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Northern Brewer Black IPA

Tasting it for the first time tonight and I have to say it is fantastic. If you like this style of beer it a great kit. I cant say that I have bought any commercial beer that are better. Definatly give this one a try.

Agreed! It’s a great beer. I’m a big fan of Black IPA’s, Cascadian Dark Ales, American Black Ale, whatever it’s being called today. Most commercial versions aren’t all that good, but NB’s kit is awesome. My only issue with NB’s kit is the extract version finishes up with too high of a FG. It’s just a little too sweet for my taste. I’ve moved on to all grain and made my own recipe that I dry out a little by adding cane sugar and mashing on the low end.

I had the same problem with the FG, I think it finished around 1.017. I don’t mind the sweetness though, for me it works well with the bitterness. Either way its a great beer.

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