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Kiwi Express IPA All Grain Beer Recipe Kit

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Forget what you thought you knew about the flavors of IPA and travel with us to the South Seas on the Kiwi Express! This exotic IPA recipe kit uses only New Zealand hops to celebrate the southern hemisphere harvest.

If you like Simcoe and Citra but are looking for the next resinous thing; if you like in-your-face hopbursted tastebud-erasers; if you're not among those who think the world doesn't need another IPA; then you should definitely just stop reading and brew this kit.

The setup is old (West Coast-style) but the punchline is new. A big but uncomplicated malt bill plus Wyeast 1056 set the stage and then stays out of the way of the ensuing lupulin circus.

Via a blend of New Zealand hop varieties, exotic flavors and aromas permeate your sinuses - sticky tropical fruit, lime oil, equatorial flowers, Tellicherry peppercorns - underpinned with an undeniable earthy funk. All senses saturated with hoppy hues of green and yellow. Massive late and dry hop additions leave nothing to your tongue imagination and prove absolutely ruinous to your palate should any other ale or lager be foolish enough to try to follow Kiwi Express in a tasting session.

The next frontier is the Southern Hemisphere. Welcome to the candy store, kid, here are the keys.

Additional information


0844, 0843

Beer Color Amber
Original Gravity


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 34 reviews
No Yeast Options

Looking forward to brewing this recipe, however received this as a gift and there is no yeast selection on the website so the person gifting this to me did not know I needed yeast with the recipe, causing a trip to the local home brew shop on my upcoming home brew day.

"I thought I was still drinking Alchemist!!" -The Mrs.

Just cracked my first bottle from this kit. With 30 days from brew to bottle, this beer really brings out the amazing sweet juicy flavor of New Zealand hops. With 3.5 oz of hops going in at 10 min, 3 more to dry hop, and a simple malt grain, this is all flavor... juicy amazing flavor.

Really enjoyed this one

I've brewed this kit a couple times, and might do a third. Very easy drinking and has a unique hop combination. It almost gives off a lime flavor. Universally liked by all who had it.

Outstanding Unique IPA

I brewed this a few months ago and had too much beer around so I invited a number of friends over for a tasting. This beer was served along with the Caribou Slobber. The Caribou Slobber was barely touched and the Kiwi Express was mostly gone after one evening. It was an absolute crowd pleaser. Subtle fruit notes while exhibiting a true IPA aroma and flavor. Very very drinkable. I cannot say enough good about this.

Stuck Sparge - Wrong choice of 2 row

I have used a cooler kit with standard false bottoms for 10+ years of all grain brewing with all brands of 2 row and other grains, including some with slow sparge reputations with good sparge flow rates every time. Except this time when I bought this kit that uses Malteurop American 2 row pale. Perhaps the crush was not done right, but I think this grain is the wrong choice for a common all grain mash/lauter set up. I ended up using my stir spoon to agitate at the false bottom continually during the sparge and it took nearly 3 times normal to get sufficient wort and that with significant sediment. Beware using this kit unless you have equipment to handle stuck sparge prone grain, or add rice hulls to aide a free flow.

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