I had a cause for celebration this afternoon/evening and popped open one of the Black IPA homebrews. Man this beer keeps getting better! I poured into a pint glass and then went off to do a few things while the beer warmed from fridge temp. About 15 minutes later the head was still 3/4 full and spongy as ever!
Nose is crisp with wet hops and toasted grains. Notes of lemon grass and caramel amid an undeniable and unsuppressible hop presence.
Taste is everything I could have asked for. Faintly tart and very bitter, with a nice mix of burnt caramel and charred wood, and a nice firm bitter finish.
The beer has about a medium body to it, but finishes quite dry and tacky, leaving you wanting another sip.
I am beyond thrilled with how this beer came out, and can’t wait to brew it again!