Monday, 8 September 2014
Darkside Black IPA
Darkside Black IPA comes from the Granite Brewery, in Toronto, Ontario. I had a pint of this 6.7% alcohol ale on tap at the glorious Bar Hop.
Darkside is a very dark. reddish brown ale. It arrived underneath a half-inch of off-white head. There was a spicy hop aroma that had an earthy, evergreen strain. Its flavour had generous, roasted malts on the front end. There was some nice, boozy warmth--for which I was quite grateful, given that my wife and I were sitting on the patio on a chilly, rainy afternoon. There's was also a good degree of bitterness, in a dank, woodsy configuration. There was a touch of sweetness, too, or rather, semi-sweetness, with a molasses nod.
Truthfully, this was not a very memorable black IPA, but a pretty good one all the same. It tastes well made. A very accessible BIPA.
Rating: 7.5 out of 10.