Zombie Dirt Citra IPA 2 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit
We're in the face of an epidemic where Citra is the only cure, but it's been hidden under lock and key! We've hoarded every last bit we could get our hands on and thrown it into a limited quantity of Zombie Dirt kits, as many as we could make with dwindling stores of the harvest. Act now and save yourself! Brew as much Zombie Dirt as you can before it too late.
One whiff of the infectious aromatics is enough to reanimate the dead. Zombie Dirt is a ballad to the epicly hard-to-find pale ale of the Midwest, an epidemic centered just outside of Chicago. Loaded with pure Citra hops, this pale ale is rarer than zombified-unicorn dust.
Staggering citrus, melon and passion fruit come alive in this pale, single-hop Citra showcase. Toasty malt limps in the background as the apocalyptic bite of grapefruit-honeydew hop character lurches forward. Zombie Dirt is the only defense against homebrew hunger, but a single pint is never enough protection.
- Brewed with 100% Citra hops.
- Moderate bittering additions and large late kettle additions push the aroma of this beer to the maximum.
- Flavors and aromas of tropical fruits and citrus dominate, but are well balanced by the slightly toasty malt character brought forth by the addition of Munich malt.
- This is a beer intended to be consumed very fresh - the hop character will fade quickly with age.
|Total Time to Make||4 weeks|
|Beer Style||American Pale Ale/Cream Ale,IPA|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
The Citra hops really come through in the juicy IPA. The nose is citrusy along with significant apricot and peach flavors, while the bittering hops emerge in the finish. I didn't monitor gravity on this one and will do so next time to ensure full conversion as my batch came in a bit on the malty side. Still very enjoyable.
I like this recipe. A very tasty IPA. However, I have never had a recipe that left SO Much trub...I have to be careful when pouring, to keep it out of the glass.
Earlier, I had given the brew from this recipe a rating of 3. Turns out, I was wrong. After a few more bottles, over several days, I am rating this as 5. It's flavor and appeal is more subtle than I first appreciated. Yes, the carbonation level is minimal, but that's OK to me. Thumbs up for Zombie Dirt!
Although not a big fan of IPA's, I thought I would brew a 2 gallon Zombie Dirt kit. It turned out very good, especially on a hot day after mowing. Another good kit.
I've been having trouble with the sediment after brewing. Any suggestions? Beer tasted great!