DetailsOnly Americans would take a classic English beer style and beef it up beyond sane levels. This beer will certainly assault your taste buds with the triple-threat of complex malt, smooth hops, and alcohol!
Our ingredients for this recipe include: 6 lb. Gold liquid malt extract, 2 lb. Light dry malt extract, 1 lb. Brown Sugar, 8 oz. Caramel 60L, 4 oz. Coffee malt, 2 oz. Roasted Barley, 1 oz. Summit, 2 oz. Glacier, 1 oz. Palisade pellet hops, grain bag, priming sugar, and yeast.
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4.8 / 5.028 ReviewsIndia Brown AleWe are bottling it today. looks great so farJanuary 11, 2016Best beer that I have brewed yet.I just poured my first glass of IBA after kegging it last night. This beer has it all! It is smooth, malty, and hoppy (not obnoxiously). It is also strong! My ability to read the specific gravity scale is limited at best, but I believe that this beer was close to a 10% alcohol if that is possible. I just had a half glass after wrestling it away from my wife, and I feel a little giddy. I am definitely getting this one again.January 24, 2010This is a big hit with me and all that have tried this.A ++++++++++++++ if you are looking for flavor and high % ABV.September 4, 2010whoaaPlenty of body and a nice smooth mouthfeel. Easily drinkable, mildly hoppy, and hitting 10% apv.February 7, 2011ItsanicceeeeeKiller beer, get it, brew it, drink it before your friends do. Starting sg 1.063 ending 0.099, I figure this is somewhere around 7% acamahol. The strength and amount of hops in this brew I found slightly daunting, but it produced a wonderfully balanced brew. Due to personal affection and popular demand I will be brewing this one again. By the way Dog Fish Head Brewery (of Delaware) produces this beer if you wish to try before you buy.April 1, 2011AwesomeI was told that this is the best beer I have ever brewed. It's got great complexity, coffee, chocolate, molasses, and a great balance of hop flavor. Thanks for making this kit available.May 23, 2011Excellent spin on an IPAI'm a huge fan of IPAs and also brown ales so this seemed like a perfect match. Give it 3-4 weeks in bottles then put them in the fridge for a week and you get a beer with perfect head retention, a strong hop profile and a very nice malt backbone. Then comes a little bit of nuttiness like a brown ale. Excellent beer. Will brew again. Price is a little higher than I would like, but it's not terribly high.September 2, 2011Great FlavorThis was my first attempt at a "Big Beer" and it did not disappoint! 3 weeks primary, dry hop in secondary for 10 days. Added fining agents at 7 days. After being bottled for a week it already tastes great. Working this one into the rotation for sure.March 4, 2012My favorite beer!This was my first attempt at brewing and the results were outstanding! I started with a full 5 gallon boil and added 1 gallon of water at the end to account for the boil off. I got a sg of 1.082. I was concerned that I didn't have enough yeast to pitch given the reviews I read, but I pitched the Wyeast I purchased with the kit and got an fg of 1.018. Which was in the recommended zone. I gave it 8 days in the primary, dry hopped 14 days in the secondary and 14 days in the bottle. We opened the first bottles last evening and the beer is incredible. It has a very complex caramel, nutty flavor. It is hoppy without being bitter. Overall outstanding. I am going to give it 2 more weeks in the bottle and try it again. I am sure it will only get better.April 14, 2012
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