Off the Topper IIPA All Grain Beer Recipe Kit

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Impossible to track down and destined to be drank from a can, this brew is a tribute to the infamous man with a head full of hops and the tenacious Alchemists that are its creators. Brew this elusive IIPA yourself with our recipe kit.

Intense hop aroma blows through with hurricane force, swirling up from a whirlwind of hazy liquid gold. Borne from a legendary Noraster, Off the Topper is a writhing tropical storm of fruity pineapple and dank piney-peach.
In a true work of sorcery, the Off the Topper IIPA beer kit creates synergy between Vermont yeast and an unprecedented flood of lupulin. Overcoming its intense origins, it is a rare, harmonious pint that is extreme only in its drinkability. Beneath the frothing, massive head lies a beacon of freshness and light in each pint. At the eye of the storm is a dry and crisp body. A complex and delicious Imperial IPA, Off the Topper balances bitterness with well-attenuated yeast that work together to weather the hurricane of hops.

Preparing a yeast starter is highly recommended when using the Vermont Ale Liquid Yeast. This will help reduce the lag time before fermentation begins.

 

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Additional information

SKU

B10303

Beer Color Light
Original Gravity

1070

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 59 reviews
73%
(43)
19%
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Empty P.B.C.
I can’t give an honest review

I wish I could give this a fair review but I can’t because due to my own negligence the transfer to my keg must have oxidized catastrophically.. the beer still tasted ok but I can’t give it a fair review from this experience

K
Ken
Yummy Heady Topper Clone

Yeah baby!

K
Keith M.
Heady Topper Clone All Grain Recipe

Another great clone recipe from NB! Had fun brewing it and thought it turned out great! As with any clone recipe it may not turn out to be exactly like the real deal but a lot of that also depends on your brewing process and abilities not to mention water chemistry plays a huge role. Every NB clone recipe I have tried while maybe not exactly like the original they have all been great beers! I actually would like to see more NB clone recipes and maybe some lower octane ones.

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Alex G.
It is more of an attempt to marry NEIPA and West Coast

Summary:
This tastes more like a standard Alchemist IPA than Heady. I would define it more as a Vermont IPA than a NEIPA or a West Coast.

My Experience:
I used Imperial Barbarian and made a generic starter to ensure that there was enough fire power going into the wort. This left me with plenty of peachy/stone fruit esters that Barbarian is known for.

I would make it again, but I would experiment with different hopping schedules.

D
Daniel Q.
Great beer, but not Heady Topper

If I never had a fresh can of Heady Topper, I’d probably give this recipe 5 stars. As good as this kit is, its not Heady Topper and I can’t say it’s even reminiscent of the real thing. Maybe it’s my brewing technique, but I've got a fairly advance system, use RO water and brewing salt calculator, and control temperature during fermentation. If you haven’t had Heady Topper and like NEIPAs, you’ll love this kit. If you have had Heady Topper and like NEIPAs, you’ll be momentarily disappointed, but you’ll still enjoy this kit.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 59 reviews
73%
(43)
19%
(11)
7%
(4)
2%
(1)
0%
(0)
E
Empty P.B.C.
I can’t give an honest review

I wish I could give this a fair review but I can’t because due to my own negligence the transfer to my keg must have oxidized catastrophically.. the beer still tasted ok but I can’t give it a fair review from this experience

K
Ken
Yummy Heady Topper Clone

Yeah baby!

K
Keith M.
Heady Topper Clone All Grain Recipe

Another great clone recipe from NB! Had fun brewing it and thought it turned out great! As with any clone recipe it may not turn out to be exactly like the real deal but a lot of that also depends on your brewing process and abilities not to mention water chemistry plays a huge role. Every NB clone recipe I have tried while maybe not exactly like the original they have all been great beers! I actually would like to see more NB clone recipes and maybe some lower octane ones.

A
Alex G.
It is more of an attempt to marry NEIPA and West Coast

Summary:
This tastes more like a standard Alchemist IPA than Heady. I would define it more as a Vermont IPA than a NEIPA or a West Coast.

My Experience:
I used Imperial Barbarian and made a generic starter to ensure that there was enough fire power going into the wort. This left me with plenty of peachy/stone fruit esters that Barbarian is known for.

I would make it again, but I would experiment with different hopping schedules.

D
Daniel Q.
Great beer, but not Heady Topper

If I never had a fresh can of Heady Topper, I’d probably give this recipe 5 stars. As good as this kit is, its not Heady Topper and I can’t say it’s even reminiscent of the real thing. Maybe it’s my brewing technique, but I've got a fairly advance system, use RO water and brewing salt calculator, and control temperature during fermentation. If you haven’t had Heady Topper and like NEIPAs, you’ll love this kit. If you have had Heady Topper and like NEIPAs, you’ll be momentarily disappointed, but you’ll still enjoy this kit.