Imperial IPA is a term largely popularized on the West Coast of the United States, and refers to something stronger than a double IPA: a beer with more than twice the malt and hops of traditional West Coast IPA (which is already a fairly strong and hoppy beer). We have developed our Imperial IPA to be a strong ale with a crisp malt character and rich Simcoe hop accent. This is an ale for those who like a beer to be as flavorful as possible, for those who drink slowly and savor each swallow. Alcohol: 8.5%, IBU's 95.
We have reformulated this kit as of May 17th, 2013 to have a crisper, more pilsner like malt character and stronger Simcoe hop accent (keep this in mind when you read the reviews below).
Includes 13 pounds of our blended malt extract and brewing sugars, flavoring and aromatic hops (four additions), liquid ale yeast, and corn sugar for carbonation. Makes 5 gallons of strong ale with a starting gravity of at least 1.088.
This is an Advanced Kit: You will need a Secondary Fermenter, Yeast Starter Kit (item Q27), and Oxygen Aeration System (S78) to brew this kit successfully.
This shows our Imperial IPA after it has been in the bottle for 3 weeks.