Festival Razorback IPA

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Festival Razorback IPA

SKU:1286
£23.88

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Bursting with big hop character, distinct flavours of pine needles and fruit punch, followed by a dry bitter finish.

Simcoe, Centennial and Summit Hops

See - Pale Straw Colour with white head.
Aroma - Beautiful fresh nectarine aroma with underlying tones of pine needles.

Makes 40 pints of approx 5.7% beer.

New premium Festival beer kits. Including two pouches (3kg) of premium brewers grade liquid malt extract, hopped for bitterness and a 10g sachet of brewers yeast. They also include a sachet of hop pellets made up from appropriate mixed varieties of hops to create the right style of beer and also a measured pack of priming sugar.
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Bursting with big hop character, distinct flavours of pine needles and fruit punch, followed by a dry bitter finish. Simcoe, Centennial and Summit Hops See - Pale Straw Colour with white head. Aroma - Beautiful fresh nectarine aroma with underlying tones of pine needles. Makes 40 pints of approx 5.7% beer. New premium Festival beer kits. Including two pouches (3kg) of premium brewers grade liquid malt extract, hopped for bitterness and a 10g sachet of brewers yeast. They also include a sachet of hop pellets made up from appropriate mixed varieties of hops to create the right style of beer and also a measured pack of priming sugar.
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How long does the beer take to make?
My starting gravity seems lower than expected?
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My husband is a fan of Old Speckled Hen ale and I see you have an ingredients kit. I was wondering what brew kit I would need to accompany it. We're home brew virgins so any help would be appreciated!
i have followed the instructions to the letter and have been very careful to purify and cleanse all equipement but my bitter is cloudy when i pour it from the barrell, what should i do?
how can i decrease the alcohol content of my beer kit?
will my beer ferment quicker if i make it with less sugar?
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Does Household sugar make weaker beer than using dextrose or malt extract?
Is my tap water okay to use?
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How can I make a beer kit of 5% abv down to 4% abv.

