Logo
 
Sale & Clearance
Deal Of The Day
M-80 IPA by Carlos Musquez (Malt Extract Kit)
KIT880
In Stock
Delivers to ( change ) by as part of our Fast & Free Shipping.
Faster Shipping Available. Details.
Returns
60 day no hassle return policy. Details
Description

Remember your parents scaring you with "Be careful of firecrackers, they can explode in your hand!"  Well let us warn you right now... our new, juicy M-80 IPA is going to explode in your mouth. It's going to be crazy. Flavors going everywhere. Maybe your parents would tell you to use caution and not to make this beer. But your grown up now, making adult decisions (most of the time), and we think you've earned the right to buy a beer kit with a fuse and a lighter. With a slight smile and a wink of the eye, we say "go ahead... have some fun".
 
Let us tell you about the inner workings of this bomb. Sure it has big IPA malt, but you want to know about the hops. It starts with an unreasonable amount of Simcoe, Columbus, and Centennial hops. By themselves these are all explosive hops, but together they combine to bring true, huge IPA hop flavor.  Because of the similarity of hops, one MoreBeer! staffer dubbed it a mini "Pliny The Elder... but with orange". High praise indeed.
 
Did you just say Orange? Well done sir, good paying attention. What really sets this IPA apart from the masses is that the recipe calls for you to cut up and add three fresh oranges into the fermenter. Crazy? We thought so. But that is what we love about our Signature Series of Beer Kits, a selection of crazy, unique beers that really stand out. M-80 IPA was designed and created by your fellow homebrewer, Carlos Musquez. We do admit he went a little AWOL on this kit and into uncharted territory, but we love a rebel. Being a graphic designer he also designed the very cool matching bottle labels. Bring a labeled six pack to your next party and you might be dubbed "The Bomb".
 
You will need to supply the three fresh oranges... we'd ship them to you, but they would get a little squishy.
 
Estimated Original Gravity: 1.060
Estimated SRM: 7
Estimated IBU's: 75-80
Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 6.5%
 
Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags or yeast. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled.

WLP001 - White Labs California Ale
WY1056 - Wyeast American Ale
GY001 - GigaYeast NorCal Ale #1
IYA07 - Imperial Flagship
 
Item # KIT880
Shipping Eligible for Free Shipping Program
Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 12LBS
ABV %6.5
IBU78
SRM8
Beer StyleIPA & Imperial IPA
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessVery High (71ibu+)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
Pre-MilledY
Community Q&A

Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 14 answers
Why did you choose this?
MoreFlavor Store
Good reviews
Michael T on Sep 14, 2018
price point
randy k on May 30, 2018
Good reviews
Michael T on Sep 14, 2018
Love this brew. Ive brewed this three times now and it turns out fantastic every time.
Christopher b on Jun 14, 2018
price point
randy k on May 30, 2018
Brewed before
kevin S on Apr 26, 2018
Want to try one of the "house beers". Was highly rated.
Matt R on Apr 21, 2018
I had a good experience with a different IPA kit from this site
VIjay A on Apr 4, 2018
want to make an IPA
Taylor F on Mar 4, 2018
Enjoy IPA's and this seemed a little different.
Steven M on Feb 22, 2018
Price and it looked like a good IPA
Kenneth M. B on Jan 17, 2018
Love this brew. Ive brewed this three times now and it turns out fantastic every time.
Christopher b on Jun 14, 2018
Brewed before
kevin S on Apr 26, 2018
Do people think adding a different fruit (e.g., pineapple) would still work with this brew?
Ari Frink on Apr 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I've had good luck adding ruby red grapefruit and separately yuzu a Japanese grapefruit. I've added pulp (but you can only do that for a couple of days and then take it out before it goes bad) and added the zest from the outer skin. Both ways seem to add something interesting to the flavor. This is a good beer to experiment with. enjoy!
Anybody make this without racking to secondary? Just dry hopped and oranges in primary?
Ari Frink on Aug 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, works fine. Also I've just put in squezed orange juice and not the oranges themselves.
Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
37 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
30
4
2
0
1
Tasty, High IBU IPA
Very flavourful, quite bitter (nice) and hoppy with a fantastic aroma of Oranges and hops. WIll share proudly.
April 26, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Love this beer. I’ve been insulted with folks telling me that my home brew, this brew, is as good as commercial microbrews. I let them know that this is better.
February 18, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Loved it!!!
Have brewed this kit twice and had very favorable results both times!
With the first batch, a failure to close a spigot on the fermentation carboy during transfer from boil kettle resulted in losing about 2 gals before I recognized my mistake. This error led me to name the first batch "Open Sipot IPA".
But aside from human error, this is an incredible kit
February 15, 2018
LoP brewer
Awesome refreshing beer with a nice citrus flavor without losing the IPA hoppiness.
February 6, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Orange is a nice touch
Adding fresh orange is sweet- make sure to use a good one!
Some friends rate this as #1of my brews, but a little too tart for me...but still a good beer ??
January 27, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Favorite Kit!!!
I got my first M-80 kit because it was on sale, but since them I have very purposely intended to make it my "house" IPA!!!
Brewed extract kit exactly per instructions, sanitizing orange cubes in vodka, and it is an incredible beer loved by all who have tasted it.
November 7, 2017
Great Value
This has become a go-to everytime I order. I've brewed it at least 12 times. It's great if you follow directions, or you can save some of the hops (and $) for other batches if you wish. However, the OG tends to be a bit higher with the extract version than the all-grain version of the same kit. Either way, its way cheaper for the kit than the ingredients separated!
July 26, 2016
Great Citrus Brew
I was also concerned about the lack of clarity of the instructions about the orange addition. As another reviewer has mentioned zest is peel. I didn?t want to get too spun up over the deal, and almost didn?t add orange at all. However I came up with a compromise that worked well for me. After three days of fermentation I washed and peeled four Halo Mandarins. I didn?t worry about contamination; I wore disposable nitrate gloves, I put my trust in Mother Nature. I broke the Halos down into natural sections, and then placed them into disposable muslin grain / hop bag. Then I squeezed the bags into the top small hole of my Speidels allowing the juice to run into the fermenter. I then steeped the bag until it sunk into the wort. I then dry hopped with seven days left of fermentation. The beer came out excellent, with an ABV of 7.7%. I always taste the beer left in the hydrometer and man this is going to be something special. As a matter of fact, I even rinsed the fruit bag and munched a few of the Mandarin slices afterwards__ they were pretty tasty too, with a nice kick.
May 7, 2016
This is a Must Brew!
This is a great brew. The oranges provide a nice balance to the hops, making this a very smooth 'light hoppy' IPA. Following the recipe, you will NOT get an overly hopped brew (that might be more satisfying to some hop-heads), but an easy drinking ale. I've brewed this 3 times now, and plan to brew more.
March 8, 2016
Deal of the Century
Taking the price out of the equation and only speaking about flavor ... This is a magnificent IPA. It's no hop bomb, but it has enough bitterness to let you know you are drinking an IPA. The citrus adds a seriously fantastic profile to the beer that I've never had before. I followed the instructions and bought 3 valencia oranges. I zested the rinds and cut all of the fruit off of the rinds and diced the fruit into small pieces. I dropped the diced fruit and zest into some Starsan for 60 seconds and then dropped it all into the fermenter a week after the yeast had been pitched.

Adding the price to the equation, this kit seriously can't be beat. $30 + yeast for a 5 gallon brew of this quality is nuts. I plan on brewing this one at least one or two times a year.
March 1, 2016