Heady Topper® Clone - Topped With Hops Double IPA (Extract)

Heady Topper® Clone - Topped With Hops Double IPA (Extract)

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Based off of one of the most exceptional east coast beers (in our humble opinion) on the market, this double IPA instantly became one of our favorite ingredient kits!  Our version of a Heady Topper clone recipe is packed with almost a pound of hops, and is definitely a beer that will have hopheads in hopheaven.  

One of the first things we noticed when pouring this beer into the pint glass was the aroma.  With a dry hop addition consisting of Apollo, Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe®, and  Amarillo® hops, we weren't necessarily surprised.  Impressed is more like it.  A balanced malt profile helps to tame the bitterness, allowing the hop flavor and aroma to be the true star in this recipe.

If you're a fan of IPAs, double IPAs, or anything having to do with hops, this Heady Topper clone is one beer you need to brew!

Estimated OG: 1.073-1.078
SRM: 9
Estimated IBU's: 105-110
Estimated alcohol ABV%: 8-8.3%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled.

WLP001 - White Labs California Ale
WY1056 - Wyeast American
GY001 - GigaYeast NorCal Ale #1
IYA07 - Imperial Flagship

Simcoe® is a registered trademark owned by Yakima Chief Hops, LLC.
Amarillo® is a trademark owned by Virgil Gamache Farms, Inc.

California Recipients: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Item # KIT262
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 14LBS
ABV %8.1
Beer StyleIPA & Imperial IPA
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentHigh (7-9%)
BitternessVery High (71ibu+)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
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Why did you choose this?
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had the real thing!
William l on Oct 10, 2019
I hear this is tasty.
Paul F on Sep 20, 2019
had the real thing!
William l on Oct 10, 2019
Brewed this before, liked the taste
James S on Sep 30, 2019
I hear this is tasty.
Paul F on Sep 20, 2019
its amazing
James G on Sep 17, 2019
Long time favorite
Pete Previte on Jul 22, 2019
Heady is awseome and I hope this is too!
william n on May 1, 2019
We are having an extract brew competition and I have never tried Heady topper before.
Damien L on Mar 12, 2019
Boston resident who loves alchemist
Ari R on Jan 9, 2019
HT is a world class IPA, why would I not choose it???
Blake T on Sep 10, 2018
richard s on Aug 27, 2018
richard p on Aug 15, 2018
Old Favorite
Pete Previte on Aug 4, 2018
Good reviews, I like hoppy beer
Todd B on Jul 3, 2018
Looking forward to trying a hop forward beer with BIG flavor and aroma
Samantha S on Jun 28, 2018
looking for a hoppy brew
cory r on Jun 26, 2018
Lots of hops
Dennis Hannaford on Jun 9, 2018
I wanted to brew this again from another recipe
David K on Mar 31, 2018
I love heady topper. Looking for a Dank IPA
Patrick D on Mar 16, 2018
See how close it is to heady topper
George H on Feb 28, 2018
Great tasting IPA.
Vincent S on Jan 20, 2018
Brewed this before, liked the taste
James S on Sep 30, 2019
its amazing
James G on Sep 17, 2019
Does the kit include the clarifier (whirlfloc) and bottling sugar?
Alan Offstein on Jun 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does...but being a NE style IPA I would opt not to use the Whirfloc.
Is This a sour beer?
Walter L.Doughty on Aug 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Nope, this is a Full bodied, Fully loaded with hops, Double India Pale Ale.
Very hoppy, very full bodied.
the recipe states that it is a 90 minute boil, is there any other difference from the "standard" extract brewing method?
KIRK VANBROCKLIN on Jan 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I looked back at my notes. The brew was pretty much standard. I had just started using an aerator to oxygenate the wort just prior to pitching. Was experimenting with the amount time. One big difference in fermentation. This was my first dry hopped beer. Turned very well in the end, and a very potent (ABV 10% plus) IPA. I think the recipe called for 3-5 days dry hopping. If you use a hop bag or rocket it will make bottling much easier. That dry hop puts a lot of mess into the beer. Don't start the dry hop any earlier than 5 days.
Why is Gigayeast Vermont IPA not a recommended yeast (although it is in the pull down box)?
Drew Melby on Feb 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Drew - Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The Vermont IPA will work perfectly with this style of beer.

4.6 / 5.0
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Too Heady the Topper
I’m not a fan of all these “juicy” beers out on the market today and I do drink them with an open mind . That being said when I learned as a home brewer and then trained profesionaly ( lotsa tank & keg cleaning ) Two schools of brewing were either German in acordance with Reinheitsgebot or English. Well then along comes Belgium beers availability & popularity. Boom goes the brewing innovationists that I feel Hide flaws in there “blended” or juicy beers. I love west coast Russian Rivers Plinney & East Coasts Headdy Topper,witch this kit is true to form mines still in the primary but all went well during brewewing ! B3 has made these clone kits infalable if you’re competent with Equiptment sanitation!!! I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TO A FRIEND THAT BREWS . Only gave it 4 cause I haven’t tasted it yet.
March 11, 2019
7 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
March 12, 2019
Tyler W Staff
Hoppy goodxxxxxxccccccccccc
Excellent ................,.,,,,,
October 1, 2018
1 year ago
more beer "kit"
you should include a grain bag and a standard yeast packet with the kit . a list of available yeasts to choose from for the more experienced brewers .also directions for brewing are very general. a little more info for each type of brew would be very helpful.
July 24, 2018
1 year ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
July 31, 2018
Zach R Staff
Awesome Double
Would recommend, easy to brew, came out great
June 23, 2018
Tons of Hops!
I made this as a base to mix with kombucha so I concentrated it to 3 gallons so I could then add the kombucha. The aroma of this beer is incredible! Very much worth the price.
March 28, 2018
1 year ago
I like it, friends like it, but still needs a little tweaking on my end
yummy but i still need a little help
yummy but i still need a little help . little bitter
February 15, 2018
1 year ago
Great flavor and hops.
The kit is easy to use for a complex recipe. You will be happy with the results with good flavor and aroma for this IPA.
February 2, 2018
1 year ago