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Hop Blonde - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)
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Description

This Hop Blonde is definitely one that you won't forget!  You'll dream about it.  You'll get nervous when it is near, but you know that you two are made for each other.  The recipe is a fairly standard blonde recipe, but it's that "Simcoe personality" that makes this blonde so unique!  Our Hop Blonde is well balanced, and the dry hop addition makes this beer slightly complex, but still easy to enjoy.

Estimated Original Gravity:1.043-48
SRM (Color): 6
IBU's: 27-33

Beer StyleBlonde & Kolsch
BitternessLow (10-25ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
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Sounds good. The price
DAVID C on May 3, 2018
summer beer
Peter S on Apr 7, 2018
Sounds good. The price
DAVID C on May 3, 2018
Love this beer, its apart of my normal rotation. Great summer beer.
Doug K on May 3, 2018
summer beer
Peter S on Apr 7, 2018
My favorite beer
T O on Apr 5, 2018
Looks interesting!
Nicolas G on Mar 31, 2018
Love this beer, its apart of my normal rotation. Great summer beer.
Doug K on May 3, 2018
My favorite beer
T O on Apr 5, 2018
Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Great all around kit. I always add an extra ounce of hops for 5 days. I ran out of us 05 so used dry ale yeast instead. This yeast gave it a German beer flavor
April 27, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
This one was amazing. We kicked the keg fast after this one.
January 30, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Good beer!
Light and easy to drink.
January 13, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Hop Blonde went fast
I really enjoyed this beer. I split the batch. I did 2.5 gallons per the recipe and 2.5 gallons on an extra 1oz of Mosaic hops for 5 days. Both came out amazing and tapped at the same time. I will buy this kit in the future and experiment dry hopping with something new each time. The hard part is keeping it around long enough to see if it gets better with age.
May 22, 2017
Great beer!
Bought two of these so far and about to brew my third. Great beer left by itself. I double hops up on 2nd batch and it got a nice mild ipa flavor going on. I like blondes more sweet so going to do it again, with less bittering hops and see what happens!
August 18, 2016
Great go to beer
This one turned out a great low bitter beer with lots of flavor. Very easy to drink, smells and taste like a good ipa without the bitterness. This is a good everyday beer, and blends well with other very bitter ipa's. Well keep on tap for friends not into ipa's and stouts, or for times I want to drink a lot of lower abv beer. Overall great beer that I believe anyone would like. Cheers
December 9, 2015
Hop Blonde Ale
Ordered 3 of these kits. All of them have turned out great. I got 70% to 75% efficiency on average. Added and extra ounce of Chinook @ 30 minutes and an ounce of Simcoe at flameout for a much hoppier taste and aroma on the 2nd and 3rd batches. Makes a great "poorman's IPA".
This beer has good head retention and lacing to the bottom of the glass. GREAT value for the money.
November 11, 2015
Awesome
For the price, it doesn't get any better. This beer is incredibly smooth and easy to drink, while also showing a very nice bitterness and aroma, thanks to the Simcoe finish.

Also, not sure if I had super awesome efficiency (didn't take a gravity reading on this one) but after 2-3 of these beers I seem to start getting super buzzed. Not that I am complaining at all.
May 29, 2015
Smooth beer with Simco finish
I purchased this kit back in December. At first my wife was unsure about the hops combo. (its different than regular blond ale.) but she liked this beer even more. Great taste and light on the pallet. After 5 weeks the bitterness mellowed out and became too easy to drink. Smooth going down easy to pack away 6-8 beers a night.

If you want to try out dry hopping then THIS is the kit for you. Also + on the kit its only 18.99... Amazing deal!
May 5, 2015
Will be making this again!
This is a great recipe, medium to light body without overwhelming hops. Good malt flavor, dark gold color with a hint of red. GREAT head retention.
My efficiency with biab is somewhat low so I added 2 lbs of 2-row pale malt for 1.050 sg. Ended up about 5.5 abv.
I went a little light on the bittering hops with about .8 instead of 1 oz. I didn't do the dry hopping but may try it on the next batch.
Very refreshing and way too easy to drink.
March 27, 2015