Just getting back from class. Started a new course last week – Business in Society…an ethics class. BLEH! Not hard. Barely interesting. Waste. of. time. Whatevs. At home now. Half day tomorrow. Beer in glass. ROCK!
I first had this back in black at CANFEST. I didn’t review it at the time, as I was off duty. I recall liking it, but remaining confused about why black IPAs are all the rage.
The beer has a sexy head. Fluffy and off white, almost tan. Smells hoppy – slightly citrusy.
Flavor is quite citrusy. Not like a grapefruit though. More orange actually. Beautifully balanced. The flavor of hops is HUGE, but none of the accompanying bitterness is there. There is very little detectable sweetness, which I find odd as well balanced usually means equal parts bitter and sweetness in my mind.
Although super dark in color and ringing up at 6.8% ABV, the beer goes down quick. Dangerously quick.
A fantastically unique beer. I recommend trying it.