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- Throughout history, explorers have risked life and limb to experience the wonders of exotic new worlds. Now, we’re delivering a beer inspired by the most revolutionary hop variety to hit the beer world in decades right to your doorstep. All you have to do is brew it.
Presenting Queen of Africa IPA, an enticing, big-bodied beer recipe built around the groundbreaking new African Queen hop variety so rare, craft and homebrewers alike are scrambling to acquire them. And we’ve got a limited release of these 34° Latitude hops direct from the hop farms of South Africa slated just for homebrewers.
According to our brewmasters (who’ve sampled a LOT of beer and savored a LOT of hops in their lifetime) the flavor profile of these hops is mind-bendingly unique—a combination of sweet fruits, lemongrass, stone fruit, mild herbal-pine and a slight coconut note.
To let those flavors really shine, we created a recipe rooted in the familiar—a traditional West Coast IPA, bittered with Columbus hops. Then we layered in a royal helping of African Queen hops for flavor, followed by even more dry hops following fermentation.
The result is an exotic twist on a perennial favorite...the best of all worlds, and the jewel of the 34th parallel!
- Style: Double IPA
- Fermentation Range: 60 - 73F
- OG: 1.075
- SRM: 7
- IBUs: 85
- ABV: 8.2%
- Bready, malty backbone
- Sweet stone fruit hop flavor
- Subtle lemongrass and coconut
- Smooth, medium body
- Dry, long finish
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click here for Queen of Africa Extract Kit Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1075 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 4.3 / 5.06 ReviewsDisappointedOne of my first brews and it tasted good at bottling time. I used the fizz drops for the first time for carbonating and after 4 weeks in the bottle the beers have come out flat. Was pretty excited after tasting the beer before bottling. I have heard it does take a little more time with the fizz drops but will most likely not use the drops for carbonating in the future.February 6, 2018Purchased
5 months agoVery Impressed!This is the first IPA that I brewed. I have always liked IPA's, but seeing how much hops go into this beer I was a little nervous that the hops would be a little overwhelming. I was completely wrong! I was very impressed with the flavor of the beer. The hops were not overwhelming at all. My wife even liked it, which is saying a lot because she has always hated IPA's. I have another IPA brewing now and she's excited for it because this beer changed her mind. I would recommend this product to anybody!January 31, 2018Purchased
4 months agoIncredible!!It was the first beer that I kegged , I have bottled since I first started brewing. I had a few friends sample and five gallons were quickly consumed, The aroma was unique and delicious. Very well balanced. I miss it already. Will brew it again soon and am anxious to try the other African hops.August 22, 2017Purchased
10 months agoUnique flavor profileGreat beer. Would highly recommend. The Africa hopes do have a unique flavor profile.August 1, 2017Purchased
1 year agoTastySo I have been waiting to drink this for a while. My daughter an I brewed this for my father's visit. 11pri 11sec'd placed in a keg, for another week. Then placed in kegerator at 11psi for 15days. Abv 9.2%. Used omega west coast ale 1 gen 2, 1500ml starter. Good IPA, nice hop flavor and aroma. Glad I know it's 9.2%. Goes down easy, and could easily foresee anyone quickly getting caught offgaurd and hammered by this 9.2% IPA. Yum. Only draw back is price.June 6, 2017Purchased
1 year ago
- Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 14 answersWhat is the best way to dry hop? I have siphonless big mouth bubbles. I brewed this Sunday. Hitting a 1075 og (corrected to 1076) using omega west coast ale 1.BEST ANSWER: Hi Matthew- There are many different ways to dry hop. Our Big Mouth Bubbler Depth Charge is a great option. This will create less sediment and lost beer when you go to bottle. You can also just toss pellets direct into the fermenting beer. The pellets will initially float, and then eventually most will fall to the bottom. Another option is to use a tied off muslin bag with some kind of food safe weight to help the bag sink. This will hop the beer and minimize hop flakes.Will this beer brew properly without a yeast starter? I have never done a starter on my own but I am interested in brewing this.BEST ANSWER: It might but I would strongly recommend a starter as the OG for this beer is fairly high (1.075). If you don't want to make a starter but still pitch enough yeast, you could pitch multiple yeast packs but that gets expensive.
Starters are very easy if you want to go that route. I use a one gallon glass jug or growler. Boil 2 cups of water with 1/2 cup dme for ten minutes, cool down to room temp and add your yeast. Top the jug with sanitized aluminum foil and give it a shake/swirl every time you walk by. Repeat for 2 or 3 days. On the second and third day I usually double the amounts to a quart of water and 1 cup dme to produce a larger starter. A day or two before brew day put the starter in the fridge over night. On brew day, take it out, pour the starter beer off the yeast cake, and let it warm up to room temp while you brew.
Just remember to treat the cooled starter like you would your beer. Anything that touches the starter should be sanitized.Will this beer brew effectively without a yeast starter? It has a relatively high gravity but no recommendation and I am hoping I can forgo the starterBEST ANSWER: I brewed it with the liquid yeast pack and it came out perfectly! Have Already finished the keg and ready to brew another , definitely a really good beer .