haven't brewed it before. (But, then, the price would be part of that.) Totally amazing that no tropical fruit (other than the toasted coconut) went into this ... tons of fruit on the nose and tongue. (But surprisingly, almost no coconut coming through!) Will definitely put this on my 'brew again' list ... at least whenever there is a good discount available!

C
Craig O.
Great beer

This is my 2nd batch of Hula Hop’d coconut milkshake IPA. Everyone loved it. I try to keep at least 3 taps going in my kegerator, so the coconut is kegged and is sitting in the refrigerator until one of the kegs gets empty. I like to be one keg ahead so I always have 3 taps.

D
David T.
Outstanding flavor

The beer was outstanding; best home brew I’ve ever made or tasted. The coconut isn’t overpowering; just the right amount of flavor and aroma and works well with the IPA style, which is also just the right type and amount of hops. For the average brewer, you’ll need to work out the process details to ensure a good yield out of this batch as the instructions leave this work up to you. Admittedly, it’s not rocket science. However, if you’re brand new to the hobby, read some of the other reviews. You’ll need to pick up some brewing accessories or you’ll have problems siphoning and you’ll come out with a very poor yield. Specifically, you’ll need a Big Mouth fermenter combined with a large capacity dry hop filter to put the coconut in. This will allow the flavor to penetrate your beer without filling your fermenter with trub. Midwest sells them.

R
Robert B.
Coconut hop

Not sure yet how I feel about this one. I forgot to put the vanilla in my one gallon kit, but it’s in the bottles. Ready next week. The one gallon, I can taste the coconut. It’s ok. Maybe better with the vanilla. I’m glad I had the infuser. With the amount of coconut add, it would have been a mess and added waste. Hopefully after the vanilla, it will be outstanding.

J
Jeffrey A.
Hula Hopped Coconut Milkshake IPA

Although the price tag for the kit is a little high I think it turned out pretty good. Easy to brew.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 48 reviews
75%
(36)
10%
(5)
4%
(2)
6%
(3)
4%
(2)
R
Rob
WOW! Amazing!

Can't believe this kit has existed for 5-years or more and I haven't brewed it before. (But, then, the price would be part of that.) Totally amazing that no tropical fruit (other than the toasted coconut) went into this ... tons of fruit on the nose and tongue. (But surprisingly, almost no coconut coming through!) Will definitely put this on my 'brew again' list ... at least whenever there is a good discount available!

C
Craig O.
Great beer

This is my 2nd batch of Hula Hop’d coconut milkshake IPA. Everyone loved it. I try to keep at least 3 taps going in my kegerator, so the coconut is kegged and is sitting in the refrigerator until one of the kegs gets empty. I like to be one keg ahead so I always have 3 taps.

D
David T.
Outstanding flavor

The beer was outstanding; best home brew I’ve ever made or tasted. The coconut isn’t overpowering; just the right amount of flavor and aroma and works well with the IPA style, which is also just the right type and amount of hops. For the average brewer, you’ll need to work out the process details to ensure a good yield out of this batch as the instructions leave this work up to you. Admittedly, it’s not rocket science. However, if you’re brand new to the hobby, read some of the other reviews. You’ll need to pick up some brewing accessories or you’ll have problems siphoning and you’ll come out with a very poor yield. Specifically, you’ll need a Big Mouth fermenter combined with a large capacity dry hop filter to put the coconut in. This will allow the flavor to penetrate your beer without filling your fermenter with trub. Midwest sells them.

R
Robert B.
Coconut hop

Not sure yet how I feel about this one. I forgot to put the vanilla in my one gallon kit, but it’s in the bottles. Ready next week. The one gallon, I can taste the coconut. It’s ok. Maybe better with the vanilla. I’m glad I had the infuser. With the amount of coconut add, it would have been a mess and added waste. Hopefully after the vanilla, it will be outstanding.

J
Jeffrey A.
Hula Hopped Coconut Milkshake IPA

Although the price tag for the kit is a little high I think it turned out pretty good. Easy to brew.