Limited Release Tasmanian Devil Australian IPA All-Grain Kit
Don't blink. We're on the trail of the elusive Limited Release Tasmanian Devil Australian IPA-- a beer recipe so rare and unpredictable, you might only catch the wild scent of passion fruit, peach, citrus, and hop aromas, before it whirls away forever, taking its precious quantity of exclusive Australian Ale Yeast with it.
To bring you an extremely limited run of this unprecedented recipe, we braved the jungles of San Diego to secure the only existing samples of Australian Ale Yeast from the White Labs Vault. It a truly spectacular strain. Fresh, ravenous, and raring to tear through your wort, fermenting the beer dry, then dropping out of suspension rapidly, leaving a very clear, clean brew in its wake.
White Labs keeps its specialty strains under lock and key, releasing strictly limited quantities into the wild. And we scored every last vial of Australian Ale yeast in the Vault, so if you want to savor the clean malt flavors this rare yeast yields, better bag this trophy beer kit now. Roaring with robust Australian Galaxy hops, raging with tropical aromas, Taz is aggressive on the palate, then quickly relaxes into a creamy balance against sparkling, silky malt. Devilishly delicious and so limited, it will be extinct before you know it. Sink your claws into this unique Limited Edition recipe kit while you still can.Tasting Notes
- Aroma: Moderate malt aromas of fresh bread crust. Dominant passionfruit, citrus, dark stone fruits with supporting but subdued notes of floral and herbal earthiness.
- Appearance: Brilliant golden straw to light orange color with good clarity. Bright white foam head with moderate lacing.
- Flavor: Smooth, clean bready malt character with hints of crackers. Prominent tropical fruit flavors with undertones of tangerine like citrus and a very faint spiciness. Moderate to low alcohol sweetness.
- Mouthfeel: Medium body with a smooth, long finish with fading bitterness as the sip is swallowed.
- Overall Impression: A really well balanced hop-forward ale with a perfect supporting malt background. Fruity in flavor and both fruity and earthy in aroma.
|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
- Style: Australian IPA
- Fermentation Range: 65 70F
- OG: 1.062
- SRM: 5
- IBUs: 60
- ABV: 6.2%
Tasmanian Devil IPA is a showcase of clean malt character and the bold flavors of Australian hops and ale yeast. 3 ounces of Galaxy hops provide this recipe with awesome hop flavors and aromas of prominent citrus, tropical fruit, and faint earthiness. Coupled with exclusive White Labs Yeast Vault Australian Ale yeast specially ordered just for this recipe kit, the resulting beer is stunningly complex. This great yeast strain is a bit of a beast, boasting relatively high attenuation to dry the beer out, good flocculation characteristics to produce a clear beer, and restrained flavors to let the grain bill and hop charges really stand out.
This was a fantastic recipe and great beer! I would highly recommend it and will try again as it becomes available.
I'm normally not a "hoppy beer" or IPA fan, but often brew them for my friends who are. This one won me over. All-grain brew day on my indoor all-electric setup went smoothly with all the numbers working out well. I did a yeast starter and added my usual salts and some Irish Moss, along with some servomyces. Primary kicked off within hours, went quick and was down to 1.011 (from 1.062) in seven days. I left it in secondary for four weeks because I was still seeing some fine bubbles rising up. Sure enough, after four weeks it was all the way down to a very dry 1.004, yielding and ABV of 7.9%. against my expectation of about 6.2%. It also cleared nicely, with just a very slight haze. I kegged it with about 13psi @ 37° for a week and started drinking. Wow. Great citrusy/floral nose, hop forward with a nice, fruity flavor. Nice hop/malt balance. No lingering bitterness. Looks great in a glass - nice golden straw color, creamy lingering head with nice lacing. Too bad NB doesn't have any more of this great yeast! I'd definitely brew it again.
Perfect summer beer
Opened my first bottle -> it’s awesome! Can’t wait to try more. Will definitely buy again
It was a huge success over this 4th of July weekend. Can't wait for it to come back next year. I will be buying it again and again!