American craft brewers are always experimenting and looking for a new beer to delight their customers with, and that’s what led to the creation of Double IPA – more of everything that people love in an IPA. Early versions were typically all-malt and had a lot in common with American Barleywine, but the style has refined over the years to incorporate a proportion of simple sugar to maintain the higher alcohol but reduce the body of the beer. The lighter body lets the hop character shine brighter and doesn’t fill you up after only one pint. This recipe is one of my favorites.
The award-winning recipes from Brewing Classic Styles by Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer, prepared and assembled into ready-to-brew ingredient kits! These kits have been specially designed to be brewed at home on your kitchen stove with a minimum of equipment. Each kit comes with clear, illustrated brewing instructions for the general brewing process and step-by-step instructions for brewing that particular kit. The kits range from extract-only, to extract and steeping grains, to extract and partial mash and contain everything needed to brew 5 gallons of beer. All you need is a standard equipment kit from your local home brewing supply shop and a 5 gallon (20L) pot.