Blowing from a Gun
Nightmare Brewing Company

Blowing from a GunBlowing from a Gun
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From:
Nightmare Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 7.9%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
47
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 29, 2020
Added:
Nov 03, 2019
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  2
Double India Pale Ale with Indian Cane Sugar. Quintuple Dry Hopped with El Dorado, Calypso, Cashmere, Mosaic, and Hull Melon hops.
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Apricot hued body; thick and frothy white head, perhaps a fat finger thick. A solid smell of sticky, dull fruity sweetness; earthy. Heavy sweetness; malty; apricot; a strong alcohol presence, but not in your face. Heavy body; thick and warm; sticky; some alcohol burn.

A respectable DIPA, a bit heavy and rich overall. Okay in the long run.
Oct 29, 2020
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Rated by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on September 1, 2020.
Oct 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by jhlosito75 from Pennsylvania

Sep 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.13 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Aug 31, 2020
 
Rated: 4.02 by heymikew from California

Aug 31, 2020
 
Rated: 3.93 by beerrat from Virginia

Aug 28, 2020
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Reviewed by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 16oz can into a pub glass.

Look is a pale orange yellow with a head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is orange herbal hop candy, lots of concentrated sweetness.

Taste matches aroma. Super concentrated citrus hop.
Aug 19, 2020
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Reviewed by DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a mildly translucent dark yellow. Looks somewhere between a West Coast and a New England IPA. Half a finger of smooth white head appears, but lingers for quite some time.

Nose is candied fruit. Melons, tropical fruits and some citrus. Candied watermelon and pineapple is what I get mostly. Some grassy/pine hop quality comes through as well.

Now the taste is where it becomes interesting. It tastes like a mix between the two. Big caramel sweet malty base of a West Coast, with the bright fresh fruit quality of a New England. The candied melon and pineapple is definitely present. That cane sugar really doing it's job. There is also somewhat of a eucalyptus/menthol quality. On the back end I get a touch of coconut that mixes well with the cane sugar and malty backbone. It creates a coconut muffin or pastry quality. 10% ABV is certainly evident upon drinking this. Some weed dankness builds lightly as it goes on.

Mouthfeel is medium to fullbodied and smooth. Mild carbonation.

Overall this is one of Nightmare's more interesting IPA's. The Indian cane sugar definitely bringing something different to the table. Without it, I don't think it would have had the same impact or achieved the same roundness of flavor that it has. I like this. Perhaps not their best IPA, but different and unique. Tasty, in it's own right.
Aug 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.44 by Dougwillhike from New Jersey

Jul 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4.15 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Jul 30, 2020
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
L: Poured from a tallboy can to a snifter glass. Had a yellowish / brown color and a pretty cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Solid lacing.

S: A decent aroma of hops, citrus fruit, a floral quality, malt, tropical fruit, and pine.

T: Tasted of a hint of the floral quality (a fleeting presence), some pine notes (just enough to make things interesting), a good shot of hops (not too, much, though), a hint of malt (mostly in the finish; not a big factor), some tropical fruit (mango, especially), and a bit of citrus fruit as well (oranges). A rock solid, dank, fruity flavor.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a sharp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A well done, focused DIPA. Worth a try.
May 29, 2020
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Reviewed by BrotherDylan from California

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer is exactly what you were looking for if you were looking for this type of beer. Those looking for a hazy, juicy IPA will enjoy this but it will not be what they were looking for. This is openly a boozy, sugary IPA with lots of flavor hops and not a ton of bitterness.

It's got Indian Cane Sugar and it is quadruple dry-hopped at 10.5% abv. It does look hazy but this is just not a "hazy IPA". It is a beautiful sugar bomb with a ton of hop flavor and aroma that finishes with rich, almost vanilla sugar finish. It is the perfect nightcap or desert beer. It is aweful to drink on a hot day outside or after a really filling meal.

Order expecting a traditional hazy IPA and you might be disappointed, at least at first because your expectations did not match what you recieved. If you want a really interesting, sugary, flavorful triple IPA, you will be really happy with this beer.
May 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.08 by craigbelly from Iowa

May 09, 2020
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Look: It pours yellow-orange and hazy. It has a full head and head retention is very good.

Smell: It is a bit dank with some melon notes. There is a bit of pine in the nose as well.

Taste: It has a dank flavor with some orange and melon. There are piney notes throughout and the alcohol is noticeable.

Feel: It has warming alcohol which borders on a orange liquor like finish.

Overall, the alcohol throughs the fell off a little bit, but it has some complex flavors.
Apr 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by cryptichead from Illinois

Mar 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

Mar 11, 2020
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Reviewed by bylerteck from Canada (ON)

4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bit too sweet but absolutely delicious. Excellent haze and lacing with great retention. Amazing aroma with dank, sugary, tropical notes. Prob doesn’t need the residual sugar note but it’s very very tight for the style.
Mar 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.15 by BayAreaJoe from California

Feb 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Feb 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.19 by smithj4 from New York

Jan 31, 2020
Blowing from a Gun from Nightmare Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 47 ratings