Blindman Brewing Hudson Heart Project New England Dark Ale – Black IPA at 5.4% ABV

Blindman Brewing Hudson Heart Project New England Dark Ale Black IPA at 5.4% ABV (C$8.95 at Collective, 946 ml, acquired 28-May-2019, reviewed 1-Jun-2019)

Appearance: clear deep brown with one finger of rocky beige head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: mild, roasty malt, citrus, and pine. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate-low carbonation, off-dry medium bitter finish. (4/5)

One of the better examples of the Black IPA style I’ve encountered, with a nice balance of dark roasted malt and piney hop characters. I probably shouldn’t have let the crowler sit for four days – I’m blaming the low carbonation on that – but still pretty good regardless. (15/20)

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