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Dark Rock Tribute to Shipyard IPA - All Grain

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Dark Rock Tribute to Shipyard IPA - All Grain
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Dark Rock Tribute to Shipyard IPA combines the finest malted barley with a blend of audacious American hops. This thirst quenching and powerful American IPA is dry, refreshing and explodes with a grapefruit/ citrus flavour. This smooth American style IPA has a big hop flavour balanced with a malt base, making it perfect for session drinking. Dark Rock Tribute to Shipyard IPA makes 40 pints of 4.6% ABV ale.

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What is it?

Dark Rock Tribute to Shipyard IPA combines the finest malted barley with a blend of audacious American hops. This thirst quenching and powerful American IPA is dry, refreshing and explodes with a grapefruit/ citrus flavour. This smooth American style IPA has a big hop flavour balanced with a malt base, making it perfect for session drinking. Dark Rock Tribute to Shipyard IPA makes 40 pints of 4.6% ABV ale. This top of the range kit will produce a beer that you can be proud of. No compromise has been made on quality and only the freshest hops and malts have been selected. The kit also includes a sachet of Pure Brew water conditioner and yeast enhancer to ensure a pure commercial taste is achieved. Starbrite finings are also included. The kit is suitable for vegans as it contains no animal-based products

What is the Dark Rock Tribute Range?

The Dark Rock Tribute range allows you to produce beers which mirror the classic commercial favourites. Quality hops, malts, and yeast have been carefully selected and matched to give you the closest possible result. Tribute beers are not designed to be clones since factors such as water source and yeast type will be individual to each brewery. We recommend you have fun by comparing the commercial beer against your own to see how close you can get.

Each Dark Rock kit is carefully researched and developed by commercial brewers with extensive knowledge and a passion for craft beers and real ales. Dark Rock Kits enable you to produce commercial quality beers, all within the comfort of your own home. Malts and hops are added at controlled stages of the brewing process to provide rich aromas and depths of flavour which are simply not simply stunning.

What makes the Dark Rock All-Grain range so special?

Dark Rock Brewing's All-Grain Beer Kits provide everything you need to make a superb ale.  All-grain brewing is a rewarding process, which puts you in full control of your brewing. It takes a little longer than making a standard beer kit or partial mash but the results are absolutely stunning. All-grain mash brewing is great fun and really allows you to develop the necessary skills to master your craft. Commercial quality malt and hops are used in each kit and the emphasis is on freshness. Dark Rock's all-Grain Mash Kits represent fantastic value too. Every recipe has been thoroughly researched and perfected to deliver the best taste possible. You only buy the exact amount of ingredients you need so there is no waste. Unlike making up your own recipe you will not have leftover quantities. With all grain brewing, it is important not to keep stocks of grains and particularly hops at home for long periods. The quality deteriorates quickly. Therefore, it does not make sense to buy larger quantities of grains and hops than you actually need. Dark Rock All-Grain Kits are weighed to the precise quantities you need for each brew, so you can be assured of the freshest ingredients and superb value. Hops are stored in temperature controlled rooms and vacuum packed immediately upon opening. This ensures the optimum quality of your brew.

The Commercial Brewery:

Shipyard Brewing Company is a family-owned brewery based in Portland Maine. Shipyard is ranked 25th largest craft beer company in the U.S. Master Brewer, Peter Austin, learned his skills at Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire, before moving to the United States and setting up Federal Jacks brewpub and restaurant in the coastal village of Kennebunkport Harbor. The business expanded and Shipyard Brewing Company was set up in Portland in 1994. Shipyard Brewing Co. and Ringwood Brewery have been collaborating on beers since then. Shipyard continues to brew Ringwood Old Thumper for the American market, along with an American specific variant, Double Thumper. Since Ringwood joined the Marston's Beer Co family in 2007, the relationship developed further with Shipyard, with the launch of the first permanently available Shipyard American Pale Ale in May 2013.

What's Included?

  • Genuine Brewer's Yeast Sachet
  • Malt Grains
  • Hop Pellets 
  • Pure Brew (water treatment and nutrient)
  • Britewort clarifier
  • Starbrite Beer Finings (Vegan-Friendly)
  • Fermenter and keg ID stickers
  • Full instructions

Allergy Advice: May include barley and other cereals, containing gluten

Specifications

  • Makes: 40 pints / 5 gallons
  • ABV Approx: 5%
  • Target Original Gravity: 1052 (approx)
  • Target Finishing Gravity: 1013 (approx)
  • Fermentation time: 10-14 days approx
  • Conditioning time: 4 weeks minimum (it will mature further if left longer)

Ingredients

Malts: Pale Malt, Crapils
Hops: Mosaic, Cascade, Citra
Yeast: Premium Beer Yeast
Extras: Britewort, Beer Finings, Pure Brew

What Equipment Do You Need?

