American IPA [I.P.A.] - 40 pt. (4 kg premium kit)
Great balance between malt and hops, very fruity with great overtones of pine needles, with slight herbal character with a full and lingering dry bitter flavour.
Nothing excites the craft beer drinker more than an IPA, almost the flagship beer of the American Craft beer revolution. This beer is far different from the sub 4% beers originally brewed to slake the thirst of British toops in India.
These days American IPAs are brewed to be drunk fresh using copious amounts of fragrant American hops that give them their unique pine, fruit salad and floral character. Youngs have used three of the most popular and heavily sought after hops Simcoe, Centennial and Chinook.
Chinook and Centennial are classic American hops, beautiful and fragrant they exude grapefruit and floral character, the Simcoe tempers this fruit with a more savoury pine resin character. The US West Coast craft brewery ale yeast strain gives such a clean fermentation profile, so these hops shine through explosively giving you an fantastic IPA to brew at home that will rival the world's best.
This IPA pours like a true IPA, pale gold with a fluffly white head, you're hit immediately by the aroma of this beer, intense pine and grapefruit with a side of tropical fruit salad. On the palate this beer has just enough malt to hold the amount of hops in check, giving a riot of flavours.
Makes 40 pints at approx 6.5% ABV