Haze Craze IPA | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

Haze Craze IPA | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • Bursting with hop character with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Our best-selling Hazy IPA year after year
  • Includes Warrior®, Citra®, and Mosaic® hops
  • Estimated ABV: 6.4%
  • Estimated IBUs: 28
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

Haze Craze is our take on the hazy New England IPA recipe. Also known as a North Eastern IPA, or Juicy IPA, it quickly became one of the most popular beer styles in the US. It packs all of the hop character that craft beer nerds love, and it's much softer and less bitter than classic West Coast IPAs, making it a much more approachable style for the uninitiated. The style accentuates hop character while maintaining a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Light in color but hazy due to heavy dry hopping, yeast selection, as well as additions of oat and wheat. Low in bitterness with a huge hop character due to hop-bursting, this beer will satiate even the biggest hop head.

NEIPA has become popular nationwide thanks to breweries like Tree House Brewing, The Alchemist, Hill Farmstead and Grimm Artisanal Ales. One taste of this delicious style will make a staple in your brew schedule. 

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.062-66
  • SRM (Color Range): 4.5
  • IBUs: 28
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 6.4%


Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.

Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.
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sounds good
David Fullen on Feb 3, 2023
Mark W on Jan 23, 2023
sounds good
David Fullen on Feb 3, 2023
Excellent hazy!
David Kitchka on Jan 24, 2023
Mark W on Jan 23, 2023
Have made it before, and I like it!
PATRICK J N on Jan 23, 2023
Try something new
David M on Jan 21, 2023
I want to brew another hazy IPA!
Ben B on Dec 13, 2022
Good reviews and I wanted a hazy IPA
Bernard L. on Jun 9, 2022
Looking for a fruity ipa for the summer
Jami C S on Jun 8, 2022
Great deal
kelly s on May 28, 2022
wife wanted it
Christopher E on May 20, 2022
reviews and type of beer
Brennon O on Apr 20, 2022
I’m lazy and love ipa
Camden M on Apr 1, 2022
Looked for hazy IPA with medium IBU
Danny T H on Mar 9, 2022
Like the Citra and Mosaic hop mixture.
Troy S on Feb 11, 2022
looks good, love IPA's
Tom F on Feb 8, 2022
Because my first choice was not available
C C on Jan 7, 2022
My dad likes this style
Dan J E on Dec 15, 2021
prefer liquid
gerard h on Nov 18, 2021
Have made it before and it is amazing!!
Andy K on Oct 29, 2021
popular style
Elliot N on Aug 5, 2021
Tastes good
Daniel S on Jul 19, 2021
Quick batch
Jeffery L on Jul 3, 2021
had it before and loved it
Thomas M on Jun 23, 2021
It is delicious!
Valued C on Jun 4, 2021
Looks like a good recipe with good reviews.
David B on Jun 3, 2021
I've got covid and need another 50 beers
Connor M on Apr 22, 2021
favorite recipe of friends and family
Rich W on Apr 20, 2021
looking for a new england style ipa
Joan M. B on Apr 16, 2021
Because it's easier to use.
Paul Todd on Apr 13, 2021
Great Kit
John S on Mar 6, 2021
2nd time ordering. It was great!
Aaron Schmidt on Feb 20, 2021
Very tasty!!!
Sharon Napiwocki on Feb 16, 2021
Fellow brewer referral
Ryan N Z on Feb 12, 2021
I love NE IPA's
Anthony S G on Jan 15, 2021
Good beer but not hazy
Don Hague on Nov 26, 2020
I made this once, and it tasted so good I had to make it again.
Matthew S on Nov 24, 2020
trying to copy a local beer
Robert S on Oct 13, 2020
Love Tree House
Valued C on Oct 13, 2020
Used it before and satisfied
Arnie L on Oct 6, 2020
Makes a great beer.
LA W on Sep 25, 2020
sounds like it goes with the yeast
Alexander T on Sep 11, 2020
Brewed twice loved it
Andrew S on Sep 8, 2020
Want to perfect it with new equipment
Josh B on Aug 29, 2020
Better results than DME
John G on Aug 17, 2020
I like IPA's!
Sean M on Aug 12, 2020
Love this style
christopher t on Aug 10, 2020
I made this beer once before and it was a big hit with my friends and family! They insist on more!
David C on Jul 25, 2020
Used it before
Philip T on Jun 17, 2020
Loving the NEIP's at this time, Wanted to try your recipe
John B on Jun 1, 2020
Love Treehouse Julius - hope it is close
John C. B on Jun 1, 2020
Excellent hazy!
David Kitchka on Jan 24, 2023
Have made it before, and I like it!
PATRICK J N on Jan 23, 2023
I usually do two weeks in primary then two weeks in secondary fermenter. Should I just add the first addition of hops after a week or still the three days? And in the secondary is the full two weeks alright?
Ronald Conover on Apr 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I find my best NEIPA are done with a fully attenuated primary, no dry hop. Use the right yeast to get your haze. Drop the yeast if you can (conicals are wonderful additions over carboys) and then add your dryhops. I often do one dryhop in fermenter after yeast drop, then rack off to a filter keg with hops in the keg. Make sure to burp the fermenter with some co2 after dryhopping to eliminate oxidation.
This is my second time brewing this kit- Both times much darker than expected. What am I doing wrong?
Elyse Ryan on Jul 24, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Ive only brewed this once and I went by the directions. It turned out very dark for me as well. I've since experimented with late extract additions on other brews. If you try that it could potentially help lighten the color a little. Other than that, maybe just try another kit or substitute for lighter ingredients.
When transferring my wort from kettle to primary fermentor carboy, I noticed my wort was DARK. Any ideas on how this may have happened? Thanks in advance!
Kevin Cayton on May 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The other answers here raise great points that there could have been some scorching or that the solids from the hops can distort the color as your wort goes into the fermenter. Turning off your flame while pouring in the extract can reduce the risk of scorching.
Before transferring from the kettle into the fermenter waiting 10 minutes for the hops and other solids to settle to the bottom is a great way to get clearer wort and less sediment in the fermenter.

