"Ah, you think dankness is your ally? You merely adopted the dank. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't drink a pale ale until I was already a man; by then, it was nothing to me but malty!"
This tribute to one of our all-time favorite styles out of Escondido, California is big, bold, hoppy, and deceptively drinkable. Black as night, it drinks smooth and rich, with a subtle roastiness in every sip. Full of American and New Zealand hops that blend together in a citrusy explosion of aroma and flavors, this is a beer to share with the most discriminating hops lover. It's a one-of-a-kind kit that will make you proud. It can be aged a bit, but don't wait too long to enjoy this dank brew!
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The Dank Knight Rises Imperial Black IPA - Extract Recipe Kit Instructions
India Pale Ale came into the brewing scene as a measure in practicality actually. In the 1700s, sailors had trouble getting their beers to India due to the long voyage around the Cape of Good Hope. Brewers would add larger additions of hops, and increase the alcohol content, and thus, the beers could survive the voyage in a time before refrigeration and avoid being flat and sour upon arrival.
- Batch Size: 5 Gallons
- Mash at 152ºF
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.095 SG
- Est. Final Gravity: 1.016-1.020 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 9.8-10.4%
- Bitterness: 90 IBUs
- Estimated Color: 55.7 SRM
Malts and Adjuncts:
- Pale Ale
- Caramel 60L
- Midnight Wheat
- Dark Candi Sugar
- CTZ Hop Pellets
- Citra Hop Pellets
- Centennial Hop Pellets
- Pacific Jade Hop Pellets
- Nelson Sauvin Hop Pellets
Black ipa's are one of my favorite styles and this one is excellent, let this one age for 2 months and the Chocolate notes come through and tastes more like a hoped stout. This recipe will be a constant brew for me.
Let me preface this with the fact that I usually love the imperial beers. Ive had some really good ones and some that tasted like an old dirty foot. This kit was the former.. great balance of the malty chocolate flavor of a darker stout with the hoppiness of an IPA. I fermented this at 70-72 degrees for 3 weeks with a two packs of safale 05 hydrated for 30 minutes prior to pitch. the dry hop was easy and really gave it a punch. My ABV ended up 9.18 which is a smidge below the expected but it still tasted great. bottle conditioned for 2 weeks; but i think it tasted better after 3.