DetailsThis high octane kit is superbly rich in both hop and malt character. Adding 1 ounces of Oak Chips during secondary fermentation will present a faint woodiness that some think may have been present in the original IPAs that were sent to British troops in oak casks while stationed in India.
Ingredients: 12.5 lbs. Domestic 2-Row barley, 8 oz Caramel 40L, 4 oz. of hops, oak chips, priming sugar, and yeast.
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4.9 / 5.014 ReviewsGreat Fun!This kit is simply fun to make and produces a great beer. I have no idea how "Authentic" the kit is to the style but everyone who has this beer wants one more and then some more to take home. The oak chips are an extravagant addition and overwhelm the taste for the first month. If you can wait I recommend bottle conditioning this brew for at least a month. I think I will "toast" the oak chips the next time I make this kit.March 31, 2011outstanding!I've ordered this kit many times now. It's fantastic! Great IPA, and the oak gives ita bit more bang! You really need to let this one age for about two months in bottle/keg to really get the best flavor from it, or the oak will overpower the taste. But after about 2 months, the oakiness fades to the background and you have a great beer! I'll be ordering this again and again!May 18, 2011this kit rocksthis was my 2nd all grain brew, not a super hoppy result but WoW!_x000D_everyone loved it.the oak flavors came on at first then mellowed a bit._x000D_very drinkable not bitter,yes i would get this one againDecember 28, 2012Great Oak flavorGood beer, with a nice oak flavor. I enjoyed using the oak, it added another dimension to the flavor. It seems the trick is to gauge when to remove the oak to find the ideal spot where it's just right.February 10, 2013NiceLike other people have said. You will need a couple months to age this one. I thought it was a little light on the hops for an ipa.March 11, 2013Good kitI didn't use the chips,they don't seem right for an IPA. Not as hoppy as I was expecting, but it could have been the hops bag I was using. A good tasting brew, I'd drink it again.April 2, 2013octane ipaI used this kit as a test kit. I added 1.5 lbs of honey to the primary...also used wyeast. Beer came out at 8.0 ABV. Thing is...it was great! Very slight oak flavor and the blend of ABV with the hops worked! But sadly...I must drink it at home because of the ABV.....sigh. GREAT KIT!June 6, 2013Hoppy and oaked, interestingI added the oak chips for 3 days prior to bottling and have a good oak flavor along with the hoppiness. Its a novel and good IPA that I will brew again. The oak chips are powerful so don't forget about them for a few weeks and over oak your beer. Next time I will use less oak chips and let them sit longer. I dry hopped instead of adding hops at the end of the boil.July 9, 2013Yum!If you are a hop head you will like this kit. It has a lot of hop flavor, and great ingredients. It was fun brewing it, just looking at all the stuff I got. The oak chips add an interesting flavor - just be careful not to leave them in too long because they will affect the flavor. After 4 weeks in primary, I bottled it and let it sit for a month. IPAs should not be aged much and this was ready.August 13, 2013Good IPAWe liked the beer. Its has that good oak flavor that has a good taste and smell. Its a strong beer compared to other kits, with a good hoppy taste and bitterness, but not so much aroma. I used the White Labs British ale yeast because of it's high attenuation._x000D_September 28, 2013
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