DetailsThe philosophy behind this inspired ale is simple: a slew of iconic floral, citrusy and piney American hops is showcased by a simple yet speculative embodiment of malt. Compelling bitterness is provided by a potent addition of pure hop oil extract, and buttressed with a rigorous doctrine of kettle additions and an ascendant dry hopping axiom. This stately stature of hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma will escalate you to a contemplative frame of mind.
Aroma Massive hop aroma overwhelms the subtle malt character. Citrus, pine, slightly floral. Appearance Light copper color with fair clarity. Firm brilliant white head forms well with moderate retention. Flavor Clean malt profile with very slight hints of caramel. Hop flavor is dominant with gripping bitterness and loads of citrusy, piney, dank and floral hop flavors. Solidly balanced towards the hops. Clean fermentation, very minimal esters. Long bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel Medium body with medium carbonation. Slight alcohol warmth with moderate creaminess. Overall Impression A real showcase for American west coast hops. Hop aroma is evident well before the pint reaches your lips. Complex hop flavors with firm bitterness.
- Details & Instructions
4.7 / 5.06 ReviewsAwesome!I used sanitized stainless steel hop balls suspended from the finger loop of a sanitized plastic drink bottle for the dry hopping in my Fast Ferment vessel. After the recommended secondary ferment time I pulled this out, removed the sediment flask from the bottom, stirred in dissolved & boiled priming sugar, and bottled. Within a week it had a little carbonation with very little sediment in the bottles, and from then until around 6 weeks the citrus hop character just blows you away, as attested by the fellow brewer I do tasting exchanges with. With more age, the citrus character gets toned down and a little more pine character starts to come through.August 28, 2016This is the Best Beer I Have Brewed Yet!This DIPA rivals anything you can buy in a store. I boosted the octane over 8% by adding 1lb of honey. It was two weeks in the primary and two weeks in the secondary. There is a lot of sludge but I filter by putting a muslin bag with ties on the outlet tube when transferring to secondary and from secondary to bottling bucket. I only have about 12 bottles of this left and I am savoring every one! I'll definitely buy this kit again.September 8, 2016Good, but watch for sludgeThe beer turned out better than I was expecting. The only thing I had to deal with was the amount of hop material going in. It left a good bit of sludge even after transferring to a secondary. We put it in the keg but it clogged immediately. We had to transfer it again and filter it to get a decent keg-able beer.July 30, 2016Use hop bagsI have found the nylon hop bags marvelous for reducing the sludge from the hops. $5-ish each.July 30, 2016Amazing Beer - better with bottle agingThis beer was substantially better after aging for a few more weeks in the bottles. Doesn't take too many for it to hit you, either.December 6, 2016Purchased
1 year agoSuper Big IPAHmm. My previous 3 star review never appeared on the site - I wonder what happened to it. Anyway, I'm bumping it up to 4. This is not a cheap recipe, but it makes a very good big IPA, with loads of resinous hop flavor to savor. I was a little concerned about the freshness of the hops (It is all pellet and a hopshot), but I'm happy with how it turned out.April 10, 2017Purchased
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- Customer Q&A
Browse 7 questions Browse 7 questions and 13 answerswhat is this a clone ofBEST ANSWER: Says it's a clone of Pliney The eldercan you use carbonation tablets instead of a priming sugar mix?BEST ANSWER: Yes, a person can use a by-the-bottle priming method like carbonation tablets or Fizz Drops when bottling beer, instead of regular priming sugar. -Mike W, Midwest SuppliesDoes this kit include liquid or dry malt extract?BEST ANSWER: This kit includes both liquid and dry malt extracts.I've dry hopped before, but never with two additions. Should the first addition remain in the beer after the second addition?
The hops in this recipe are ridiculous! I can't wait to try it!BEST ANSWER: Yes, the first addition of dry hops would remain in the beer when the second addition is put into the carboy. It is an amazing amount of hops for a single batch of beer! - Mike W, Midwest SuppliesAfter the cooldown and before the yeast pitch I took a sample and the hydrometer reading was 1.100 is that right??? The wort was very foamy (after moving back and forth between buckets to aerate) and full of particulate which settled in the measuring tube. Made the recipe as per instructions, no adds, steeped the grains for 30min and squeezed out the liquid. I did spin the hydrometer a few times, even let it sit in the liquid for about an hour while I cleaned up to let the liquid settle more. 1.100 seems way highBEST ANSWER: That is a bit high for this kit. Did you add water to come out to 5 gallons? Another possibility is wort stratification, where the higher concentrated wort separates from the added water. If your sample came from the highly concentrated side, that could be the cause. If that does happen, it should be fine after fermention. Hope this helps, let us know if you need anything else!What number do you put on the IBUs ?BEST ANSWER: Hello John,
Thank you for choosing Midwest Supplies! That beer will come out to approximately 100 IBUs depending on a few factors such as water hardness, boil vigor, complete length of time at boil temperature, speed of chill, etc... I hope that this helps, let me know if you have any further questions!What is the approximate ABV of the finished product?BEST ANSWER: Right around 7 or 7.5 %