The Plinian Progeny Limited Edition All-Grain Recipe Kit
As American as excess itself, The Plinian Progeny is an overgrown nephew and adopted son to the best-selling Plinian Legacy. The only limited part of this triple IPA is the limited one-hundred kits we’ve released. Full-bodied with extreme hop character, the explosive citrus, pine and grapefruit resins are barely balanced by a huge 10% ABV.
Featuring three hop shots and 19 oz. of hops made up of nearly every iconic American favorite from Centennial to Simcoe, impressionable palates beware. The complex, overpowering citrus profile of The Plinian Progeny does not fade as quickly as its youthful namesake.
- Style: Imperial IPA
- Fermentation Range: 60-73F
- Original Gravity: 1.090
- SRM: 6
- IBUs: 150+
- ABV: 10.0%
- Aroma: Faint backbone of slightly sweet malt, but dominated by the hops. Generous aromas of citrus, pine, dank resin, and fruit dominate the nose from dry-hopping.
- Appearance: Deep golden to orangeish color. Clarity is a bit low due to massive dry hop additions. Nice, firm, long-lasting white head laces all the way to the bottom of your glass.
- Flavor: Malt is not prominent. Flavor is dominated by a complex hop character of fruit, citrus, pine, and resin. Clean fermentation profile. Balance is decidedly towards the hops. Long, lingering bitter finish sticks on the palate.
- Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Faint alcohol warmth on the finish. No astringency.
This monolith of an ale can be a bit tricky to brew—the nearly irrational quantity of hops is a monster to handle. Due to massive hop additions, The Plinian Progeny recipe has been formulated to produce 6 gallons of wort. The extra gallon makes up for loss due to the excessive trub you’ll find at both the bottom of the kettle from boil additions and in your fermentor from dry-hopping.
It may sound appealing to use a hop boiling bag, but beware—keeping the hops quarantined will limit hop utilization and the resulting bitterness, flavor and aroma necessary for a triple IPA will be diminished. For the most intense hop experience, abide by the 6-gallon recommendation and enjoy the Plinian Progeny in its infancy—its best hop character fades with age.
|Total Time to Make||8 weeks|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
This kit made an outstanding beer
I loved brewing this beer - I did it as a double batch and will finally rack it into the secondary today. I added a couple more pounds of pale malt and even now it’s at 11.5 ABV. Really sort of a quadruple hop bomb IPA. I look forward to imbibing and will definitely brew it again. I love Northern Brewer.
My much anticipated kit arrived and I prepped everything for an early brew day. Got my mash in and started to sort through my hops only to discover Centennial were the only hops shipped. A quick call to the NB brewmaster and some brainstorming solutions, NB decided to send me out a custom made kit with all the same ingredients. Being the 101st kit sent out I’ll give customer service a 101% satisfaction rating. BTW - got to experiment with the first wort’s hops. Used mosaic instead of simcoe at FO. All other hopping as scheduled.
Massive amounts of hops, balanced and crisp with a nice foamy head. Expensive but well worth it.
bubbling away as I write....great looking movement in the fermentor....Will let you know how it tastes in 1-1/2 months.