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Hop Mothra IPA by Jim Nielsen (Malt Extract Kit)
KIT754
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Description

If you have a monstrous craving for intense hop flavor, you’ll need a beast of equal proportion to do battle. Enter Hop Mothra! This liquid kaiju isn’t interested in saving (or destroying) Tokyo. Her only motive is to slake your thirst and leave you yearning for more – so much so that you’d swim to Infant Island for another taste. With a nice malt backbone (err thorax?) this beast will soar over your tongue and, with a flap of her wings, send a hurricane of hop flavor to assault your taste buds.
 
Jim Nielsen’s Hop Mothra IPA uses 10 lbs of Ultralight Malt Extract, 1 pound of Light DME, and a trio of crystal malts that give this beer a beautiful pale to medium amber color. Perle, Cascade, and Liberty hops lend a spicy aroma with flavors of grape fruit and citrus.
 
Jim began home brewing in 1994, but it wasn’t until the Great American Beer Festival of ‘98 that he came across a beer that would alter the course of his hobby. Grant’s Brewing Company made a batch of beer especially for the festival – Hopzilla! This beer made such an impression on Jim that he decided to take his passion for home brewing to the next level, and he began his search for a brew system that would allow him to do everything the pros can do. He helped MoreBeer! develop one of our first digitally controlled brew sculptures, and not long after he had brewed his own version of Hopzilla that he (unsurprisingly) enjoyed more than the original – HOP MOTHRA! Raise a glass to Jim, and give thanks for this monster of an IPA.
 

Estimated Original Gravity:1.067-71
SRM (Color Range): 11
IBU's: 55-59
Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 6.7%



Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags or yeast. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled unless otherwise requested at the time of purchase.

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

Item # KIT754
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Availability California - Out Of Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 15LBS
ABV %6.5
IBU55
SRM14
Beer StyleIPA & Imperial IPA
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessHigh (46-70ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
Pre-MilledY
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Not my favorite
I brewed this once. I don't really have any desire to brew it again. There isn't anything bad about it but it doesn't fit into the category of beers that I drink.
May 3, 2014
Great Beer
This is only my second brew. I followed the recipe and then dry hopped with four ounces of whole Williamette hops for about two weeks. I am absolutely in love with this beer. I would like to do it 3, 4, 500 more times and experiment with it to dial it in some more to my tastes. Great recipe; I am a self diagnosed hop head and this beer, while slightly lacking in bitterness for my tastes, kicks butt. I will be brewing this one again soon.
January 30, 2013