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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.

Brewing Notes

  • Style: Imperial IPA
  • Fermentation Range: 60-73F
  • Original Gravity: 1.090
  • SRM: 6
  • IBUs: 150+
  • ABV: 10.0%

Tasting Notes

  • 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.

Brad’s Notes:

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.

Additional information



Beer Color Medium
Original Gravity


Total Time to Make 8 weeks
Regional Style USA
Alcohol Content High
Yield 5 Gallons
Beer Style IPA
Fermentation Type Ale
Beer Recipe Kit Instructions Click here for recipe kit instructions

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Pliny Progeny is not Tiny....

This beer kit is a beast! Highly recommend with these suggestions in mind: be sure you have a brew kettle large enough to hold the water, malts, extracts, fermentables and hops. Use a 6-gallon carboy as the primary fermenter and expect a large blow off -- do not use a rubber stopper for a fermentation lock. While it is recommended to transfer to a secondary fermenter, I used my infuser for the dry hopping process. Product results: 9.8 ABV!Bottled and conditioned and it has been the best brew yet...if you like Triple IPA -- this is the one!

great citrus flavor a great beer

this is one of the best double- triple ipa beers that i have tried.progeny has a lingering bitterness,but with a clean crisp end.this beer is not a malty tasting one,but a hop dominated beer.great job northern brewer,thanks

Excellence in progress!

Just added the first round of dry hops, so far I’m very impressed.

Pliny Would Be Proud

Everything looks good, smells good as expected but it is in secondary fermentation right now. I got a slow start to brewing this beer. My equipment was for brewing 5 gallon batches so I needed to get a larger kettle and fermenter as this kit starts at 6 gallon plus all the extra ingredients for the high gravity brew which completes at 5 gallons. This is not a bad thing either as it has inspired me to upgrade not only to 7.5 gallon to do this batch but 15 gallon to do 10 gallon batches in the future. Pliny is an inspiration! Just took possession of 15 gal. MegaPot 1.2 yesterday.

Plinian Progeny

Have brewed this kit previously, excellent!

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