DetailsOur Pacific Jade single hop IPA is the perfect showcase for this New Zealand hop. With aromas and bold flavors of fresh citrus and crushed black pepper and a soft bittering character. With a high octane malt base, this IPA will only last a limited time.
This recipe kit includes: 9.15 lb. Gold LME, 8 oz. Cara Malt, 5 oz. Pacific Jade hops, priming sugar, muslin bag, and yeast.
- Details & Instructions
4.4 / 5.017 ReviewsNot the bitterest IPA on the blockI made this kit recently and am pleased with the result. The raw Pacific Jade hops are fruity and floral and unlike any hop I've ever used. The final product was a solid IPA with moderate bitterness and some interesting fruity/grassy notes that become more noticeable as it warms up. This is a kit I would make again.April 26, 2013Great Beer!This was my first home brew with beer. It turned out awesome. I kept the batch in the secondary for three weeks and bottle conditioned for two weeks.February 25, 2017Purchased
1 year agoisland ipaI'm a big fan of hops from New Zealand, they have a great aroma to them. This beer has a nice citrus note to it. I didn't detect any pepper in my brew though. Nice mellow hop flavor, and enough ABV to wash away any ambitions you might have for the day.April 28, 2013WowVery nice hop flavor, as some have said it's not the citrus you'd expect, it definitely has and earthy (? I think that's the word I want) flavor to it. I used a yeast nutrient with mine and was easily able to boost the abv to 7.8%. A great beer to sit on the porch with a cigar with. I will say if I did it again (I'd build the recipe myself) I'd substitute in some citra hops, as that was the flavor I was really hoping for. Nothing against the kit, it's got great flavor out of the box. I'd get this again in the future for something different.May 31, 2013Great first IPAthe Island Hopper IPA was my first IPA homebrew batch and it turned out great! The Pacific Jade hops are amazing.August 18, 2013island hopperGood beer, if you like grapefruit. Has a very intense grapefruit flavor. Somewhat earthy as well.September 12, 2013island hopperI like New Zealand hops, so I HAD to try this kit. It did not disappoint. Very good hop flavor with a nice malty finish.September 20, 2013delightfully hoppyThis is an awesome, hoppy beer! My husband likes his beers hoppy and this one fit the bill! It doesn't have quite the same bite as the Ferocious (awesome Surly Furious copycat) but has a nice depth to it. If you like your beers hoppy you won't be disappointed by this one!October 31, 2013Jade Hops Worth a TryGradually working my way through the array of IPAs, I decided to try this IPA for the singular Jade hops. Though tinkering with recipes is fun, I followed directions with this one. Being brave, we had an initial tasting the day after Christmas with a mixed crowd of family and friends. Though it didn't have the "slap in the face" flavor of some IPA's, it was subtle and smooth, with lots of floral, citrus flavors. A good choice with many foods. Cheers!December 27, 2013ALL RIGHTI gave my "test bottle" a taste. I "bottle age" for 8 weeks. I would say this beer will be very interested at the end of the 8 weeks. Nice color, aroma from the hops plus the dry hopping. So far waiting for damn good IPA.February 10, 2014
- Customer Q&A
Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 2 answerswhat is the approx ABV for this brew?BEST ANSWER: Based on the 9.3 lbs of Gold LME, you should realize ABV of about 7 %. You can use a hydrometer and fancy precise calculations to be more exact. However, I generally figure .75% per pound of sugars. The more sugars, the longer it takes yeast to turn them to alcohol. Better yet, it's a tasty brew you will enjoy! Cheers!