Ace of Spades Black IPA

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Ace of Spades Black IPA

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The deck is stacked with a whole lotta hops. Four of a kind, in fact – Magnum, Chinook, Centennial and Citra. And get ready for the bluff, because this session brew drinks lighter than it appears. You won’t find roasted coffee or bittersweet chocolate here, just smooth malty caramel with a touch of toast, and an intense hop presence with pine, citrus and fruity notes that stand no chance of getting lost in the shuffle. Play your cards right? There’s no way to play them wrong with this kit. Any way you brew it, you’ll be coming up aces.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Ace of Spades Black IPA Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1068
Total Time to Make6 weeks
Reviews
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Looking good!
Still in the fermenter, excited to see how it came out
September 11, 2016
AWESOME Brew!
This is not a traditional IPA, but several of my friends (who love IPAs) list their as their favorite without hesitation. I keep it on all the time. If you like IPAs and want something a little different that has a a great piney hops finish, you will love this beer!
June 23, 2016
Always Amazing!
I've brewed this kit 4 times and love it every time! I add an ounce of hops here and there to suit my preferences. This is my #1 brew of choice.
September 11, 2016
Perfect
Thank you for fixing the problem with the last order! This order shipped fast and I will be as returning customer. Thanks again!
August 12, 2016
Surprising
I was a little hesitant about brewing this one as I am not a dark beer drinker. The description of this was right on point. With just a hint of toast flavor and a huge hop presence this really drinks like a light color IPA. Everyone who has tried it has raved about this one and have come back for more. Needless to say I will be brewing this again soon. Great job as usual NB!
May 29, 2015
Believe the hype!
This kit has had some amazing reviews and I'm here to tell you it's worthy of all the praise. This was my second ever brew and first full volume boil. I didn't adjust anything as the Brewmasters at NB assured me it would come out fine going by the directions at full volume. 2 week primary, 3 week secondary, dry hop last two weeks of secondary, and two weeks in the bottle. This beer is fantastic. I will definitely be brewing it again. Don't wait to try this kit!
July 13, 2015
Great BIPA
1 week primary. 4+ weeks secondary. Dry hopped the last 2+ weeks in secondary. Bottle conditioned for 6 days and couldn't wait. Glad I didn't. This is a smooth drinking IPA. Hops hit but the balance is remarkable. I think it will get better but not sure how long it's gonna last.
August 13, 2014
Better than expected
2 weeks in primary, 1 week dry hop (in primary) then kegged for a week. I can't believe how good it is 4 weeks from brew day. Great hop flavor and aroma and color is great. Only thing I would like is a little more roast flavor but that may come with conditioning. Really great brew, surprised an extract is this good.
February 14, 2015
Scotty
loved it so much that the second batch is fermenting right now. Has a great pine aroma and is very smooth tasting with a pine/citrus flavor that leaves no after taste. Will definitely keep this as one of my staples
February 10, 2016
Great Black IPA
Brewed it up and let it sit in secondary a little longer to draw out some of the dry hopping. Nice profile across the board with a hoppy finish. Will brew again!
September 12, 2016
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What should the FG of this recipe be? I ended up around 1.02 after four weeks, which seemed a bit high.
G E on Jan 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My OG was 1.076 abd FG was 1.016, which is about what I would expect. Taste was great, just finished the keg. My fermentation is usually done in a few days. Only thing I can think of is maybe you boiled down below 5 gallons. That will make the wort thicker.
How much water should I start in a full boil - 8 gallon pot - to end up with 5 gallons at the end of te boil?
R I on Aug 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This will vary based on the burner you are using, but a good rule of thumb is 1 gallon of evaporation per hour. You would likely want to start with 6 gallons.
I am wondering what the differences are between this kit and the Black IPA kit. They seem like they would almost be the same beer.
K E on Jan 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Kelly,

Good question. Both kits are in the same style, so there are a lot of similarities. However the differences are:

(a) type of malt and other fermentables used

(b) types of hops used

(c) hopping schedule

Here are the recipes and instructions for each:

http://www.northernbrewer.com/documentation/beerkits/AceofSpades.pdf

http://www.northernbrewer.com/documentation/beerkits/BlackIPA.pdf

Cheers!

Charles
What should the schedule be if you want to keg. Beer has been in primary for a week & bubbling is at 1/minute. Should I transfer to 2ndary soon? Then I was planning on leaving it in 2ndary for 2-3wks, w/ dry hopping during that time. Cold crashing, gelatin & then force carbonating. So is 4-5wks total a reasonable schedule? : ) Thanks - Angie
A N on May 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You should give that beer, like most beers 2 weeks in primary. Then secondary for 2-3 weeks, cold crash, and carbonate. 4-5 weeks is definitely a good time frame for that beer. I hope that this helps!

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