If you enjoyed Plinius the Wise Double IPA, you'll love this kit!
The 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.|
|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
Very hoppy, as you might have guessed. The extract kit was easy to brew and the instructions were clear. The final product was a tasty beer that got great reviews from all my friends.
I’ve probably brewed 15 or so beers this last year and recently brewed two DIPAs. The first one tasted like a high alcohol beer with very little substance. The second, which I’m writing about, may now become a rotating staple. I’ve never had the opportunity to try a “ Pliny the Elder” but understand the excitement after brewing a clone. This came out at 9% ABV and the large amount of hops blended well. Neither the alcohol or any hop flavor was dominant and it was not as bitter as I expected. The aroma was not huge, but good, taste is earthy with slight grapefruit. Having said that, I really like hoppy beers and usually add extra, except this time. Already ordered another.
First time brewing this kit and I am really happy with the results. I will certainly brew it again. ABV came out to 7.7.