As far as we’re concerned, there aren’t enough Black IPAs in the world, especially imperials. Here’s a take on one of our favourite styles…and just in time for GABS!
A hefty, almost ‘Belgian’ malt bill gives this beer a solid foundation, and a wicked dark brown hue. US hop strains, Columbus, Centennial, and Simcoe bring herbaceous and piney notes, while molasses and Amber Candi Sugar lend richness and depth.
Expect a complex bouquet of espresso, mandarin, treacle and sticky resin – blessings from the malt, hops and Abbey Ale Yeast. To drink, it’s deep and expressive, with lashings of dark chocolate and a curly mid-palate bitterness.
IBIPA? Uh huh.
Malt: Munich Malt, Pale Malt, Abbey Malt, Carabelge, Carafa III, Chocolate
Hops: Columbus, Centennial, Simcoe
Extras: Molasses, Belgian Candi Sugar