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Whisk yourself off to a tropical island with a glowing pint of this delicious East Coast IPA. Dazzling aromas of mango, pineapple, papaya and grapefruit dominate the nose of this beer, showcased by its everlasting luminous white foam head. The light orange glimmer of the substantial malt bill shines through with subtle notes of fresh bread and warm biscuits, with just enough sweet malt radiance to perfectly balance the vivid hop flavor and slowly fading bitterness.
Kick back, bask in the sun to enjoy this radiantly exquisite ale.
Aroma Intense hop aroma of tropical fruit, citrus and pineapple. Faint but perceptible malt notes. Appearance Slightly hazy and deep straw to light golden-orange in appearance. Capped with a firm, persistent bright white foam head. Flavor Clean malt profile with a slight bit of toast flavors, but overall flavor is dominated by tropical fruit flavors of mango, pineapple and low citrus. Finishes with a long lasting hop flavor and a smooth bitterness that perfectly balances the large malt base. Mouthfeel Medium body with a very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Overall Impression A considerably strong, hop forward pleasant pint. Massive aromas and flavors of Citra are showcased.
Swig of Sunbeams uses a Dry Hopping step to create an incredible aroma. Make dry hopping a breeze with the Depth Charge™ for Big Mouth Bubbler®.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Swig of Sunbeams Extract Recipe Kit Complete Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1074 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
5.0 / 5.03 ReviewsFlavor - WOWI just bottled it yesterday and I always sip on a small glass while bottling and WOW ! All the fruit flavors hit your palate and it is amazing ! I didn't think my wife was going to like it, but to my dismay, she did.
I don't know if I am going to be able to leave it alone for two weeks :)April 23, 2017Purchased
1 month agoGreat beer to brew in Late Spring to enjoy during SummerNice floral hoppy aroma, Definitely Sunbeam flavor profileApril 25, 2017Purchased
1 month agoCan't contain my excitement like the box can't contain the goods!!!!I am so excited for this kit, it just arrived today and the fact that the box was bulging at the seems made me even more excited because it's a direct representation of what I hope this beer will be, bursting with hops and delicious rays of sunbeams throughout the cosmos. I am brewing this and 2 other kits tomorrow, it's gonna be a brew day to decimate brew days.Stack of joy!!!!!!February 17, 2017Purchased
2 months ago
Browse 9 questions Browse 9 questions and 14 answersWhat is the approximate ABV of this beer?Can this be converted into a partial mash?BEST ANSWER: As with any kit, we post the recipe online so you could order parts a la carte if you want to do something experimental. 4.5 lbs Goldpils Vienna, 1/2 lb carapils, 1/2 lb flaked oats mashed at about 152 then add the golden lme and dme and corn sugar per the extract instructions.What is the target final gravity of this beer? I don't see it on the instructions though am assuming it is around 1.012.BEST ANSWER: I got 1.015 FG, but I used two packets of WL California Ale Yeast. I also only boiled half the hops called for in the boil, and saved the remainder for a major dryhop. Tastes excellent with lower bitterness, but that's just me. Very citrusy.I have read that rolled oats are a must mash grain. so what benefit are you getting from just steeping the oats in this recipe?BEST ANSWER: Good question. Without having the enzymes present to convert the oat starch, you are not maximizing the benefit of the grain, losing out on some fermentables, and flavor elements. So, the kit includes a mixture of flaked oats and carapils, and they are there to give the finished beer a silkier mouth feel, and improved head retention to balance the use of corn sugar in ferment. The corn sugar gives the beer a sense of dryness which helps showcase the hops, and thins the beer a little bit. Thus the need for oats and catapults.What are the estimated IBU's of this beer?BEST ANSWER: About 6.8I have done a clon of sip of sunshine and did it as a whole grain recipe and that one called for 2 yeasts. And cost me close to 100 dollars for all the ingredients and it was real close to the original. Are you going to offer it as a whole grain kit?Will one packet of dry yeast be enough for this brew? The OG looks high enough to maybe need more.....BEST ANSWER: Hi there, with the starting gravity being 1074, a second pack of yeast would definitely be a good idea. Cheers!What have you seen fermentation wise with this kit, I brewed a permafrost IPA kit and it was on a blow off tube for about 4-5days going crazy, but this kit with more fermentables had about a 1-1.5" Krausen for about 3 days and stopped, very little bubble activity. I am planning to let it sit for longer before I take a gravity reading, but just curious because I expected this one to shoot through the roof. I pitched two smack packs of Wyeast 1056. I activated the packs but could not brew the beer for 2 days looking for a carboy, so I put them in the fridge and took them out to warm up when I started to heat water. Any thoughts?BEST ANSWER: 3-5 Days is pretty normal for most fermentations. Each batch will act differently so it hard to compare fermentations like that. From this, it sounds like nothing to worry about. Wait two weeks in primary and then continue on.Does the kit include everything you need except the priming sugar and yeast? Does it need fast pitch yeast starter?BEST ANSWER: This kit does include all of the sunbeams you will need to make it. The options for priming sugar, yeast and fast pitch are all your choice.
You will need some sort of yeast and priming sugar, but the Fast Pitch is only used if you are making a yeast starter.