Off the Topper IIPA Extract Beer Recipe Kit
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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|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
This tastes good but is absolutely not close enough to Heady Topper to be called a clone. If you think the extra expense and extra dry hopping means it is worth the effort, unfortunately, I can say it isn't.
Somehow mine turned out 11.4%, despite repeated checks and re-checks on both the OG and FG. No complaints here though, great tasting beer!
A fun kit that involves a few steps due to the amount of hops. I let it sit in the bottles for three weeks...then...absolutely beautiful. A nice full bodied hoppy grapefruity flavor with a kick to it. I’ll definitely buy this again. What a great kit.
So far so good.. I have one more week before I transfer to another carboy.
I have had a dozen or so heady toppers and this turned out to be a great beer but doesn't taste or look (color) anything even close to the real heady topper. Still glad I bought it but don't expect anything close to the real thing. Color comes out way darker than the real heady too. Giving it 3 stars as it doesn't match the real thing