Thursday, May 13, 2010

W10 Pitch Black IPA

W10 Pitch Black IPA

3.5 93rd percentile
Beer Advocate B+

Taste +4

I was not sure what to expect from a black IPA, this is the first one I have ever tried. At first glance the opaque black fluid with good head retention did not seem overly inviting. It was the nose that got me interested: barely roasted and big citrus flavours. The tastes were also quite unique; the big west coast IPA was there. Do I have to mention what a big coast IPA tastes like? This one was not terribly hop assertive, but the addition of debittered black malt gave added flavours. You could pick out roasted barley and chocolate.

Aftertaste +2

It was a long, dry and astringent finish. The welcome mix of citrus and roasted malt made it a pleasant one.

Alcohol Content +1 6.5%

Value +1

This is the perfect blend for those who love big IPAs and roasted porters.

Ingame Enhancement +1

Still in Seattle, still sampling many great beers.

Overall 9/10

This is the perfect brew for someone who thinks they have tried everything. You get the west coast IPA love (citrus, astringent) with the bonus of roasted malts and chocolate. This is very similar to Inquity black ale.

Inquity Black Ale

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