Nightmare Brewing Company

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Nightmare Brewing Company
New York, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #913
Ranked #4,965
4.16 | pDev: 6.49%
Jan 27, 2023
Jun 06, 2019
Practitioners of Falun Gong (a qigong meditation focused on moral philosophy, energetic exercises, breathing and promoting living in harmony) were perceived as a threat by the Chinese communist regime.
Since 1999 members were thrown into “re-education through labor” camps where they either renounced their beliefs or became the victims of torture, organ harvesting and execution. Apart from forcing prisoners to lay face down in snow, throwing buckets of water on them in -20° environments, and having them stand almost naked in winter for 12 hour periods, Exposure (also known as freezing torture) had been the governments favored form of persecution. In one instance a woman on hunger strike, was chained to a tree in winter. They returned the next day to find an icicle forming from her nose down to her feet. As of 2009 it’s estimated that at least 2,000 members had been tortured to death.

Dry hopped with 100% Cryo* Mosaic and Citra
*Cryogenic process of preserving essential oils and resins at extremely low temperatures*

Earthy herbal notes push through the boozy nose, until a presence of star fruit, honeydew and nectarine pit make themselves known. Initial cold hop bite of pine quickly dissipates to a balanced malt body, candied mandarin rind, strawberry jam, and key lime zest.
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Reviewed by Cm55

3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can. Dated 9 months prior
L-slightly cloudy yellow with 1F white head and attractive lacing
S-hops, and just a little Hint of some kind of spice
T-yes, there are hops. But there is also just a bit too much sweetness
F-plenty of heat from the alcohol, and a little sticky, but overall medium bodied
O-a high content imperial IPA that has many of the expected pieces but just doesn’t seem to match my preferences. Still eminently drinkable, but doesn’t stand out in a crowded category
Jan 27, 2023
Rated: 3.69 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Oct 26, 2022
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Rated by The_Beer_Guru from New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Hard to believe it’s 10.1%! Not a NE 100% but along the lines of it being a NE. The malt covers it up as well as covering the alcohol.
Sep 14, 2022
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I hate the price point but anyways for being 5 months old this still tastes pretty damn great. Heavy malt backbone now that makes it almost taste like an imperial red ipa. Bet it tastes great fresh
Sep 01, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by Curt3 from Ohio

May 13, 2022
Rated: 4.36 by Khaack from New York

Aug 09, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Apr 09, 2021
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Reviewed by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

4.69/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours a cloudy, golden yellow color with a two finger, off white head that laces the glass exceptionally well. Lively carbonation.

Smell: Mostly earthy floral with a sweet backdrop of citrus, akin to grapefruit and orange rind.

Taste: Very intense. Lots of tangy grapefruit, orange and mango with deep undertones of spicy spruce and pine resin to complement it, almost minty, but not overtly so. Rich notes of malted grains along the lines of honeycomb and spongecake. Resinous and dry on the finish, with a pleasant alcholoic heat on the back end. As it warms, the initial tropical flavors become more stonefruit like, with notes of peaches and apricots.

Mouth: Full bodied, dare I say heavy, if not for the amount of carbonation. Oily but not syrupy. 10% ABV is apparent and in your face.

Overall: Quite impressive all around. This is one of the better imperial IPAs I've had in some time. On a side note, I love the story behind this beer, kudos to Nightmare for naming the enemy. Piss on the CCP, and let us never forget those brave buddists who suffered at their hands.
Mar 25, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by boocie from New York

Feb 25, 2021
Rated: 4.26 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Jan 14, 2021
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Dec 27, 2020
Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Dec 26, 2020
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Rated by gbiello from Massachusetts

3.18/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
If you like a triple-IPA you may enjoy this one, but at 10.1% it's too boozy for my taste.
Dec 25, 2020
Rated: 3.82 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Dec 12, 2020
Rated: 4 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida

Oct 16, 2020
Rated: 4.43 by KensWorld from Florida

Oct 16, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Oct 03, 2020
Rated: 4.58 by Dougwillhike from New Jersey

Jun 18, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by mtbdonn from Colorado

May 03, 2020
Rated: 4.21 by TheHopsman from Nebraska

Apr 17, 2020
Exposure from Nightmare Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 77 ratings