M-80 IPA by Carlos Musquez | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

M-80 IPA by Carlos Musquez | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • Our Signature Series kits offer a selection of crazy, unique beers developed by MoreBeer! customers, associates, and homebrewing legends!
  • Packed with hops in the kettle and finished with fresh oranges in the fermenter, this IPA is primed to explode in your mouth
  • Includes Columbus, Simcoe®, and Centennial hops
  • Estimated ABV: 6.5%
  • Estimated IBUs: 75-80
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

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.

You will need to supply the three fresh oranges... we'd ship them to you, but they would get a little squishy.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.059-64
  • SRM (Color Range): 7
  • IBUs: 75-80
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 6.5%

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.

Simcoe® is a registered trademark owned by Yakima Chief Hops, LLC.



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My favorite recipe
GARY R on Feb 22, 2022
Have had goo results in past
David M on Aug 11, 2021
My favorite recipe
GARY R on Feb 22, 2022
Price, ease
Bill S on Sep 1, 2021
Have had goo results in past
David M on Aug 11, 2021
brian g on Jun 18, 2021
Great Reviews and description
Jacob M on Apr 29, 2021
Sounded good
Charles G on Apr 15, 2021
I hve brewed this kit before and like it
Joseph T on Jan 20, 2021
have brewed in the past and is good
Robert R on Dec 3, 2020
I’ve played around with M-80s so this one grabbed my attention!
Bev B on Nov 21, 2020
Have brewed it several times nd like it a lot.
David M on Nov 11, 2020
I want to give it a try. 5star rating. Well hopped. DME option
Ralph J on Jul 9, 2020
Sounds bomb! Interested to try this.
Jonathan M on Jul 2, 2020
Like hips and idea of orange zest
Bdh on May 13, 2020
Douglas P on May 9, 2020
sounds delicious
Jacob H on May 6, 2020
Best price
Omar R on May 3, 2020
Sounds like a fun Beer
Jason F on Apr 22, 2020
I'm quarantined w/ a bunch of oranges
John F on Mar 28, 2020
we like IPAs and it had great ratings
Julie H on Dec 3, 2019
favorite kit
Adam Kotulka on Nov 6, 2019
previous success
Robert M on Aug 28, 2019
4th of july
Ryan f on May 31, 2019
Friend suggested
Dennis B on Feb 19, 2019
wonderful beer, go to ipa to have on hand
Jeffrey C on Feb 1, 2019
"Mini PLiny" and "Orange" sold me...the rest was just blah blah blah
Jason H on Jan 14, 2019
Sounds interesting
Mark S on Dec 27, 2018
Liked this IPA recipe a lot. Very hoppy, nicely bittered drinkable IPA
Dennis M on Dec 17, 2018
sounds delicious & great reviews
Catherine W on Dec 3, 2018
Evan E on Nov 19, 2018
Excited for the IBU number
Anderson D on Nov 17, 2018
Looking for a high IBU, 5-ish% alcohol beer. I like that it was compared to Pliney the Elder.
Loren A on Oct 27, 2018
ingredient sheet looked good
Gary W on Oct 23, 2018
High hops, high gravity
Sam S on Oct 13, 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
Price, ease
Bill S on Sep 1, 2021
brian g on Jun 18, 2021
Anybody make this without racking to secondary? Just dry hopped and oranges in primary?
Ariel F. on Aug 24, 2018
How many yeast packages does it take?
Valentina Roel on Jan 14, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Valentina, it was a while ago that I brewed it, but I don't recall using more than one packet of dry yeast (Safeale 05 which what I use for all beers in this style.
Do people think adding a different fruit (e.g., pineapple) would still work with this brew?
Ariel F. 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!

4.6 / 5.0
40 Reviews
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1 Star
Rated 3 out of 5
Tha name says it ??
It’s a good beer but a little bit of a bite to it like Sierra Nevada Good beer but not my favorite.
June 4, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
It must have been good
The brew came out as expected. good body and flavor. we had a small gathering at the house with two other beers on tap this one was gone at the end of the evening. I only had a small tasting will brew again..
September 17, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Always on tap!
This is a great beer. Nice balance of hops with a smidge of citrus.
March 9, 2019
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
LoP brewer
Awesome refreshing beer with a nice citrus flavor without losing the IPA hoppiness.
February 6, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
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
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
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