Since being â€œinventedâ€ by Rogue Ales in Oregon, the style of Imperial IPA has changed consiberably since the first one was commercially marketed by Rogue. Although the line is blurry, Imperial IPA’s were essentially barleywines with a higher hopping rate and a reduced malt-backbone. Today, many have a generous malt profile with an almost sweet hop flavor. Today’s examples of the style focus much more on late hopping, as opposed to bitterness. Take note that this beer does not have any hop additions for the first 30 minutes of boiling.
Our kits provide a tried-and-true recipe, ingredients, and brief directions for making 5 gallons of great beer. No mashing is required with our specialty grain extract kits.