Blowing from a Gun
Nightmare Brewing Company

Blowing from a GunBlowing from a Gun
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,030
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #11,615
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 9.07%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
27
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Nightmare Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
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90
Outstanding
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Notes: 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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Photo of Buck89
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. A bright yellow color, quite hazy, with a fluffy white head. Great lacing in the glass. The aroma was tropical with pineapple and mango. A hint of dankness. Taste followed closely. Bright pineapple, tropical fruit, and passion fruit. Faint pine and earthy resin. Soft bitterness. Not too sweet, which was a pleasant surprise for a 10+ ABV drink. Outstanding.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

look - hazy copper color with a good lasting white head and sticky lacing
Smell - pretty standard pine citrus sweet scent
Taste - sweet citrus pine like the scent but are really well balance with a little resiness as well with a very slight mango and a caramel malt backbone
Feel - pretty thick with a medium crisp carbonation
OVerall - Fairly standard Imperial IPA, nothing to special but pretty tasty.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a one finger creamy whtie head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is mango, pineapple, and grapefruit.

T - The taste mango, pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, cane sugar, mint and bitter hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - Pretty solid DIPA. Definetly on the sweet side, but super drinakble.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

i could do without the sugar in this one, my first hoppy beer from these guys, who continue to have some of the most haunting art in the game, although i sourced this one from the tap. i didnt know it had a sugar addition when i was drinking it, but its offputtingly sweet for me, flavorful and gorgeously hopped, but this should be drier, and the alcohol is a bit much as well, tasty overall, but not the proportions i personally prefer in one of these imperial hazy types. a little bit of richer malt to this, but its the sugar more than the grain i taste, and it gives the hops an almost candied complexion instead of the fresh fruitiness they would otherwise have. super heavy dose on the hops, but there is no bite to this at all, no greenness, impressive from a quality and execution standpoint, i just dont think i am wild about the recipe on the whole. the hops though, absolutely, cashmere and mosaic stand out to me, although there are quite a few in here, pineapple and herbal tea, fresh orange and kiwi fruit, mango and rock candy, even some ripe peach and weed in here, its a great combination of hops and its really pungent in aroma and flavor, i just wish the whole thing was dried out a bit. it could also benefit from being closer to 8% abv, this strength is useless in this style i reckon, but i like the fluffy feel it has, the bright carbonation, and the almost creamy pillowy softness. well made beer, unique in the style, very well hopped, just too sweet and strong to be more than a one and done. these guys continue to hold my attention though!

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Photo of chinchill
3.26/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

16 oz can.
Pours with a hazy pale straw colored body with a weak white head.
Moderately bitter but strong flavor for the style.
Fruity with pine that intensifies and dominated the finish and aftertaste.
Lightly harsh, medium body.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can stamp on the rim of the bottom that looks someone didn't give two shits about it. Fine with me, here's the rest of my thoughts.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance had a semi-cloudy burnt dark golden orange almost amber color with a sturdy finger's worth of white foamy head. Nice speckled lace trims the top of my glass.
The aroma had candied orange/lemon to grassy hoppiness up front. Some cardboard/woodiness follows in slightly but seems to disappear as it continued to warm. Some white pear and honey follow in the distance.
The flavor leaned fully into the sweetness combining all of the prior mentioned aromas but luckily leaving out the cardboard. Slight hop spice in the aftertaste with some white pears, honey, and candied orange bits.
The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt good like a New England styled one. Some bitterness and a touch of dryness rub on my tongue. Finishes semi-sticky with some dry grassy to white pear-like sweetness.
Overall, it's alright. I see a ton of potential with this one and if this brewer gets that 'cardboard' thing going on cleaned up I bet I would score this a lot better.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark orange gold with slight opacity. Lacing is very dense and white.

S - Pungent citrus, lime, and overall very juicy.

T - Vinous and juicy citrus from start to finish. Melon, apple, pear lime, some mint, and a lingering pineapple.

M - Thick, viscous, and chewy.

O - This one is an unsung hero. SEEK OUT.

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Photo of superspak
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned in 10/2019. Pours very hazy deep golden/amber/light orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with amazing retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts the whole glass. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Amazing appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, red apple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew, watermelon, red apple, blueberry, strawberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, honey, brown sugar, wheat, biscuit dough, light toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, sugars, and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, red apple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew, watermelon, red apple, blueberry, strawberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, honey, brown sugar, wheat, biscuit dough, light toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, red apple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew, watermelon, red apple, blueberry, strawberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, honey, brown sugar, wheat, biscuit dough, light toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, sugars, and bready malt flavors; with and awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Mild increasing warmth of 10.5% after the finish. Overall this is an amazing TIPA. All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, sugars, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the big ABV, with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish. Great soft feel, and not aggressive. Amazing El Dorado, Calypso, Cashmere, Mosaic, and Hull Melon profile. Extremely juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hops; with a nice sized sugar and wheat/oat/malt backbone. Light residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example. Loved the hop profile as expected.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a wine goblet from the can.

Appearance: Cloudy yellow with medium bubbles on the body which looks astonishing and a subtle off-white head rising maybe half a fingers length. Settles quick after one sip.

Smell: Sweet honey and grapefruit skin with a dose of bread and honey. Sticky but dissipates like yesterday.

Taste: Smooth malts with a perfect bitterness and deep hoppy floral feel. Honestly a touch sweet which links a bit an almost lactose sugar note to go with the beer.

Mouth: Sticky brew with smooth finish. Soft carbonation with a sticky sticky after-taste. Full bodied which the brew just lingers on your cheeks.

Overall: Honestly a sweet complex finish which honestly I would not share unless I loved you. Super smooth malts makes you want to make this beer the dessert.

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Photo of Roguer
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Mango-orange body, opaque even in thinner portions of the glass, although I wouldn't call it pulpy. Head production, retention, and lacing are excellent across the board.

Nose features a wave of tropical hops and a surprising amount of caramel malt. Mango, melon, pineapple, and brown sugar.

Incredibly juicy and sweet on the palate, swarming with tropical fruit flavors of pineapple, mango, and melon, all accented by the use of Indian cane sugar. While slightly stale-smelling on the nose, there is no such effect on the palate, which is bursting with juice and fresh flavors. Big, sweet malt profile blends excellently with the hop choice.

Rich and creamy, obviously a big beer, but drinks so, so much smoother than a 10.5% ABV TIPA has any right to be.

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Blowing from a Gun from Nightmare Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 27 ratings