Black IPA by DOZE | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

Black IPA by DOZE | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

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  • Our Signature Series kits offer a selection of crazy, unique beers developed by MoreBeer! customers, associates, and homebrewing legends!
  • Big, dark, hoppy, and delicious. Designed by our local homebrew club in Concord, CA—the Diablo Order Of Zymiracle Enthusiasts
  • Includes Magnum, Cascade, Centennial, and Simcoe® hops
  • Estimated ABV: 6.5%
  • Estimated IBUs: 70-75
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

MoreBeer! is proud to release this Black IPA recipe designed by our local homebrew Club DOZE. This black IPA recipe has been coined the name as 'Diablo Dark Ale' in honor of our resident Mt. Diablo. Here is where the Diablo Order of Zymurical Enthusiasts brew at the foothills fine tuning their homebrew recipes and sharing their passion for making great beer at home.

After winning the AHA Homebrew Club Of The Year in 2010, the Diablo Order Of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) put their minds together to collectively craft a beer they felt representative of the club and its brewers. The initiative was taken on as an all club project that spanned 5 months. In the end, over 50 members contributed ideas to this recipe and nearly 40 individual batches brewed by 23 DOZE members were tasted and refined to a single recipe. This beer is inspired by the style many refer to as Cascadian Dark Ale or Black IPA, however it is not intended to fit the mold of any particular guideline. Mostly it is big, dark, hoppy, and delicious.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.065-70
  • SRM (Color Range): 25-30
  • IBUs: 70-75
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 6.5%


Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.


