Dead Ringer® IPA All Grain Beer Recipe Kit

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Dead Ringer® IPA All Grain Beer Recipe Kit

SKU 1534



Product Details

Dead Ringer is a nod of the cap to the stalwart IPA of the upper Midwest. This devilishly simple recipe flaunts clean American base malt flavors, muted notes of caramel, and then brazenly boasts the classic flavors of Centennial hops. It cascades into the glass with a fiery orange hue while releasing relentless wafts of dominant citrus tones of grapefruit, and then opens up into an abyss of inescapable bitterness and beastly citrus flavor.

Brewing Notes:

  • Style: American IPA
  • Fermentation Range: 65-70°F
  • Original Gravity: 1.064
  • SRM: 9.5
  • IBU: 70
  • ABV: 6.2%

Tasting Notes:

  • Aroma: Moderate malt aroma consisting of fresh bread and medium sweet caramel. Medium-high hop presence of citrus and floral notes.
  • Appearance: Orange hue with a bright white persistent foam cap. Slightly cloudy from dry hopping.
  • Flavor: Rich maltiness with a moderate caramel flavor. Medium-high bitterness with citrus, floral and slightly earthy notes.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate creaminess and medium carbonation leaving a smooth finish.


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Additional Information



Beer Color Amber
Original Gravity


Total Time to Make 6 weeks
Regional Style USA
Alcohol Content High
Yield 5 Gallons
Beer Style IPA
Fermentation Type Ale
Beer Recipe Kit Instructions Click here for recipe kit instructions

Notes from Brad, Northern Brewer Head Brewer:

"Dead Ringer is our way of paying tribute to one of the most iconic IPAs in America. In the upper Midwest (and many other parts of the country), this beer is a mainstay of aficionados. A simple malt bill and hearty doses of Centennial creates magic with only 2 malts and 1 hop variety. The resulting product is awash in hop aroma, while not overpowering the malt component. Aromas of citrus fruits and floral notes dominate, while the rich malt character in the background offers a perfectly balanced pint.

This recipe does come with a relatively high gravity, so be sure to pitch enough yeast to ensure fermentation health. One pack of Omega or Imperial should do the trick, but to be sure, a yeast starter or multiple packs of yeast is recommended. Try to keep the temperature in the lower range of recommendations (65°F is perfect!) to ensure that your batch has the cleanest possible flavor without producing too many esters. When finished and carbonated, share with another and there will be two hearts with ample joy!"

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Many Likes

Turned out well and many that tried it thought it very good

John H.
Dead Ringer IPA

Great clone recipe of Bell's Two Hearted Ale. Tastes spot on.

Dead Ringer IPA review

This is the second time that I have made this kit. Not sure what the reason, but the hops character is not matched by its maltiness and it comes through too bitter for me with not enough balance. I did the dry hopping as suggested both times. I should probably try it once more without the dry hopping and see how it comes out. It definitely is better balanced drunk at 60 F than 40 F.

steven c.a.
Dead ringer ipa all grain

Great beer. Fast delivery
Good quality

Richard H.
Tastes like the real thing

Yep a dead ringer, great color body and flavor. I’ll be making this one again and again...