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Heady Topper Clone - Topped With Hops Double IPA (All Grain)
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Description

Based off of one of the most exceptional east coast beers (in our humble opinion) on the market, this double IPA recipe instantly became one of our favorite ingredient kits!  Our version of a Heady Topper clone recipe is packed with almost a pound of hops, and is definitely a beer that will have hopheads in hopheaven.  

One of the first things we noticed when pouring this beer into the pint glass was the aroma.  With a dry hop addition consisting of Amarillo, Apollo, Centennial, Columbus, and Simcoe, we weren't necessarily surprised.  Impressed is more like it.  A balanced malt profile helps to tame the bitterness, allowing the hop flavor and aroma to be the true star in this recipe.

If you're a fan of IPAs, double IPAs, or anything having to do with hops, this is one beer you need to brew!

Estimated OG: 1.073-1.078
SRM: 7-8
Estimated IBU's: 105-110
Estimated alcohol ABV%: 8-8.3%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags or yeast. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below.

WLP001 - White Labs California Ale
WY1056 - Wyeast American
GY001 - GigaYeast NorCal Ale #1
IYA07 - Imperial Flagship
 

ABV %8.1
IBU110
SRM8
Beer StyleIPA & Imperial IPA
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentHigh (7-9%)
BitternessVery High (71ibu+)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodAll Grain
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When do I add candied sugar to boil with topped with hops all grain recipe kit?
alex schaefer on Apr 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Add it in with 10 minutes left to go in the boil.
Which of the recommended yeasts should I use?
AKIFUMI HASHIMOTO on Mar 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend GigaYeast Double Pitch - GY054 Vermont IPA Yeast. Going to be as close as a match to the strain that The Alchemist uses in Heady Topper.
GigaYeast Double Pitch - GY054 Vermont IPA Yeast
GigaYeast Double Pitch - GY054 Vermont IPA Yeast
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Alot of Kettle addition hops - be prepared.
Use hop bags or a hop spider etc. Lost a lot if wort because I didn't this time and decided to make up with water in fermenter which brought OG down. Smells awesome in the kettle. I'll see how it tastes in a few weeks.
April 2, 2018
Love it
I love this kit so much I think it will be in my regular rotation. I use the Gigiyeast Vermont IPA with
It, couldn't be happier.
July 30, 2017
A very nice DIPA recipe.
I'm down to the last couple of glasses of this brew and have coveted every sip. The only augmentation I made to the kit was to add a pound of 40L grain to compensate mash efficiency since I batch sparge. It darkens the brew a tad and adds a slightly more robust flavor on the malt side. The hop schedule is more diverse than I've used in the past, but the results are nicely balanced and flavorful. This is a really good kit. Buy and try!
February 24, 2017
Awesome!
Full disclosure, I have only tried a sip of Heady Topper once before I really knew that much about it. I only had a sip so I have nothing to go on, but this clone makes one awesome double IPA! Nice balance of Malt with a juicy hops blast. A good mix of dank from the columbus and simcoe, pine-yness from the Centennial, and juiciness from the Amarillo. I prefer it to almost any other IPA I have ever brewed. I easily enjoy it as much as a fresh growler of Pliny the Elder I got from the Russian River Brewery and that's saying a lot!
June 22, 2016