- Dec 9, 2020
- Reaction score
Thanks for your review. I’ll give it a try but I have a few kits on my list left to try first. I put on another Mangrove Jacks Juicy Session IPA earlier this week and next will be a Razorback IPA. So far for me I have been really impressed with the Mangrove Jacks Craft Series range. I’ve tried a few now. I think the Pink Grapefruit IPA just pips the Juicy Session IPA to the post. They are the benchmark which I am using against all kits in the future.Muntons Hazy IPA
Started - 9th June - made up to 20L with Tesco Ashbeck mineral water. Fermented in brew fridge at 20.5°C.
First hops added - 10th June.
Second hops added - 19th June.
Bottled - 22nd June, with one sugar stick per bottle and put into brew fridge at 20.5°C.
Moved out to shed - 8th July.
First pint - 3rd September.
I would normally have tried this earlier, but I try only to drink at weekends and I've been away a lot recently.
My first reaction is that it's not quite as good as the test kit I did for Muntons (which was then branded as a NEIPA). I know they tweaked the recipe a bit, but it could just as easily be a slightly different fermentation. It's nice, but it doesn't have the punch or hop hit of the first one. Possibly a slight hint of twang as well. The first one blew me away so I had high hopes for this, but this is definitely not as good. Still perfectly drinkable and I'll enjoy it, but I'm a little flat given I was expecting much better. I think I was spoilt by the first brew, which was exceptional.