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Black IPA 1 Gallon Recipe Kit


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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.


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Black IPA - 1 Gallon Small Batch Beer Recipe Kit

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  • Black IPA Beer Kit 1 Gallon Extract
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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.

Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield1 Gallon
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Black IPA 1 Gallon Recipe Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original GravityNo
Total Time to MakeNo
4.8 / 5.0
46 Reviews
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Confession from a Non-Hophead
Fairly new to homebrewing; I've done a handful of 1 gal. kits to get my feet wet and try some different styles. I prefer porters and stouts and normally steer clear of anything with "IPA" in the name since I don't like overly bitter beers.I figured I'd give this one a try since it was only a gallon and I had nothing to lose. I must say it was a beer epiphany for me. A fantastic beer with a malty backbone that's hop-forward but in a good way; citrus and pine envelop with a hint of bitterness. Opened my eyes to what an IPA can be and opened my pallette. Can't wait to brew this in a 5-gal. and eventually in All-Grain.
March 9, 2014
Well be brewing this one again!
Wish I did more than one gallon. Tastes great! Will brew again as a 5 gallon batch.
January 23, 2016
Excellent, even when flat...
I have just cracked a bottle of this open after having it bottle-conditioning for a week. It gave off just the faintest of "tsst". It hasn't fully carbed yet but it's still REALLY good and has a great taste. I am thoroughly pleased with this brew and look forward to drinking it again after it has had time to fully carbonate. It goes great with plain Vanilla Ice Cream by the way...
June 6, 2014
Best I've had from Northern
If you like "Black IPAs," this is top notch.

It sat in the fermenter for only 14 days, in the bottles for 20.

Freakin' fantastic.
March 13, 2017
1 year ago
Look great so far
Beer is brewing at the moment but look great so far. I will update when it's done.
January 14, 2014
Great so far!
Beer is brewing at the moment but so far so good. I love the color and the fact it will taste like both of my favorite type of beers. I will update when ever I taste this the final product.
January 14, 2014
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.
July 12, 2013
Fantastic. Will do this again soon.
February 23, 2013
This one gets better and better. Be patient after bottling!
For me, the difference here is more time to mellow out in the bottle. Today (3/9/14, bottled on 2/11/13) is is a real winner: a complete taste, smooth hops, not at all overpowering. This one is a sure bet for a full-scale five gallon batch. Raising my rating to 5 stars.
March 9, 2014
Great little Kit.
For the brewer thats looking to explore IPA's. its a great little kit to get into playing with hops. the beer turned out smooth and hoppy and was a lot of fun to brew.
September 8, 2013
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If I bottle this (or any of your 1 gallon kits) in 12 oz bottles, about how many bottles will I need?
A shopper on Mar 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I usually get 9 bottles but have 12 cleaned ready in case of breaks spills etc
What is the average ABV? Actually I do not see that listed on any of your beers
K E on Mar 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I only recently started calculating ABV over the last 2 brews. I never did one for the Black IPA. Since that is an extract, I imagine around 5 or 5.5 but I really have no good idea. It was a real good beer, very hoppy.
I do not have a Hydrometer and was wondering what the abv of this brew is?
K I on Nov 21, 2015

The final ABV will depend on how long you allow it to ferment and the exact conditions of your brewing setup. So

it's hard to say what the exact alcohol content will be. However

Black IPA's typically have a relatively high ABV and you can expect this kit to produce somewhere around 6-8%.
how long should i bottle ferment this beer?
M A on Oct 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I fermented the beer for 3 weeks to make sure the yeast was done.

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