New England IPAs have certainly gained traction as a mainstay of the craft beer scene. The hazy light color and massive amount of late-addition hops create a delicious beer oozing with hop flavor and aroma. Now, it’s time up up the ante, and this deck is stacked. Eight unique ingredients, just over eight percent ABV and bursting with massive flavors and aromas of tangerine, orange, pineapple, mango, slightly resinous pine and sweet hard candy makes Hazy Eights an unbeatable play.
- Style: Double New England IPA
- Fermentation Range: 64-74F
- Original Gravity: 1.078
- SRM: 4
- IBUs: 53
- ABV: 8.3%
Faint bready malt notes overshadowed by hop aromas of citrus, tropical fruit, pear and subdued resinous pine.
Medium to bright orange color with significant haziness. Tight bright white foam head with lasting stability.
Medium-low soft malt flavors of fresh multi-grain bread play a secondary role to huge hop and yeast derived flavors of orange, mango, pineapple. Moderate bitterness is well balanced by the slightly sweet malt flavors that linger upon swallowing.
Medium body with medium-high creaminess and mouthfeel. Very smooth and soft on the palate with a silky finish.
Brewmaster Brad’s Notes:
“Now that the New England IPA style is around to stay, there is but one way to go with it - make it stronger! Loosely based on our popular Fruit Bazooka NE IPA kit, Hazy Eights Double New England IPA is a real ass-kicker.
The combination of Amarillo®and El Dorado provides a spectrum of citrus and tropical fruit flavors, while the modest dose of Idaho #7 hops rounds out the fruity flavor profile and adds a little resinous pine note to make things even more interesting. Brewed with the lightest malts around and a slug of simple corn sugar, this beer will maintain as light of a color as possible, while still fermenting to over 8% ABV.
Despite the simple sugar addition, oats and wheat malt help to maintain a smooth, creamy body and create a tight, dense and lasting foam head.”
AMARILLO® is a trademark owned by Virgil Gamache Farms, Inc.
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|Support Documents - Instructions||Click here for instructions|
|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||New England IPA|
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
I brew IPAs for other folks - they have not been to my taste. Since I had to sample this one before I started to give it away....I was pleasantly surprised that I rather enjoyed it. I’ve not yet shared it with anyone else but soon I expect to have some reviews from my IPA fans.
My first time brewing this (extract) kit and only the third beer I've kegged for my recently-built 4-tap keezer. I read that NE IPAs in particular would benefit from kegging vs bottling with less oxidation. I have bottled only 2 other NE IPAs recently and they were decent, but this one sure hit it out of the park. A nice floral, resinuous hit with some citrus on the end. Plenty of punch, very happy with this kit.
You keep asking for a review, but it will be at least another week before I taste it.
Excellent flavor & hoppy! Thanks...keep up the great brews! Lee
My first attempt at a DIPA and I'm really glad I chose this one. From boil to open bottle in about 4 ½ weeks. Easy to follow recipe, my only issue was my air lock couldn't handle the primary so I had to quickly change out to a hose and bucket. I used my Catalyst Conical Fermenter so not transfer was needed. I will buy this kit again for sure!