DetailsGet yourself a Hopstache this Movember! This delectably dark IPA is available exclusively during the month of November to support of the mustachioed efforts of the Midwest Movember team, The Foam Combers. Every year the Combers grow out their ‘staches to raise funds and awareness for the global men’s health initiative that focuses on prostate and testicular cancer: us.movember.com. Midwest will donate $5 from each kit sold in support of the Foam Combers.
We proudly present a great beer for a great cause. This bold black brew is backed by a bracing bitterness and topped with a tenacious head that will adorn your upper lip with your very own Hopstache.
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4.6 / 5.09 ReviewsDry hop long enough and watch out ..... Hop bomb!This is an outstanding brew. My O.G. was a little shy than expected and the batch finished up around 7%. Dry hopped this for 3 weeks and this is a total hop bomb. Very close to Boulevard's Double Wide with extended dry hopping. I would do this batch again if it were in stock. Friends I shared with can't get enough. Thanks Midwest for putting this one together. Outstanding kit! Not for the weak of pallet.January 5, 2011Excellent Black IPAMy favorite black IPA has been Black Top from New Glarus, until I brewed this beer. I normally brew all-grain but recently brewed the extract version of this beer. The first thing I noticed right off when I tapped the keg was a real nice floral and piney aroma. There is some citrus notes in the background as well. The dry hopping did it�?���s job here for sure. What is also nice is there is an underlying light chocolate an sweet caramel malt aroma here as well. Not nearly as roasty as it would look because of the use of sinamar. I really dig the flavor of this beer. It is very citrusy up front in the flavor, but the middle all belongs to the malt. The citrus is not quite grapefruit and not quite orange, but somewhere right in the middle, almost just like a Minneola. The middle is where the complexity is at. You are expecting big roasty notes but are greeted with some sweet caramel and biscuit-like trail. The finish belongs again to the hops, which the bitterness washing over you to kill the sweetness and you are left with a pleasant, not harsh lingering grapefruity flavor. The beer is a touch sweet, but the hop bitterness helps to balance that out. I would prefer it to be a touch more dry, but the beer is not so sweet it�?���s cloying. The beer came out to be about 6.5% alcohol for me,November 15, 20121 more bartender!To make a beer that tastes this good is why I started homebrewing. While racking to the secondary the smell that was coming out of my carboy made my mouth water. I could hardly wait the 2 weeks after getting it bottles to crack 'em open. I have given this to family and friends and no one can believe home brewed beer can be this good. The totally opaque color is the cou de gras. An IPA that will not allow light to be seen through the back side of your glass. Thank you Midwest!!! _x000D__x000D_I will brew this again, and again, and again. Most likely every 3rd or 4th batch. Yea, it really is that good.February 6, 2011Dry hopped greatnessIf you like hoppy beer this beer is for you. Awesome black IPA and part of your order goes towards a great cause. All of my friends who were lucky enough to around when this brew finished, loved it.November 1, 2012A MUST brew!Made this last year and soooo regretted only getting one kit. Have ordered two this time and might get another before end of month. Wish it was available all year. FABULOUS extra dark, hoppy brew. It will spoil you...Get it!!November 15, 2012The best beer ever!I am reviewing the 2012 Hopstache extract kit on which I used Wyeast 1056 yeast. This is, in my opinion, the best ever kit Midwest has ever produced. The beer was inky black and smelled tantalizingly of pine and grapefruit. The malt bill jumped right out in the mouth: complex, roasty and delicious. Don't drink this beer right away. Let it sit in the bottles for at least four or five weeks before cracking one open. HIDE IT. Once your friends get a taste of it, they'll drink down your supply. The fact that part of the kit proceeds go to a good cause is just icing on the cake.November 9, 2013Husband's FavoriteThis is my husband's favorite beer kit and he looks forward to getting it every November!January 6, 2017Purchased
11 months agoIngredients not mentioned in brew directionsI have it in secondary now, so I have not tasted the final product. The test taste when transferring was already good. Just be aware...it includes Sinimar, a malt dye that is not in the instruction. It was still sitting there on my counter when I completed brew Day. I was told I could add it at secondary transfer which I did, but it is "thick and globby.". You definitely want to add it to the end of the boil so it thins and mixes. And...it will effect flavor. It had a bitter coffee/malt flavor. Hopefully it will result in a good beer, despite being added at the wrong time.December 1, 2016Purchased
1 year agoover-carbonatesbrewed this following the instructions to the letter. after bottle conditioning it's over-carbonated. I've had several bottles foam over like champagne, and one blast into my face while opening.May 5, 2015
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