Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Black Creek IPA

During my tour of the Black Creek Historic Brewery, I picked up a growler of the Black Creek IPA. This ale contains 5% alcohol and pours a cloudy, orange-brown colour with almost no head or carbonation. It has an aroma that blends citrus with a whisper of caramel. The flavour involves a considerably bitter grapefruit body and just a bit of sweetness. The near total absence of carbonation helps it go down very easily. It has a slightly bitter, dry aftertaste.

The Black Creek IPA is brewed according to 1860s methods. It's a lovely brew with a quality flavour--not overpowering as some IPAs tend to be. A bit more alcohol would definitely be a welcome addition.  Fresh from the brewery, this stuff was highly enjoyable.  The last pint in the growler contained a tonne of sediment--not super appealing.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10.

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