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  • Rating
    Not overly impressed
    Review by Andrewon 04/10/2017
    Received this kit as a present and in my opinion, when a kit gets to this level of complexity then you may as well go for a partial mash kit. I agree with other posts here fermentation took a long time; in my case a hectic ferment of 5 days in which it pushed the lid off the brew bin and escaped down the side, followed by a further 14 days at a slower more gentle rate.
    Racking off was a pain, as the hops kept blocking the syphon tube's bag, and the resulting wort is cloudy. Anyway I have barreled it, and will let it sit for a couple of months, but with 40 years of home brewing behind me I'm not expecting to be wow'd.
  • Rating
    Hoppy delisiousness
    Review by Martinon 01/06/2017
    This is without doubt my favourite Festival kit yet. It took much longer to ferment out than the instructions say; even at 23° mine was in the fermenter for 23 days in total and don't add the dry hops until 14 days in, the instructions say five days then leave it for a further 7 days. but then I have found this with most kits especially Festival. My tip is to use your Hydrometer so you know when it's done fermenting. It came out at 7.2%, however, because of the wonderful hop flavour and aroma the ABV is not an issue. The head lasts to end and the body id nice even without brewing short. It was so good I have just ordered another, this time though I shall replace the dextrose with light spray-malt to give added body and brew it short to 22 litres.
  • Rating
    Razorback by name...
    Review by Matthewon 14/03/2017
    Came out, after second fermentation, at an angry 7.8%! Definitely not a session ale :)
    Dry hopping was fun, but possibly a little heavy handed. I'm hoping it'll calm down with maturation, but at present there's a definite 'germolene' overtone to the palate - not great. However, as I say, it may be this will develop with time.
  • Rating
    Lovely
    Review by Markon 06/10/2016
    Another 5 star kit from Festival. I'd been looking for a really hoppy tasty IPA, but many had too high an ABV for my taste. This Razorback is perfect: lovely taste, strong but not loony juice. I will definitely be buying this one again.
  • Rating
    Not keen
    Review by Colin Tayloron 30/12/2015
    Brewed this in September ready for Christmas and It looks great, lovely reddish colour, crystal clear and a nice head. The smell puts me off though, oranges and pine, reminds me of disinfectant a bit, also has that LME twang to it. Don't get me wrong, it's certainly drinkable, just not that pleasant. I'll probably ditch the batch to be honest and move on.
  • Rating
    My fave kit
    Review by Meredithon 23/09/2015
    I have brewed well over 20 different kits and I think I can say that this is my fave. I'm a big fan of this style of beer and have brewed a few different IPA kits but this is something special. I'm not a fan if really strong beer so tend to use between half and 3qt of the sugar to keep the strength down but this beer has so much hop flavour that strength is not a big deal. A great beer if bottled and one that equals pub quality brews.
  • Rating
    Great taste and aroma
    Review by Edon 02/07/2015
    Best kit I've had in a long time. Brewed using Campden treated hard tap water, fermented in 7G SS Brew Tech Chronial FV with brew belt heater set at smack in the middle of the recommended temperature range. Waited for hydrometer readings to stabilise, dumped yeast off the bottom and continued secondary fermentation for another two weeks. Added hop sachet in muslin bag and left for 7 days then racked to corny and crash chilled. Still waiting for it to drop clear but tastes and smells amazing for a kit!
  • Rating
    Hop explosion!
    Review by Richardon 27/01/2015
    This kit is slightly more complicated to make than most as it requires a longer fermentation split into two parts, pitching the hops after two days. The result however is well worth it. This is far and away the best kit brew I've made although to be fair, it's a little hoppier than I normally like my beers though if you can stand to leave it alone for a few weeks it does balance out. There were two bags of hops, 50g and 25g, and if I make it again I'd probably use only the 50g but this is of course a matter of personal taste. At least we have the option! Warmly recommended.
  • Rating
    Gorgeous
    Review by Shawyon 03/12/2014
    After 35 days this brew is now completely clear with a golden colour and a smooth creamy head. I am trying to leave it for another 2/3 weeks but finding it very difficult as it is that nice and I can tell I have had a drink after a few.
    I didn`t bottle any, keeping it all in my pressurised keg.
    The kit itself was simple to make and a good price will definitely be buying another. Cheers
  • Amazing!
    Review by James Con 24/06/2014
    This is the 5th or 6th kit I have made and follow the pretty standard 2 weeks primary, 2 weeks warm conditioning and 2 weeks cold conditioning routine. I had the hop pellets in for the best part of a week. The beer cleared very quickly and results in a beautiful clean and fresh IPA. This is by far the best kit beer I have made to date and wouldn't hesitate recommending it.
  • outstanding
    Review by mackenzieon 18/06/2014
    I am so glad I bought this, I usually make up my own partial mash recipes but though I'd give this a bash. I did a partial mash with 2lbs maris otter and 20grams of chocolate malt so it turned out a little stronger in alcohol but by god it tastes great. lovely bitterness and massive hoppy punch of grapefruit and papaya. buy it now.
  • Rating
    Even good after i messed it up
    Review by Mikeon 19/11/2013
    This kit is great, you get to dry hop a little and it's quite a potent beer.

    I messed this one up and ended with a few bottle bombs as i didn't mix the sugar in properly, but actually the bottles that didn't have much sugar in conditioned well and were still well carbonated, the other bottles well they resulted in much swearing and mopping.

    would thoroughly recommend this kit for some nice summer drinking.
  • Rating
    Cocka-Hop
    Review by Stag Hill Brewery (Guildford)on 08/09/2013
    I have been brewing kits for the past 30+ years. Started first with the Boots kits in the 1980s and moved onto extract brewing. I have recently come back to kits in the last years after reading reviews of the Festival kits.

