SMASH American Session Ale All Grain Beer Recipe Kit
Is it a half IPA? Is it a pale ale? What's in a name, after all? We're taking you back to school, back to basics, with this SMASH (single-malt, single-hop)-style delight. At the same time, we're hitting the latest in style-confounding marketing-speak: American Session Ale.
SMASH is about taking things back, way back, to when American Pale Ale was edgy and new. The thing is, time travel is hard, and we're thinking there's enough Cascade-only pale stuff out there, so we're using a decidedly new-school single hop: Simcoe.
The pine and jungle stinker herself, Simcoe is boastful and bombastic, packing tons of hop flavor and aroma into a neat little package. To showcase all of these attributes, this SMASH recipe kit contains the freshest, premium ingredients for a clean, dry malt base, with a low gravity for extra drinkability, and a healthy dose of delicious hoppiness. Think of it as a way to deliver a metric hogshead of hop flavor and aroma in a tidy 4.5% ABV package.
|Total Time to Make||4 weeks|
|Beer Style||American Pale Ale/Cream Ale|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Great beer! Light but has good flavor.
This was my 2nd all grain brew I primary for 3 weeks 2ndary for 3 weeks dry hopped (in mesh bag) for last week bottled with 4.3 0z of corn sugar bottled checked after 1.5 weeks meahh, at 2.5 weeks it is a fantastic beer with a strong hoppy taste really good not crystal clear, or pee yellow a tad darker. but my whirlpooling technique was not quite perfected also forgot to add irish moss, so some trub made it into the bottom of the bottles, none the less this beer is really good, for sure make it again
It’s a little hoppy for my taste. If I make this beer again I will skip the dry hop stage.
All grain kit arrived in about 8 days, and all ingredients were fresh and perfectly weighed-out. Couldn’t ask for better service from Northern Brewer!
I goosed this kit with some extra 2-row, C-20, flaked oats, and juicy hops from my local home brew store to make it an IPA. I kegged it on 5/2/2016 and it smelled great. I tossed in re-hydrated Nottingham for fermentation.