December 27, 2010

21st Amendment Back In Black

This is a 'black IPA' from 21st Amendment. Black IPA's are typically traditional IPA recipes but brewed with rich, dark malts in place of or in addition lighter malts. Pours a very deep reddish-brown, not quite opaque black, with a generous white head. Roasted malt and coffee on the nose, not bursting with hops. Tastes about the same, dark malt, coffee, a little cocoa, and a hint of orange peel. Nice carbonation, dry finish. Pretty well balanced - a great IPA for winter!

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