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|
Just bottled it, tastes very good. Made for my daughter who likes Heady Topper. Cannot wait to get her feedback. I will try to report back.
Always good. I brew this once a year to share with the brother in laws. This one, however is one I need to buy a filtering system for...
I have never had the pleasure of having an original Heady Topper but this kit produces my favorite DIPA. I have made several other DIPA’s and almost never use kits but this one is the exception. I also rarely use extract but since this is a hop bomb you probably cannot tell it is not all grain. It is very easy to brew since you don’t have to mash but make sure you have a coil or some way to cool the beer in the kettle since it calls for hop additions at various temps after flame out.
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!