Bellwoods Brewery Gotham – Black IPA at 8% ABV | 80 [?] IBU

Bellwoods Brewery Gotham Black IPA at 8% ABV | 80 [?] IBU (C$6.50 at Trade – Cashout, 500 ml, bottle date 20-Oct-2016, acquired 19-Nov-2016, reviewed 20-Nov-2016)

Appearance: clear ruby brown with three fingers of fluffy beige head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: pine, citrus, coffee, chocolate, earthy, herbal. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Medium-light body, moderate carbonation, medium duration mildly bitter and warming finish. (4/5)

At the start , I was a bit on the fence about this one. It was mild and mellow, almost to the point of losing the thread. But after a bit, it opened up, and developed some interesting depth. Grading this as a Bellwoods IPA, it’s not great – I’d rather have a Witchshark, Jutsu, or Roman Candle, if that’s what I was looking for. But as a subtle, dark malt-present specialty, it’s pretty interesting. Thanks, Tim! (15/20)

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