Unleash the Beast within . . . Get Ferocious!
If you can handle a huge hop slap in the face, then pour a pint of our Ferocious IPA. Crafted in collusion with Minnesota's own Surly Brewing Co, this brash IPA uses 6 ounces of awesome hops for a bold brew that's barely balanced by a backdrop of toasty, caramel-y malt. It's a fizzy yellow beer drinkers worst nightmare, a hophead's dream, and a smooth full bodied brew so full of flavor you'll wish you'd have brewed more!
Bold hoppy flavor and aroma
- 6 lbs. of Gold liquid malt extract
- 3.15 lbs. of Amber liquid malt extract
- 4 oz. of Crystal 50-60L
- 1 oz. Warrior
- 2 oz. Amarillo
- 2 oz. Simcoe
- 1 oz. Ahtanum hops
- Priming sugar
- Grain bag
- Details & Instructions
4.9 / 5.0164 ReviewsGreat tasting, well balancedThis was the first beer I ever brewed, and I'm glad I started here. The recipe was easy to follow, and not at all difficult for a beginner. The only modification I made was to substitute whole cone Simcoe hops for the for the dry hopping process, and to retain the pellet hops for another recipe.
This beer was fully carbed and "ready" after one week in the bottles, but it really began to shine at week two. It had strong tropical and stone fruit flavors which were well balanced by the malt. Mango, grapefruit, pineapple, and peach were some of the flavors we detected.
The only downside was that the hop flavor faded quickly, and by the fourth week in the bottles it was nearly gone. This seems to happen to a lot of IPAs.
My recommendation is to enjoy this one while it's fresh.May 20, 2017last bottlemade it early this year and bottled the last of January 2015 , i just had my last bottle tonight WOW did it age great wish i would of saved a few , very nice color and great flavorJune 4, 2015Best tasting beer yetMy first IPA, and it was delicious, came out very similar to the original. _x000D_15 days primary, 7 days secondary dryhop with no bag. In keg for an additional week before chilling and carbonating. Not done carbonating yet and the flavor and aroma are wonderful. This one will not last long for sure!December 14, 2009unbelievable!This was only my second brew. It was in the primary for about a week and then the secondary, dryhopping for 2 weeks. I dumped the hops right into the secondary with no bag. Cold crashed for 48 hours and all the hops dropped. I bottled my first brew and that was enough of that. I put the ferocious into a ball lock keg set up that I threw together on a whim in my downstairs fridge. This beer is awesome. I love ipa's and this one is right up there with the best that I've had, and I've tried alot. Strong grapefruit and pine flavors with some floral and other tropical fruits. nice amber color, a bit hazy. Came out to 6.5 % abv. and tastes to be up in the 80's for ibu's. Awesome beer. Going to order another right now.December 8, 2012Mmm... rawr!This beer is hands down our best brewed kit. If it weren't for the sake of variety, my boyfriend would probably prefer brewing this one time and time again! The nose on it makes me swoon, and having done a glass-by-glass comparison to the original, it is a very close clone. If anything, we preferred ours a bit for its balance.December 20, 2009True IPAWow, this is certainly HOPPY! As another reviewer said, I thought it was going to be difficult to do the dry-hopping required in a real IPA. Only suggestion I have was highlighted in several other reivews, utilizing a mesh bag would really help. It took quite awhile to bottle as the hop reside continued to clogg my bottling tube. Great tasting beer, it really has a pop of flavor. Applicably named, this is a ferocious IPA!December 8, 2012Outstanding substitute for FuriousI had to relo from Minnesota and can't get my regular fix of Surly's Furious anymore. This is a great alternative. Made it 3 times now, the last two times with 2 different Wyeast strains. Each variant was incredible. Now we need Midwest to make a clone of Surly's Abrasive!December 9, 2012Awesome kitI was in Rochester visiting family and finally able to buy my first 4-pack of Surly Furious. My brother managed to give me a "holiday 2-pack" (reference heineken commercial for the holiday 5-pack). I brought a few of my own with me from Brooklyn so that we could do a side-by-side comparison. The kit is almost identical in aroma and on the front end of the tasting (I used the wyeast propagator). The Surly finishes late with a good dose of bitter which was missing from the kit... However, I actually prefer the kit as it's easier to drink and very refreshing. This will become the standard that I hold all my IPAs to from now on as it has easily become my favorite beer. If I could afford it (lots of malt extract and lots of hops = money) I would brew this at all times. I highly recommend this kit.January 1, 2010Best of MidwestI've never had the real Furious, but this IPA is as good as any craft brew IPA you can buy. My favorite Midwest kit. Well balanced IPA with a big, beautiful aroma.January 3, 2010Great brewThis was the second beer I brewed. I followed the instructions exactly as written. 1 week primary and 2 weeks in the secondary. I tried one bottle after bottle conditioning for 2 weeks and I already tasted really good. The citrus taste was a little strong but based on other reviews I think that will mellow out. Tomorrow will be 3 weeks in the bottle so I will try another one. The instructions and the helpful and very competent live customer support make brewing very easy and fun.December 21, 2012
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