Black IPA Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

SKU: U0160
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Your inner cynic says: "Wait, wait ... isn't this just an Imperial Stout?" Well, let's answer your inner cynic's question with another question: "Isn't a Dunkelweizen just a darker, maltier Hefeweizen?" The answer is both yes and no. There you go, inner cynic. Incubated in West Coast craft breweries and brewpubs (the same folks who brought you American Pale Ale, American Amber Ale, and Imperial IPA – they weren't always established styles, either!), these hefty concoctions throw all pretense at subtlety right out the window. An ebony pint with a beige head is surrounded by an aromatic citrus-and-pine force field, backed by a smooth roastiness redolent of cocoa and French roast coffee. Full-bodied, hop-bitter, and boozy, this beer is compelling enough to both fuel and quash the argument of its stylistic integrity, and it goes great with a blue-cheese stuffed sirloin burger or steak. Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.

Black IPA Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

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Excellent Review by Chip
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This is the first brew that I've done since purchasing the equipment. I followed the directions to the letter. Primary fermentation was so active for the first week that my house a very nice hoppsy smell. Secondary fermentation for 3 weeks and let it condition in bottle for another 3 weeks. The flavor is outstanding but I was a little disappointed at the carbonation. I was hoping for a little more tingle on the tongue. The longer I let it sit the BETTER it got. The only down side is it disappears way too fast. (Posted on 7/15/14)
Great recipe Review by Chuck
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Kegged and then carbonated for 4 days. Excellent tasting beer. (Posted on 5/16/14)
Extremely Hoppy Review by Frostbrewer
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Some of the previous brewers stated that there wasn't that great of a hoppy aroma or taste with this beer. I disagree. Mine has a great hop nose and all the great taste and bitterness IPA's usually provide. In fact, I feel that the beer could use a bit more of the roasty flavors. I would certainly brew this again. Very tasty (Posted on 3/21/14)
Very nice Review by Keith
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Very nice rich flavor with a bit of bite from the hops. This will stay in my rotation along with dead ringer (Posted on 2/5/14)
This is a tasty brew! Lots of character and depth. Review by Tim G.
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This is an awesome brew! I just tasted my first batch - one month and one week after starting. It was worth the wait. It is smooth with a nice finish. Good dark color. I know I will brew this again and again! (Posted on 2/3/14)
Best 5-Gallon Batch Yet Review by captainsly
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Almost at the 4 week bottled mark. Tried a bottle at 2 weeks, then 3 weeks. I think I messed up the quantity of priming sugar for carbonation; carbonation is low (rather have that than over-carbonated). However, taste is excellent and smooth. Best 5-gallon I've ever made. Last one was a "Hop Head" IPA from Midwest. It had an overpowering flavor of hops (which I typically like) but this has a great color (I don't find it to be smokey at all like some reviews state here), but the hop combination is mellow and complex, as there are 5 different types of hops in this beer.

Highly recommended for those hop-seekers out there... (Posted on 1/28/14)
Great Kit Review by Andy
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This kit did not disappoint. It lived up to every expectation put forth by the other reviews. (Posted on 1/25/14)
Tastes Amazing Review by Joshua
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Ive made one batch of this already and it didn't last long! Which is actually unfortunate because it taste better the longer you let it sit! In the middle of my second batch now going to rack to secondary shortly. Trust me you like it! (Posted on 1/21/14)
It was a good brew it did not last long. Not as hoppy as I like will brew it again. Review by joseph
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Good brew and easy. Not as hoppy as I like will brew it again. (Posted on 12/26/13)
Keeps getting better Review by Wayne
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Great Brew! I started tasting this a couple of weeks after bottling. It keeps getting better! After 4 weeks in the bottle this is a very good IPA. (Posted on 12/16/13)

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