I missed reviewing beer-nectar so much that I decided to do a second review this evening. Beer #2 of the evening is Heavy Seas Black Cannon from Clipper City Brewing.
If you were to close your eyes and give this beer a whiff, you would find that it smells exactly many other traditional American IPAs…grapefruit bomb!
The flavors are surprisingly mild, something that makes me quite happy. Plenty of hop flavors in there, no doubt. However, there just isn’t the bite I was expecting. I frankly can’t pick up much in the way of sweet flavors, so I don’t know what’s balancing the beer out so well! But hell, who cares if the beer is good, right?
I am going to digress from the review momentarily for some commentary about this particular style (black IPA). I don’t know when this style first appeared. I do know that over the last year, the style has exploded in popularity; more and more breweries are coming out with black IPAs. In my honest opinion, I don’t know what the hype is about. Then again, I tend to kinda be anti-beer-hype in general, huh?
Getting back to the Black Cannon….
This is a solid brew. I would definitely drink this again and, in particular, would love to have it on draught!