Get ready to dive into the darkness with the Nighthawk Imperial Black IPA. This beer means business, an incredibly hop forward flavor and aroma attacks your senses from first sip. Using an impressive 9 oz. of hops we blend our favorite American varietals to create and complex and long lasting hop experience of tropical fruits, orange, and a lemon finish. Pours Midnight Black with an off white head this brew forgoes the heavy roast and astringency you would expect, instead supporting the hops with a slight roasty chocolate malt backbone to add an entirely new dimension to your new favorite IPA.Notes: - Due to the high Original Gravity of this brew we recommend making a yeast starter or purchasing an additional vial of yeast. - This brew uses a two-stage dry hopping process. After 7 days of primary fermentation you will open your fermentation vessel and add 1 oz. Centennial and 1 oz. Amarillo. After an additional week you will transfer to a secondary and dry hop with 1 oz. Falconers Flight and 1 oz. Amarillo for five (5) days and then keg/bottle your brew.