    I recently brewed the Old Suffolk (earthy,fruity and wine like), Lanslord's Finest (a great session ale) and the astounding London Porter, so I was filled with anticipation as I drove home with the Razorback kit.

    The Razorback is exceptionally easy to brew, I especially like the the strain of yeast that is used which forms a jelly-like layer of sediment enabling you to enjoy every last drop of this delicious nectar.

    As a previous reviewer stated, the Razorback is very reminiscent of the Punk IPA but muck more quaffable. I would strongly recommend this kit to any brewer.

    One little tip - when dry-hoping, put the hops into the bag provided (I've built up a collection so I use 3 ) and lower it into the FV weighted down with a marble or stainless steel nut. It makes bottling much easier.

    Finally, do yourself a favour and try the London Porter next.

  • Rating
    Brilliant
    Review by T-Dogon 19/08/2013
    This was the fourth kit I have ever brewed and by far the best. I found it as easy as any other but the instructions were easy to follow and the hop pellets just make this brew sing - way better than any other kit I have tried or tasted from my friend's brews. Even when I was bottling I had a cheeky taste and knew it was going to be good. My dad - beer drinker for 60 years - was round yesterday and had a couple and couldn't believe that it was my homebrew!

    This kit is so good that I am actually going to sell my St Peters Golden Ale kit I was going to do next and buy another one of these bad boys.

    this kit makes the old school 1 can kits seem way out of date. I agree with the above that it has a Punk IPA vibe too it. Not far off Thornbrige South Pacific Pale Ale too. Eitehr way it is comparable with cutting edge modern craft brew beers.
  • Rating
    Smells a bit like punk.
    Review by Derekon 05/08/2013
    Ever since the dry hop addition I had been dying to taste this stuff, the hops smelt gorgeous! I used a fermenting bin with a tap on it and drained it into another fermenting vessel through the supplied hop straining bag, this caught all the particles. I then added the priming sugar and bottled using my "little bottler".
    Tried after five days in the bottle at room temp then chilled. Tastes hoppy, and it's flowery on the nose a bit like punk IPA (maybe due to the simcoe?) just enough bittering to be a good sessionable scoop. I'm delighted and will buy again, brilliant kit :-)
  • Rating
    Hoptastic loveliness
    Review by Peeky1323on 11/07/2013
    I moved onto Extract Brewing a few months ago and had not intended to go back to kits. I bought this as I was short on time and wanted to get a brew on very quickly and it was offer. I bottled last week so nowhere near full maturity yet but I had to have one just to check of course. All I can say is “Hoptastic loveliness”. Very clear already and has a very nice IPA/APA taste. Even if the taste doesn’t change much after 3-4 weeks I will be very happy. The kit comes with Hop pellets to add after a few days in the fermenter, and even comes with priming sugar and a little hob bag to attach to a siphon. The hop pellets give a very nice flowery hop flavour. I didn’t realise this and bought some citra to dry hop with but didn’t use them. Very high quality kit, and would defiantly have again. It would be great to barrel and serve at a big party.
  • Rating
    Wow this is good!!!
    Review by Steveon 09/07/2013
    I have made many homebrew products from the simple tin can fares, to the brew extract kits.

    This was without question the most challenging kit I have ever made.

    I don't know if the problem was with the yeast or with the dry-hopping, but come time to syphon the brew off into bottles, I found there was still a heavy head on top of the brew which made it impossible to syphon off the brew without taking in yeast and hops. The syphon bag provided was totally useless!

    So I syphoned off into another fermenter bin.

    2 days later syphoned off into 2L lemonade bottles (15p each from ASDA).

    5 days later bottled, but had considerable (30%) waste because as soon as I cracked open a bottle the sediment exploded into the whole of the bottle.

    I had to re-bottle and re-bottle over another 4 day period

    and that means lots of waste

    I reckon I have got 60% of the brew into bottles in a state that will be presentable to guests.

    Conclusion... a mighty fine brew but not one for the beginner!