The White IPA is one of the newest sub-styles of IPA, and it’s the perfect Spring/Summer beer for those who love hops as well as those who love fruity/spicy beers. This beer is a combination of what we love about Witbiers- spicy, light, fruity, and refreshing- combined with American citrusy hops to make an IPA (we Americans are pretty good at doing that, huh?). With a little fruit, a little spice, and a lot of hops, this beer marries the best of both worlds.
Our recommendation is to use the Belgian Wit yeast strains listed, but if you're new to White IPAs, you may go with a more neutral American Ale yeast for a “cleaner” IPA flavor. Both will give great results.
All orders containing Liquid Yeast will be shipped with a complimentary ice pack to ensure safe shipping!
White Rapids IPA - Extract Recipe Kit Instructions
India Pale Ale came into the brewing scene as a measure in practicality actually. In the 1700s, sailers had trouble getting their beers to India due to the long voyage around the Cape of Good Hope. Brewers would add larger additions of hops, and increase the alcohol content, and thus, the beers could survive the voyage in a time before refrigeration and avoid being flat and sour upon arrival.
- Batch Size: 5 Gallons
- Mash at 152ºF
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.059 SG
- Est. Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 6.4-6.5%
- Bitterness: 60 IBUs
- Estimated Color: 4 SRM
Malts and Adjuncts:
- Extra Light DME
- Bavarian Wheat DME
- Flaked Wheat
- Dried Sweet Orange Peel
- Coriander Seed
- Horizon Hop Pellets
- Citra Hop Pellets
- Centennial Hop Pellets
- Cascade Hop Pellets
Brewed this up a month or so ago and finally finished the last bottle. Good color, solid favor and great mix. The addition of the coriander and orange made for a refreshing and very drinkable beer. The hops arrived fresh and smelled wonderful, the packaging was all intact and the instruction were helpful. The use of a brewing software (eg. beersmith) helps with estimating ABV, color and IBU along with giving a step by step process of the brew day.
One thing I would have added to this to kick it to the next level would be a round of dry hopping, while the flavoring and bittering hops were top notch, the aroma was somewhat muted. Overall a fantastic beer and one I'll recommend to others.
I used the WLP400 yeast, and brewed back in March my OG was a a few points low, but this might be because I followed the instructions and added the extra sugar after racking into my secondary. Kegged last night and measured FG at 1.008 ( target 1.010) . The beer was bright and clear and smelled great. Not being one to throw away beer, I put my sample in the fridge and drank it flat, probably my best beer yet! I can't wait until it's carbed up and ready to serve!
Everything we were "hopping" for
I would really appreciate an easier to follow directions list. I was teaching a friend and told him to read the directions a couple of times before we started. I must admit, it's a poorly done job. Had I been a beginner, things could've gone worse.
This beer is the best IPA I have ever brewed. Other brew stores don't come close to this White IPA. I've tried multiple brands and this one is the best by far! If you want a crisp, and bright IPA this is your choice.