Mighty Axe Arctic Haze NEIPA Extract Beer Recipe Kit - Limited Edition
Featuring the coolest hop blend we have seen, the undisputed star of this hazy IPA recipe comes from Mighty Axe Hops in Minnesota. The Arctic hop blend is specifically formulated from the highest oil content crops produced during the last harvest, meaning intense notes of tropical fruits, citrus, and slight pine abound in glacial proportions. Chill out with the soft, supple malt foundation laden with luscious oats and prepare to be wowed by the overwhelming hop character. Moderate to low bitterness plays second fiddle to this absolutely massive hop flavor, creating a complex and downright exhilarating sipping experience.
- Style: Hazy IPA
- Fermentation Range: 68-72°F
- Original Gravity: 1.060
- SRM: 4
- IBUs: 20
- ABV: 6.1%
- Aroma: Tropical fruit, citrus, stone fruit and light floral hop aromas with a clean, slightly bready malt character.
- Appearance: Bright to golden straw color with significant haze. Brilliantly white firm and persistent foam head.
- Flavor: A menagerie of fruits ranging from guava, mango, pineapple, pear, and grapefruit with a subtle resinous and pine-like backdrop with hints of fresh flowers. Clean malt character of fresh bread and faint oatmeal.
- Mouthfeel: Silky smooth and “soft” on the palate. Moderate creaminess with a long, pillowy finish.
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|Support Documents - Instructions||Click here for instructions|
|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||New England IPA, NEIPA, IPA|
Notes from Brad, Northern Brewer Head Brewer:
“As the popularity of hazy IPAs continues to increase, we figured this kit featuring a unique hop blend from Mighty Axe hops in Minnesota will appease the taste buds of those who appreciate and enjoy this new style. Arctic, the brainchild of the hop wizards at Mighty Axe Hops, is a blend of two hop varieties that have the highest oil content of all the hops harvested at Mighty Axe after this last growing year. This blend is very high in concentrations of Geraniol and Linalool oils that are responsible for heightened flavor and aroma. Because of the high oil content, the Arctic hop blend is an ideal candidate for biotransformation by the yeast. In short, biotransformation is the process by which yeast excretes an enzyme that serves to interact with compounds in the hops and changes their molecular shape into new aromatic compounds that did not originally exist in the hop oils. By adding the first round of dry hops to the actively fermenting beer, biotransformation of the hop compounds is conducted by the yeast thereby adding a whole new depth and breadth of aromatic compounds in the beer. This is what helps give hazy IPAs their astounding array of flavors and aromas that would not normally be associated with a beer dry-hopped in the traditional manner. In addition to the first dry hop addition during high krausen, a second dry-hopping step is employed to help really bolster the hop aromas and heighten the overall perception of the hop character.”