Basic beer making equipment (5g fermenter, airlock, syphon tube with sediment trap, hydrometer, Suresan sanitiser, bottles or barrel). These are available under the starter kit section on this website. You will also need specialist equipment to make all grain beers. The process involves three stages. The first stage is mashing. Your mash equipment will need to maintain the grains and water at a constant temperature for an hour (usually 66C). This is important as only slight variations in temperature can affect the taste of the final beer. The second part of the process is sparging. This involves rinsing the grains with water slightly hotter than the mash (77C). Finally, the wort will need to be boiled for around 70 minutes and then cooled to fermentation temperature as fast as possible. From this point, the fermentation process is similar to standard kits.  There are numerous techniques equipment styles that can be used to make full mash beers. In the past, the most basic method used was a floating mash tun and insulated ice box. Alternatively, a Pico style Electrim Bin was used. Whilst these are still available, there are now easy to use all-grain brewing systems available. The initial cost is higher but these systems are superb and allow you to achieve bang on results every time. They also cut down the time that you have to be present during the process. All grain systems are so effective that most commercial breweries use them for testing experimental recipes prior to full-blown scale-ups. The Grainfather brewing system is highly recommended. The system can be expanded as your skills develop, to include conical temperature controlled fermenters, sparge water heaters, and even an integrated Glycol Chiller to ensure precise temperatures down to 4 degrees centigrade (useful for lager production and summer brewing). A wide range of all-grain brewing equipment is available on our website and we are always available to offer advice.

Tips

A sachet of Pure Brew is included with this kit in order to achieve a commercial quality. Pure Brew is a professional beer enhancer. It feeds the yeast with essential nutrients, which supercharge the fermentation and support yeast development (even in limited oxygen conditions). Pure Brew also treats brewing water to eliminate problems caused by Chlorine and Chloramine (which can create a medicinal or as it is sometimes referred to, a "homebrew" taste) The condition of brewing water is critical to achieving optimum results but this important area is often overlooked. By using Pure Brew, you can effectively and easily condition brewing water, and maximise effective fermentation. We strongly recommend using Pure Brew with all of your beers to improve their quality.

The addition of beer finings will improve the final quality of your beers. Starbrite finings are included with this kit. They will help your beer to clear quickly and the sediment will be more likely to stay at the bottom of bottles or barrels. If you are using Corny Kegs then it is important to clear the beer as much as possible before kegging. Beer Finings will promote a faster and more efficient fall out of sediment and haze particles prior to kegging (crash chilling your beer with a Glycol Chiller will also help to eliminate sediment). Harris Starbrite is a highly effective vegan-friendly beer fining, which is rapidly becoming a firm favourite with home brewers. It is suitable for all beers.

You could consider investing in a metal hop spider to effectively manage hop additions into the boiling process. The hop spider would sit inside your boiler and allow you to drop hops into the boil in a controlled way. Hop Spiders allow hops to boil with more free flow space around them. They are easily cleaned and can be re-used over and over again. They also prevent hop sediment (known as trub) from clogging up pumping systems when using all in one brewing equipment.

 

Reviews

Customer Reviews 6 item(s)

Excellent IPA, lovely hop aroma.
This was my first AG brew in five years, and I have been amazed by the quality of the beer that I have managed to make! The addition of the Harris PureBrew, finings, and decent quality yeast have, I think, all contributed to the quality of the finished product, and it is great that Dark Rock include these. The hop aroma, clarity and mouthfeel of the finished beer are all excellent. After some research I ddi two extra things over and above the instructions in the pack (1) I rehydrated the yeast first, rather than sprinkling it into the wort, and (2) I used a fermentation fridge to keep a consistent temperature of 18C throughout fermentation.

I would definitely order this AG kit again, but first I think I will work my way through a few more of the Dark Rock kits!
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Review by Andy D / (Posted on 18/03/2021)
Excellent IPA, lovely hop aroma. This was my first AG brew in five years, and I have been amazed by the quality of the beer that I have managed to make! The addition of the Harris PureBrew, finings, and decent quality yeast have, I think, all contributed to the quality of the finished product, and it is great that Dark Rock include these. The hop aroma, clarity and mouthfeel of the finished beer are all excellent. After some research I ddi two extra things over and above the instructions in the pack (1) I rehydrated the yeast first, rather than sprinkling it into the wort, and (2) I used a fermentation fridge to keep a consistent temperature of 18C throughout fermentation.

