Black IPA Home Brewing Kit

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  • Price: $49.99
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What is Black IPA, or what is William’s Black IPA? Loosely thought of as just a dark colored IPA, we have taken this style and concentrated on the malt first. A good pale IPA has an unobtrusive malt character, the malt normally considered just a foundation on which to build the ultimate hop bomb. With our Black IPA, we developed a smooth but rich dark malt base without roasted bitterness, and then carefully added 3 hop layers, to give it a full hop flavor without masking the malt. The result is a rich balanced Black IPA, with malt and hop flavors adding to the complexity without overwhelming each other. Perhaps William’s Black IPA is something like an IPA mixed with a strong dark lager?

Alcohol level is approximately 6.5%, IBU’s 62. Includes 9 pounds of our blended extract, 3 hop additions, liquid ale yeast, and carbonating sugar. Makes 5 gallons with a starting gravity of at least 1.068. Ease of Brewing: Beginner

Click to download the instructions in pdf format.

This is a photo of our American IPA when it was in the bottle for 11 days.

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Average rating 7.33333333333333 out of 10 ( based on 6 reviews )

Liquid Yeast did not work!

Review by George Cantwell on 3/10/2019

For the 2nd time in a row (3 of the last 5) the liquid yeast provided with the kit failed to rise. Last one I left for a week still did not rise. Highly recommend you order dry yeast as a back up. You will not regret it. William's Brewing Responds: Sorry to hear this. We do offer a free warranty replacement for liquid yeast in William's Brewing kits, providing that the wort was not made before making sure the yeast will rise.

Black IPA

Review by Tom on 8/12/2018

Just had 35 people here for a party, and out of 12 kegs, this one got drank the most. Not heavy, not overly bitter. Normally I copy extract recipes o all grain but not this one... it stands alone. Great kit!

The taste is good, but there has to be another way to package the malt

Review by Paula on 2/2/2018

The beer tastes great, but I would have liked to have known what the hops were. Also, the malt packaging needs to change. A pillow of malt is unwieldy and a real mess to handle. Consider offering this kit with dried malt extract or liquid malt extract in bottles.

New Favorite

Review by Pete K on 1/16/2018

Must brew another batch as this one isn't lasting long. Really enjoy the flavor, which seems to be getting both more pronounced and smoother the more aging it gets. Early tastes had me worried that it would be over-hopped, but it's just about perfect now.

Other reviewer a bone head

Review by Matt jeppesen on 12/14/2017

The guy who gave a one star review and hadn't even brewed yet, what a Dick, this is my new favorite Williams brew kit, super easy, super delicious black IPA.

Jan 30, 2018 by Ryan W

Q: What hops are used in this batch?

A: This has Columbus, Centennial and Simcoe hops in it. At times due to supply we may substitute in Cascade or Chinook for the Centennial and Columbus respectively.


Aug 22, 2017 by Paul Dixon

Q: Can this be stored like your other kits?

A: Yes,it contains Ringwood liquid ale yeast, which should be refrigerated upon arrival.


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