Zythos® IPA - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

Zythos® IPA - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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IPA lovers rejoice. This exclusive Brewmasters Series kit was designed by Will Harrison, former Brewmaster for Hopunion's (now YCH) test brewery. Will also led the team that designed the unique Zythos hop blend for Hopunion. This is a MoreBeer! first in that the hops in the Brewmaster kit were actually designed by the Brewmaster. Wow.

The kit features the unique flavor of this new Zythos hop blend as it is only hop in the kit from start to finish. This recipe represents how Will brews his test batches at the Hopunion test brewery (small plug... brewery built by MoreBeer!) Will designs his beers in such a way to let the hops shine. That means base malt, just a bit of Crystal 40 malt and lots of hops, strategically inserted through out the boil as well as into the fermenter or keg for dry hopping.

Since this beer is all about showcasing this hop we caught up with Will and asked him for his description of the Zythos hop "I get lots of citrus and tropical fruit notes. The hop was blended to get a little of everything in one pellet. We went for citrus, tropical, pine, and spicy as the main flavors in that order. It also has some experimental varieties to make it more complex and interesting." Learn a little more about the Zythos Hop. Zythos Hops

Will Harrison studied at the OSU Food & Science Technology department with an emphasis in brewing. He became assistant and later head Brewmaster at the Wild Duck brewery. He then moved on to Hopunion where he has performed a variety of jobs including setting up their Hop Lab and helping start Alpha Analytics, a lab for breweries. He also designed and installed their test brewery (made by MoreBeer!) and was also involved in hop sales to Breweries. The test brewery was set up so that Hopunion employees and potential customers could actually taste hops in action. The brewery is also used to sort out and select hops from the experimental hop breeding programs that Hopunion is part of.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity:1.072-10.75
  • SRM (Color Range): 8-12
  • IBUs: 65-70
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 7.2-7.8%


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.

Please Note: In order to better serve our customers, we are now offering our extract recipe kits with either Liquid Malt Extract (LME) or Dried Malt Extract (DME). The majority of our DME kits were converted from the LME version, which is why you may notice slight variances in the extract names and quantities on your recipe sheet. You may also find that your Specific Gravity and ABV% are slightly higher if you choose DME. Whether LME or DME, add all extracts provided according to the recipe sheet. For further details, please reference the conversion chart below.

MoreBeer! Extract Recipe Kit Conversion Chart
Liquid Malt Extract Dry Malt Extract
4 lbs 3.5 lbs
5 lbs 4 lbs
6 lbs 5 lbs
7 lbs 6 lbs
8 lbs 6.5 lbs
9 lbs 7 lbs
Ultralight Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pale Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pilsner Malt Extract Pilsen Light DME



ABV %7.4
Beer StyleIPA & Imperial IPA
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentHigh (7-9%)
BitternessHigh (46-70ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
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marc d on Jan 5, 2021
It was available and sounded good
Robert K on May 2, 2020
Requests from friends every Superbowl party
marc d on Jan 5, 2021
Likewise, repeat offender... love this combo.
T. Dan on Dec 21, 2020
It was available and sounded good
Robert K on May 2, 2020
Another great recipe I have tried and family has loved.
Matt W on Apr 30, 2020
An old friend
Maurice S on Dec 9, 2019
reviews. I generally like MoreBeer kits better than Norther Brewer.
Jim W on Sep 19, 2019
Third brewing, everyone loves it
Robert W on Jul 15, 2019
This brew has become a neighborhood favorite
Robert W on Jun 15, 2019
Good reviews
Robert W on May 17, 2019
Likewise, repeat offender... love this combo.
T. Dan on Dec 21, 2020
Another great recipe I have tried and family has loved.
Matt W on Apr 30, 2020

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Rated 4 out of 5
Very nicely designed!
I usually am unable to leave a recipe alone without adding or subtracting something. This is particularly true of single hop beers. I resisted the urge and left this one alone and was very happy with the results. Lots of malt body balanced by plenty of hop character.
September 21, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easy IPA Brew
This was our first IPA brew. Directions were good. In the keg at 14 days and everyone thinks its a great addition to our brew list.
June 9, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good looking beer!
So far so good! It’s sitting in the fermenter and I can’t wait to try it!
One day in!
One day in!
March 14, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This was my first home brew since the 1980's. Great result. No off odors or flavors like the old days. Two of my trustworthy friends have stated this is the best home-brewed beer they have tasted! I used California Ale Yeast x 2 and temp controlled at 68F. Followed the recipe to the letter. Into keg at 12 psi for 12 days and then ready to go!! I highly recommend this recipe. Next I will try Drake's IPA Extract kit. Then I will try the brew in a bag technique for a summer brew of some sort.
April 3, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5
Really easy to drink IPA
This brew has a great citrus sweet flavor and is really easy to drink anytime of the day .
July 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
nice kit
Tried Zythos IPA kit as first experience with MoreBeer and very happy with ingredients and outcome. Still drinking this tonight after 10 months and very flavorful.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
My tastes have been leaning towards citrus forward IPAs, and this hits the nail on the head. You're not completely overwhelmed with grapefruit, and the pine notes take a step back. This is perfect, for me.

I like my "West Coast" commercial microbrew from San Diego slightly better still. However a 22 oz bottle of that is $5.99, plus tax, plus CRV. This Zythos is $1.72 per 22 oz, no tax, no CRV, plus the bragging rights of "I made this!", this kit is a no brainer even thought it is one of the higher priced kits. Well worth it!
January 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent IPA
To date, this is probably my favorite homebrew. It has great hop character, and just enough malt sweetness to provide a little balance. I would dare say that this recipe tastes better than several commercial IPAs I've tried. I definitely recommend it.
August 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Very good, but hard to describe. Has more body and hop flavor than many IPA's, but not as much as an Imperial IPA. Definitely in my top five favorite IPA kits, that I make over and over.
May 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
A Delicious Citrus Bomb
I'm not a huge fan of IPA's..but this was great. Especially fresh, the citrus flavor of the hops was great, like drinking a beery grapefruit soda (it tasted better than that sounds) One note; be very careful with the hop sludge or you will clog all of your tubes and have to go to extreme measures to get to your beer.
May 29, 2013