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Love this kit!
Gary G on Jan 10, 2023
Like black ipa's
BillH on Nov 1, 2022
Love this kit!
Gary G on Jan 10, 2023
Like black beer
Christopher R on Dec 23, 2022
Like black ipa's
BillH on Nov 1, 2022
My favorite home brew so far
Gary G on Nov 1, 2022
why not
Edward M on Apr 22, 2022
Used previously and loved it! Black IPA's are my favorite and uts really hard to find them in stores.
Ryan L on Dec 30, 2021
Wife's favorite
Michael Wagner on Dec 16, 2021
Excellent receipe! Have brewed before, will brew again.
Kirk M on Jun 22, 2021
I’ve used it before and loved it.
Todd L on Feb 10, 2021
I love Black IPAs in the winter
Craig W on Nov 30, 2020
brewed it before and love it.
Victor Carillo on Nov 23, 2020
Planning on making Black IPA so thought I give this recipe a try
Valued C on Oct 14, 2020
Recommended by Emily at MoreBeer
Curt on Aug 27, 2020
Love me a nice Black IPA. Figured I’d try this one
Gary G on Aug 3, 2020
It's awesome. Had before
tim d on Jun 30, 2020
I love black IPAs and I’m always looking for new ones.
Wendy N on May 22, 2020
Wanted something interesting for summer enjoyment
Michael McCrary on May 7, 2020
Wanted to give it a try
Valued C on Apr 29, 2020
Kits make things fast and easy
Elijah B on Mar 13, 2020
Made it before and it was really good
Bill B on Mar 6, 2020
This is my favorite beer.
Joshua W on Feb 26, 2020
Dana S on Feb 17, 2020
Trying a new twist. My Brew Buddy Just brewed a Black IPA, I hope mine will be better than his
Barnard, J on Feb 1, 2020
3rd time w/ this kit, fantastic beer.
Troy N on Jan 22, 2020
I've brewed this before and it is one of my very favorites.
Kirk M on Dec 9, 2019
best beer ever
Bruce G on Dec 9, 2019
i've brewed it before and its amazing
John J V on Oct 26, 2019
Looks interesting
Bill B on Aug 28, 2019
First try of a Black IPA
Vincenzo D on Aug 28, 2019
I've been brewing this twice a year for several years now. Hands down best Black IPA I've every had!
Stephen Hilla on Mar 9, 2019
3 rd time! Love it!
Karl Knudsen on Feb 9, 2019
This is a fantastic beer kit and I brew it once or twice a year during the Christmas holiday. I like to serve it on Nitro.
Stephen Hilla on Nov 28, 2018
I never made a Black IPA and this looks like a great recipe
David B on Nov 22, 2018
Looks delicious
Scott B on Sep 20, 2018
Brett c on Jan 27, 2018
Like black beer
Christopher R on Dec 23, 2022
My favorite home brew so far
Gary G on Nov 1, 2022
Recommended Mash Temp?
Chip Schneider on Sep 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The guys from MoreBeer provide you with this information:
>Mash Temperature plays a very important role in flavor of the final
beer. Holding a mash temperature between 148° F and 158° F for
60 minutes is sufficient in activating the enzymes that are naturally
within the grain. These are the enzymes that turn the starches into
sugars. Within that range, the low end (148–152° F) will produce an overall dryer beer, while the high end (154–158° F) will produce a beer with a maltier flavor. The middle range of 151–154° F is a great
compromise for most beers. When adding the grain to the water
plan for temperature drops of 9–15 degrees due the grain is sitting
at room temperature.<
So you have your choice. - How do you like your beer?
Has anyone tried racking this black IPA onto toasted coconut in secondary? I had a Coconut Cascadian Dark Ale at a local brewery that was great! Wondering if this would be a good base recipe to add coconut to? If so what would a good ratio be? Thanks Erik
erik legenhausen on Nov 10, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I never done that but think you idea would be yummy.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Maybe the best IPA we've done
This one is amazing and I'll be doing again for sure! Malty and bitter in the right combination. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the kit!
April 18, 2024
Rated 3 out of 5
Good recipe; unfortunately got wrong hops
The recipe is good; unfortunately I was shipped an extra ounce of magnum and was missing one ounce of cascades hops and didn't notice. until mid brew. Magnum isn't a great replacement for cascades so it definitely impacted the final product. Despite that minor mistake it did come out OK and we had no problem finishing the final result
December 4, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Lovely Black IPA
This is a wonderful Black IPA kit.
September 14, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
I just keg it today and I could drink this beer with out being carb.
I get a little roasty, chocolate and slightly bitter. I’m not getting much hop aroma, but I’m not gettin much hop aroma with my IPA’s either.
I will brew this one again.
October 27, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Good kit. I added an extra pound of 2 row to raise the og. Good and hoppy
October 18, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This is one of two of my house beers almost always on tap. If i am out its usually in the works.
Just hit 2 years brewing with about 60 batches total all grain 5 gallon kegged brews. This was one of prob the first 5 batches I brewed. I have brewed the recipe prob 6-7 more times changing or substituting grain to hops slightly.
This recipe is really dialed in. I will make sure i have what i need to stick with this recipe to the letter.
The only thing i have brewed to equal this is morebeer's kit (Janet's Brown ale) by Mike "Tasty" McDole. These two recipes are my favorites and the ones I get the most complements on. Flex your brewing prowess get this kit.
December 28, 2019
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Solid IPA
I messed this one up and left the 2nd addition hops in too long and when removing them, well, you can't get a square peg out of a round hole. So the "Black" is more of a very dark green.
It is still really good with more of the hoppier flavor and a dry finish. I will brew this again in the future and adhere to the directions but I do recommend it as I can see how good it would be if I didn't screw it up.
April 30, 2019
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent kit. Once my neighbors found out it was on tap it was gone in a few weeks. Already brewed twice and planning a third.
May 31, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This is one of my favorite beer kits and by far my favorite black IPA. It is everything you'd want from a black IPA... some roasted malt and chocolate flavor and hints of bitterness along with a solid punch of hops. I've brewed both the extract and all grain kits multiple times. Both are excellent. I do favor the all grain kit but you can't go wrong with either.

I always serve this beer on nitrogen (beer gas) using a stout faucet. You get the amazing creamy head and smooth flavor.

This beer is so good it will haunt you! :-)
I've got another batch in the fermentor now... see photo
Moreover black IPA in primary fermentor
Moreover black IPA in primary fermentor
January 25, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Very tasty beer!
This came out very good but not exactly as I expected. I am a bottler and in the future I think I would add another ounce or two of dry hops to help offset aroma/flavor degradation from O2 exposure and bottle conditioning. My first batch of this has come out a bit on the roasty/chocolaty side. I'm not complaining, but I expected a bit more hop aroma. Probably is much better served from a keg. That said, I will be getting this kit again in the future to tweek the process and recipe for my set-up.
July 9, 2017