I would definitely order this AG kit again, but first I think I will work my way through a few more of the Dark Rock kits!
100/ 100
Nice
First attempt at a Shipyard. Lone. Bottled it rather than putting in a keg. Been conditioning 3 weeks and opened the first one today. Excellent
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Review by Tony / (Posted on 24/08/2020)
Nice First attempt at a Shipyard. Lone. Bottled it rather than putting in a keg. Been conditioning 3 weeks and opened the first one today. Excellent
100/ 100
Very nice IPA and very close to the original
Very close to the original and hits the spot, seemed to disappear very quickly. Nice hoppy edge as you would expect. Would get this one again.
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Review by Flash / (Posted on 21/07/2020)
Very nice IPA and very close to the original Very close to the original and hits the spot, seemed to disappear very quickly. Nice hoppy edge as you would expect. Would get this one again.
80/ 100
Superb session ipa !
Super easy kit to brew , a great tasting session ale , one of my favourites.
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Review by Tim Butler-henderson / (Posted on 24/05/2020)
Superb session ipa ! Super easy kit to brew , a great tasting session ale , one of my favourites.
100/ 100
A fine choice for any brewer
The Shipyard IPA - this beer is a fantastic addition to a brewers selection. The kit comes with everything you could want for brewing some excellent beer. Everything clearly labeled with detailed and informative instructions, the kit even comes with stick-on labels for your fernenter and keg (persobally I used them from keeping track of my brew in my HB notebook) from the freshly crushed grains to the pre-packaged hops to the added extras like brew enhancer or beer finings there isn't a part of this kit that doesn't feel like they've gone above and beyond. (The 12.5L booket come in handy too. I've got a few of these kits and I've already got a bucket full of sanitiser and a drainage bucket for my kettle settup)

But lets talk about the beer itself. Shipyard IPA makes 40pints for 4.6% abv beer (mine came out at 4.9% but i brew 20L for corny kegs) of clear amber ale with a full and tasty mouthfeel, rounded hop bitterness and a sweet fruity aroma. This beer was easy to brew and fermented away like a treat. The kit calls for 3wks conditioning time and if you can resist it i highly recommend. This beer was tasty after a week in the keg. It was delicious after two and I'll be surprised if it makes it to three.

Amazing beer. Well worth the price, already on my list to brew again in the future.
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Review by Jason / (Posted on 23/01/2020)
A fine choice for any brewer The Shipyard IPA - this beer is a fantastic addition to a brewers selection. The kit comes with everything you could want for brewing some excellent beer. Everything clearly labeled with detailed and informative instructions, the kit even comes with stick-on labels for your fernenter and keg (persobally I used them from keeping track of my brew in my HB notebook) from the freshly crushed grains to the pre-packaged hops to the added extras like brew enhancer or beer finings there isn't a part of this kit that doesn't feel like they've gone above and beyond. (The 12.5L booket come in handy too. I've got a few of these kits and I've already got a bucket full of sanitiser and a drainage bucket for my kettle settup)

But lets talk about the beer itself. Shipyard IPA makes 40pints for 4.6% abv beer (mine came out at 4.9% but i brew 20L for corny kegs) of clear amber ale with a full and tasty mouthfeel, rounded hop bitterness and a sweet fruity aroma. This beer was easy to brew and fermented away like a treat. The kit calls for 3wks conditioning time and if you can resist it i highly recommend. This beer was tasty after a week in the keg. It was delicious after two and I'll be surprised if it makes it to three.

Amazing beer. Well worth the price, already on my list to brew again in the future.
100/ 100
Does what it says on the bucket!! 10/10
Bought this kit just before xmas and left it in the keg for a week.....and WOW it tastes absolutely amazing!! If ever I go out and shipyards on I'll have it it's my favourite beer and this all grain kit tastes identical in my eyes!! Great Job dark rock!! Highly recommend
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Review by David / (Posted on 23/01/2020)
Does what it says on the bucket!! 10/10 Bought this kit just before xmas and left it in the keg for a week.....and WOW it tastes absolutely amazing!! If ever I go out and shipyards on I'll have it it's my favourite beer and this all grain kit tastes identical in my eyes!! Great Job dark rock!! Highly recommend
100/ 100
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