Black IPA 1 Gallon Recipe Kit

SKU: 1G08
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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.

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.

Black IPA - 1 Gallon Small Batch Beer Recipe Kit

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Let it mature in the bottle a bit, please! Review by Paula
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I usually brew five gallons of this at a clip, but I ordered the one-gal. kit to brew beer with someone who is interested in home brewing but wanted to see what goes on first, someone who likes black IPAs. I cautioned this person to WAIT before drinking the bottles. He did not. Essentially, he waited all of four days after bottling and decided to drink what he made. Of course, he didn't like it; he complained the beer tasted funny and like rubber. Had he waited as instructed, he would have been richly rewarded. I held back a 22-oz. bottle for myself and I won't even think of drinking it until November when it will be extremely delicious. Really, for a beer like this, patience is called for. (Posted on 8/25/13)
Great 1st brew! Review by Chris
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This was my fourth shot at home brewing a 1 gallon batch. I have used all grain & Mr. Beer in my previous attempts. The NB kit is the bomb! Very simple to use and it turned out great. I only fermented 1 week, and conditioned 1 week. If I doubled the condition time it would be even better!

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eh Review by Ferminator 5000
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its alright, half my bottles did not carbonate, so maybe I made the mistake. try it, always try it first, maybe ours will turn out better then mine. (Posted on 8/3/13)
Amazing tasted like a cross between a stout/IPA Review by devan
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This was a great tasting beer! I got more of a stout flavor then a IPA but still quite hoppy! This just keeps better the longer it stays in the bottle! (Posted on 7/12/13)
Fantastic Review by d
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Easy to brew and even easier to enjoy. Let sit in the bottle 5-6 weeks before enjoying, (opinion) comparible to Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout or Lucky Bucket's Certified Evil. (Posted on 7/12/13)
WOW!! Review by Damien
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I have only brewed about 5 or 6 batches of home brew but this is by far my favorite so far. Big flavor, hoppy yet not over powering and not heavy either. I followed the directions too the letter and was not let down at all! Great job NB. I'm ordering again soon! (Posted on 6/28/13)
easily drinkable, not bitter, easy to follow instructions Review by DT
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Shared with friends for unbiased opinions, only 1 negative comment from a light beer friend, comment described the Black IPA as a copy of Guiness. Enjoyed by all but one and I plan to make again. (Posted on 6/1/13)
Epic Review by Johnboy_Brewing
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Like The_Singing_Brewer, i just tasted my flat beer as i was bottling it and its more than i was hopping for. Great taste from beginning to end. Will be making this as my first 5 gallon brew!!! (Posted on 5/24/13)
A definite winner Review by The_Singing_Brewer
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This may be an odd review, because I just bottled my brew. Judging by the taste of the warm flat beer that I bottled, this is awesome beer. A hoppy aroma start followed by a malty, slight-coffee like finish. It will def. go on the list of 5-gallon kits to make.

I love the 1 gallon kits!! I have my Mr' Beer fermentors that I use by just using 2 of these kits. Much better results with the NB kit using the specialty grains and Fermentis yeast. It's cheaper to go 5 gallons, but I brew with the smaller kits for speed and convenience in between.
(Posted on 4/29/13)
Great! Review by BrooklineBrewer
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This is my favorite of my first 4 small batch home brews. All my friends agreed this was the best so far, too. I didn't have any trouble with excess blow, and I was fermenting around 70 degrees. Thanks NB! (Posted on 3/12/13)

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