Dead Ringer® is an homage to a benchmark of the American IPA style that’s brewed in Michigan. American base malt and crystal malt create the big body and supporting grainy sweetness, while charge after charge of 100% Centennial hops deliver pronounced bitterness with a dominant citrus aroma and flavor. In the glass, you get a pale amber color, hop intensity, and malt density - substance with the soul of a session beer. This IPA recipe kit has been a customer favorite for a decade.
If you enjoyed Hell's Heart IPA, you'll love this kit!
- Aroma: Moderate malt aroma consisting of fresh bread and medium sweet caramel. Medium-high hop presence of citrus and floral notes.
- Appearance: Orange hue with a bright white persistent foam cap. Slightly cloudy from dry hopping.
- Flavor: Rich maltiness with a moderate caramel flavor. Medium-high bitterness with citrus, floral and slightly earthy notes.
|Total Time to Make||4 weeks|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Notes from Brad, Northern Brewer Head Brewer:
"Dead Ringer is our way of paying tribute to one of the most iconic IPAs in America. In the upper Midwest (and many other parts of the country), this beer is a mainstay of aficionados. A simple malt bill and hearty doses of Centennial creates magic with only 2 malts and 1 hop variety. The resulting product is awash in hop aroma, while not overpowering the malt component. Aromas of citrus fruits and floral notes dominate, while the rich malt character in the background offers a perfectly balanced pint. When finished and carbonated, share with another and there will be two hearts with ample joy!"
Easy brewing. Solid clone.
This was a test batch to look for kits that I would want to do a 5 gallon batch of. I did not do a head-to-head comparison with this kit's "inspiration" but it was pretty tasty on its own. Two other taste testers liked it as well. Will likely do a 5 gallon version in the near future.