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Born Colorado Brewing Black Chai Affair – American IPA at 7% ABV | 60 IBU

Born Colorado Brewing Black Chai Affair – American IPA at 7% ABV | 60 IBU (C$4.25 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 21-Apr-2020, acquired 7-May-2020, reviewed 16-May-2020)

Appearance: clear deep amber with two fingers of rocky beige head, excellent retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: chai tea, roasty malts, coffee, smoke, light metallic. (7/10) Taste: moderate-high bitter, moderate sweet, moderate spice. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, dry lingering bitter finish. (4/5)

I really didn’t have a lot of choice when it came to buying this one, seeing how it came from a solid local brewery (whose logo is a “C” in a circle) as a collaboration with my go-to bottle shop (whose logo is three “C’s” in a circle, and moreover shares a name with one of the best brewers in Canada). I’m not generally a fan of chai, but this one avoids the biggest problem there by keeping the sweetness very restrained. I think I would’ve hated this if it were sweet, but as it is, I like it. (15/20)

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