AHS American IPA I  (14B) - ALL GRAIN

AHS American IPA I (14B) - ALL GRAIN

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Your Price:$30.94
Item Number:BE1-R02021

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This golden California-style IPA is similar in style to Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale.

Specialty malts: Special B, English Crystal
Featured hops: Columbus, Cascade

O.G. = 1.060
F.G. = 1.012
Approximately 6.3% ABV
Approximately 201 Cal / 12 oz
Makes 5 US gallons
3 Stars
not a hoppy IPA kit
A low budget IPA kit. I replaced all the hopps in the kit with my own choices. Cenntenial,cascade,and dry-hopped with Amarillo. I brewed the mini-mash with wyeast liquid yeast . Even with my hopps,still a mild IPA,not bad,not great.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 4/6/2014
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4 Stars
Classic Review
I brewed the all-grain version without the alcohol boost and it really turned out great. I dry hopped with 2oz of cascade for one week and it made it all the better. The aroma is fantastic while still having a balanced flavor profile. I plan on brewing this recipe again.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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4 Stars
Classic Review
I used the mini-mash kit. Used a yeast starter, fermentation started within hours and finished in under a week. I left it in the fermenter for three weeks to clear up (and because I got busy). Went straight from primary to bottles. Refrigerated a few after 3 weeks in bottles, and they tasted great! Even the wife likes them, after my last couple batches of beer have been sub-par. Some people commented this isn't hoppy enough for an IPA. I think it's plenty hoppy, and I'm glad I did not add more hops than what comes with the kit. It has good bitterness and hoppy aroma. This should satisfy most people's quench for something hoppy and easy to drink. I would only add more hops if you're a big hophead drinker.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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3 Stars
Classic Review
AHS does not provide the recipe prior to purchase, so I'll be careful not to expose the actual recipe, but there are some important things to note. The kit comes with only 3 ounces of hops - including 1 ounce for dry hopping. As far as I'm concerned, that's not enough to call a kit an IPA. I was concerned that there would not be enough hops, so I also ordered 2 ounces of nugget hops that I added at 30 mins and at flameout. The resulting brew is not bad, but I will not purchase this kit again because it is not what I consider an IPA.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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4 Stars
Classic Review
Excellent brew. Non-IPA drinkers were converted. Best brew so far.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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4 Stars
Classic Review
Batch maybe about #70. Mini mash - I have not always given AHS glowing remarks on a few of their recipes - in fact a few I just did not like at all. First let me say that this is a crowd pleaser even for (as some have mentioned) non-IPA people which makes perfect sense. I feel this is more like a stronger Amber or perhaps an American Brown. Here is why. For one thing AHS always over estimates the ABV. No way will this get to 6.6% unless you have 100% brewery efficiency and with an extract no way will that EVER happen 70% IF you are lucky. IPA? hmmmm 3 oz's of hops TO ME is not an American IPA - British IPA is closer with the Special B adding a lot of Carmel and darkness. AGAIN - very very good brew!! In fact it will be offered in a brewery as a guest tap so . . . . . . It'll turn out darker then an American and with only an estimated 35 IBUs it falls short. HOWEVER - the good news - it's a WONDERFUL beer. It's a quaffer and before you know it your glass is empty. The American Ale II should be brewed on the warmer side, closer to 70 for more hops, cooler for cleaner brew. The Special B is what makes this beer so tasty. Go for it if you want a beer that will please everybody but if you are looking for a hop bomb look elsewhere.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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4 Stars
Classic Review
Best beer yet from AHS! I'm not a "hop-head" so a little leary of the IPA family. This kit is does not have that overwhelming hop content and was balanced well. Based on the above comments I tried the extract kit with alcohol boost and the taste was fantastic! You have to try it.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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4 Stars
Classic Review
So thrilled as to how this turned out. This was my first 5 gallon all grain recipe. I slightly undershot my OG dues to learning new equipment but it still produced a 5.8% masterpiece. This beer is not aggressively hopped. In my opinion its more of an American Pale Ale. In no way does that take from the quality of the final product. It's really well balanced with the perfect amount of bitterness. Titles aside, if you want to call this an APA, IPA, or just a Pale Ale.....Whatever you call it, IT'S GOOD!!!!
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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4 Stars
Classic Review
This was a first all-grain attempt for me, and it turned out great. Single infusion mash produced a slightly darker coloring than I would have expected (almost an amber). Your directions were easy to follow, and the kit was packaged well, so the hydrometer I ordered with the kit survived shipping. Great flavor! I agree with an earlier review that this might come across more like an APA, but whatever you want to call it, I'm making more.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
4
4 Stars
Classic Review
Turned out great. I plan on brewing this one again.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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