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Harriet's West Side Belgian IPA Extract Beer Kit

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Harriet's West Side Belgian IPA Extract Beer Kit

SKU: U817x

Harriet’s West Side is an eclectic ale brewed to balance the brightest West Coast hops with a prolific Belgian yeast strain. It pours light copper with a vigorous white head. Subtle malt gives way to a fruity, citrusy, and slightly spicy aroma and flavor. Light bodied, effervescent.

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Harriet is one of the newcomers to the rapidly expanding Minneapolis beer community. Like so many others they began their journey in a garage with dreams of making it big. In 2011 Harriet Brewing opened its doors and made a big splash with their flagship West Side Belgian-Style IPA. We feel a special kinship toward Harriet Brewing as several of our former, and current employees now work there. We are excited to bring you Harriet’s West Side IPA.

From our friends at Harriet Brewing:

West Side Belgian-Style IPA
Harriet's West Side is an eclectic ale brewed to balance the brightest West Coast hops with a prolific Belgian yeast strain. It pours light copper with a vigorous white head. Subtle malt gives way to a fruity, citrusy, and slightly spicy aroma and flavor. Light bodied, effervescent, and seductively approachable.

At Harriet Brewing we emphasize intention as the primary component in recipe development. It's what makes good beer special. We take pride in using our knowledge of traditional beer styles, our open minds, and eclectic palates to brew both unique and traditional beer styles. Our goal with every recipe is authenticity... to develop a particular character that allows the beer to stand out and be remembered. It's authenticity that we crave as beer drinkers; so, it's authenticity that we strive for as brewers. We study beer, determine what we want, then manifest it! For most of us here, it's not just in brewing; it's a way of life.

Catalog SKU 817x

So, fellow beer lover, we ask that you drink with intention!

Yeast cells are active and living organisms. A slight expansion in Wyeast packaging is normal and does not indicate poor yeast health. Certain strains, including 1056 and 1338, are more prone to expansion than others. Please visit the Wyeast FAQ for more details.

Details & Instructions

Additional Information

Beer Style IPA
Origin of Style Belgium
Color Amber
Gravity Level Medium
Hop Rating (1-5) 4
Yeast Instructions

4.5 / 5.0
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delicious and worth a try
Normally, I do not care much for wheat beers, but this one is balanced well between the wheat and hop flavors. Light, crisp and heady. I use the better liquid yeast. I also followed instructions exactly, but waited a few extra weeks in the bottle before sampling. I have found that more time in the bottle results in better quality taste and carbonation. Pricey, but I would buy this again. Really delicious!
October 25, 2012
More Belgian than IPA-y. The hops are kind of pushed to the background and it's more like a Belgian trippel-style, in my opinion. Damn tasty though.
March 23, 2013
belgian ipa
It's in the bottles now. MW shipping was prompt and all of the included ingredients were fresh and of good quality.
May 23, 2013
west side
This beer has a really nice body and mouth feel. I really like the flavor of the hops too.
September 20, 2013
So far, Nice Aroma
Use White Yeast in the yeast starter, Seven days in the primary, fourteen days in the secondary along with the dry hopping. Bottled the day after Christmas, now will age (room temperature) for the next eight weeks & will get the real taste test. The aroma at the time of bottling was just great. Stocking up 2014.
December 26, 2013
Unusual beer
I don't quite know what to make of it, but it tastes good. A Belgian IPA has to be tasted for yourself. It's not a typical IPA, or is it a Belgian, but it's good. Interesting assortment of ingredients - wheat in an IPA? My friends couldn't make up their minds, but in the end , they all kept drinking it.
January 8, 2014
Worth the Price
Harriet's West Side Belgian IPA is worth the price. This is the second beer we brewed, and all our friends love it. Don't let the price put you off. This is one that is worth brewing.
January 24, 2014
Will be on regular rotation because it's awesome.
A little spendy but definitely worth the price. I'm partial to belgian beers and this one does not disappoint. Everyone loves it. Will be making this one again!
March 20, 2014
I'm a huge Harriet Fan. I've gone to the brewery several times. I wish the All-grain had come out when I bought this, but I will do that next. The wyeast Belgian Ardennes was fermented at 72F for 6 days then racked (it was down to 1.018 after three days). Fermented another week to 1.014 then bottled. _x000D_I couldn't wait and tried a bottle on the 6th day. I was not impressed. The esters was a little mild for my taste (maybe I didn't get the fermentation temp high enough). Tried one last night (day 10 in bottle)... much much better. I loved it. I just hope it will be around long enough to age for 6 weeks. That is why I will brew another very soon (the all-grain version). _x000D_Note: the yeast ferments very quickly and then seemed to stall, but fully ferments._x000D_
June 14, 2012
Its good
I used the liquid Wyeat Belgian yeast and it came out ok. I fermented this a little warmer than usual, at around 74, so as to get more esters._x000D_There was a sulphery smell during fermentation, but after aging the beer there is no hint of Sulpher. This beer benefits form a few extra weeks of aging.
January 2, 2013
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