Imperial IPA Home Brewing Beer Kit

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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.

 

Click to download the instructions in pdf format.

This shows our Imperial IPA after it has been in the bottle for 3 weeks.

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Average rating 8.41935483870968 out of 10 ( based on 31 reviews )

Good Kit!

Review by MARC M. on 9/16/2005

Pros: This kit brews high in alchohol and is a very strong brew! Great "bang-for-your-buck".

Cons: Kit seems to need a dry hop addition although that may be a matter of personal taste!

Great Kit

Review by JAMES B. on 10/2/2005

Pros: This turned out to be a big hit. It was high in alcohol, and was pretty easy to brew. Lots of compliments on this batch.

Cons: It took longer than I expected to carbonate in the bottles (not a big deal) and a dry hop addition would have made this a 10.

great combo

Review by John W. on 10/18/2005

Pros: Not only does is this ale strong on hops, it also has a rich carmel flavor that I have come to expect from your kits. It has flavor to chew on. My lite-beer drinking friends love it.

Cons: none

Imperial IPA Kit

Review by Terry B. on 10/31/2005

Pros: Verrrry nice malt profile.

Cons: The kit should be called "Imperial Bock". I added 4 ozs. of pellet hops to boil, then ran boiling priming water through 2 ozs of Wild New Mexico hops to make it live up to it's name

great malt profile

Review by thomas c. on 12/9/2005

Pros: it's just as the ad's and other reviews state. great malt taste with a bit of bitterness to balance it.

Cons: for an ipa i was expecting more of a hop taste.

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