With 11 oz of hops, this double IPA is insane. It is similar to Bell's Hopslam IIPA.
Specialty malts: aromatic, Carapils®
Featured hops: Chinook, Styrian Golding, Centennial, Crystal, Hallertau
O.G. = 1.089
F.G. = 1.020
Approximately 9.0% ABV
Approximately 309 Cal / 12 oz
Makes 5 US gallon
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Bittersweet! Hops aroma and bitterness balance out high sweetness and alcohol content. A must try for those who like IPA. Used the Wyeast American Ale yeast. For dry hopping, I reused an old grain bag to reduce sediment.
TIP It is similar to Hopslam and Hopslam is one of my favorites. It is still a little off so I would recommend switching out the extra corn sugar with some honey and also adding in a half oz of simcoe dry hop and you should hit the mark. Either way, one of my favorite kits (along with the Belgian Wheat IPA)
Amazing, awesome. Huge fermentaiton. Did a boost and got my OG a point higher. Hit predicted FG. It has an amazing graham cracker taste. SUPER good, will brew again...probably this xmas.
i made the all grain version of this and it turned out to be quite tasty. i'm still a newb at this and i have never tried the real HopSlam, so i can't say how it compares to the original. mine came out to be a very well balanced DIPA, not the typical hop bomb. the smell is of wonderful citrus and floral hops, and the taste follows. it has that slight grapefruit/citrus hops flavor that, unlike some others, i love in a DIPA. however, it is not overwhelming. the maltiness kicks in to balance it out pretty nicely. the maltiness comes through stronger as it warms. the aftertaste is a great balance of the two that leaves you wanting more. overall, this is a great recipe that i will definately be brewing again.
I am now finally able to leave a comment on this brew. I brewed an extract version of this up over the spring, and followed the directions with one difference; I added 1 lb of local florida honey to the wort w/ 5 minutes left in the boil. This raised the OG and the beer came out right at about 10.5% (roughly what HopSlam comes in at). It was bottled 7/7/2013, and by September there was still absolutely no carbonation! I guess the yeast pooped out with such a high ABV. I added 1mL of rehydrated dry yeast to each bottle and after 2 weeks it is perfect! Great mouthfeel, hop aroma and bitterness. I can tell it won't take many of these to make the girls look pretty, and this should be gone in no time. A few pointers to make this more HopSlammish: I would encourage everyone to add 1 lb of honey, this will get your ABV near HopSlam's and it seems more authentic. Second, I would recommend that you change up the hops used. Probably go with some simcoe and maybe some other more citrusy flavored hops. There are several posts online that give hints about what Bells uses for its recipe; the hop schedule for this recipe is very different. I found the only difference between my homebrew and Hopslam to be a lack of citrus and floral aroma and taste, which is present in HopSlam. I didn't do this and now regret it, however don;t get me wrong this is still a very drinkable IIPA and I will definitely brew again. Lastly, repitch some yeast at bottling for this big beer! Cheers!