For all extract brews one great way to achieve a lighter color is to only add half of the malt extract at the beginning of the boil and the other half at the end of the boil. This will prevent any excess caramelization of the malt extract thus lightening the color and reducing residual sweetness.
I made my first dry hop addition (following recipe) after 3 days in fermenter. They have now been in there for 8 days. Am I supposed to take them out before the next addition of hops or is it okay to leave in until I bottle? I plan to make next addition tomorrow and bottle in 4 days. If I leave the first addition in until bottling, that means it would have been in for 12 days. I'm a little concerned about off flavors from leaving them in too long, but not sure if I should be with this overall short amount of time. Thanks
Aaron Schmidt on Feb 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi Aaron - We recommend dry hopping only 5 days for the first addition of hops, I would recommend pulling the first addition of hops by now. Go ahead and add the second addition of hops 3 days prior to bottling.
Do you steep flaked oats and flaked wheat like normal steeping grains?
Connor Sinclair on Apr 4, 2020
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BEST ANSWER: For hazy beers you can steep the oats and wheat with the specialty grains since they are primarily adding starches to create the mouthfeel and haze. If you want the flavor of them to be subtler and not add as much mouthfeel then it would be great to do a mini-mash to convert some or all of the starches while still leaving a velvety mouthfeel like an oatmeal stout.
Does this beer oxidize after bottling using the traditional bottling method?
Michael C on Dec 13, 2022
BEST ANSWER: Since my beer goes into kegs I cannot answer the bottling question directly. Made this recipe twice and it was excellent both times. In the years I bottled beer I never heard of oxidation from my home brewing mentors and friends.
What is the estimated (ideal) gravity of this beer?
Sam Sayad on Jun 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I honestly quite taking gravity readings before and after fermentation but with the grain bill in the kit I would say the starting gravity should be in the 1040 - 1056 range after the boil and 1008-1015 range after fermentation.
What's the best fermentation temperature for it? I'll be using Wyeast London Ale III
JamesC814366206 on Aug 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The recommended fermentation temperature for this kit is 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
How do I get the egg yolk color that some people are getting? What yeast are you using?
JamesC814366206 on Jul 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I used White Labs WLP095 Burlington yeast. Fermentation was really aggressive, took off quickly and gas bubbling lasted a full week. Good luck, Charlie

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Rated 5 out of 5
Best Hazy IPA I've brewed
Friends and family thought it tasted as good or better as any craft-brewed hazy IPA out there. Definite winner.
April 1, 2024
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Hazy IPA
I have brewed Hazy Craze twice now and really enjoy it. Hoppy but not bitter. I used Imperial Juice Ale yeast instead of their recommendations. Really like the flavor it adds. Will brew this again.
January 16, 2024
Rated 5 out of 5
MoreBeer Delivered
I've brewed hundreds of gallons of beer but only a couple hazy IPAs. I used to shy away from drinking regular IPAs finding them too bitter, however, I discovered hazy and New England IPAs and my palette opened up. With the temperature warming up, I decided to brew this beer. I thought my fermentation stalled out after adding in the first round of dry hops, so I emailed MoreBeer. I followed their advice and am very pleased with how this beer turned out. It's light, refreshing, and not harshly hoppy. I'm sure I'll be brewing Haze Craze IPA again in the coming months.
May 3, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5
Came out great, highly recommend
February 12, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Lots of hops for dry hopping
December 16, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Haze Craze
Turned out good. Really like the flavor and hop smell. Will make again for sure!
December 11, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Great IPA but it’s NOT Juicy or Fruity like a NEIPA should be.
Did the LME extract version with the Vermont Yeast shipped in a $3.99 ice pack. Pitched the yeast and no yeast action or change in gravity for 3 days, went to local brew shop and bought some WLP London Fog and pitched it. Beer took off the next day. OG was 1.064 and FG was 1.010. Followed the directions that were sent with the kit. This is a great/awesome tasting IPA but it’s no NEIPA. I have no juicy hop flavors and there’s definitely bitterness and dryness in this beer like a typical IPA. I wouldn’t think tossing in the London Fog yeast or doing the last dry hop in a keg At room temp would affect the flavors but My result is This is no NEIPA. MoreBeer if I’m wrong please let me know. I’m in search of making the best NEIPA beer out there.
September 3, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great beer
This beer turned out great! Very forgiving with fermentation temperature during hot summer.
July 18, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Outstanding (at botteling)
The appearance, flavor, mouthfeel, etc. are all excellent at bottling. Looking forward to trying after carbonization. This is the first hazy I have brewed that is as hazy as the commercial offerings I have tried.
Also my first time using hop pellets in over 30 years of brewing and liked the ease of using them. I might be a convert, or at least use some pellets with whole cones. Living in Oregon, I do like the fresh whole cone hops that are readily available.
June 29, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great beer
This was a great ingredient kit. I loved how all the hops were pre-measured and ready to go. The aroma is fantastic as is the flavor.
April 30, 2020
over 4 years ago