Tasting Notes: I’ve been to the restaurant several times while visiting friends in San Francisco and have been lucky enough to find this in beer distributors on the east coast and lately have found it in some local bars (in can). This Black IPA is one of the better ones I have tried that has the color of a stout / porter but aroma and bitterness of an IPA. When sampling this craft beer you will notice the aroma from the Black IPA is different from a typical IPA because of the ingredients used in the brewing process. You still get the citrus and piney aromas from that of a hop like simcoe but when it is combined with the dark roasted malts it creates a truly unique aroma you do not come across often. When tasting, it feels and finishes smooth like a porter or stout but has that great bitterness that comes along with an IPA. Another thing I really like about the beer is the fact it comes in a can. Great from outdoor activities and is a conversation starter. Whether you are tailgating a sporting event, at a party or any other social event and enjoying directly from the can someone is always curious to know what beverage it is you are holding. Craft beer in a can is something very new and it certainly does not look like your average soda can design that everyone is used to. A unique craft beer that I highly recommend. Drink with caution as it packs a punch with 6.8% ABV! Let me know how your like it!
Craft Beer Reviewed Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Location: 21st Amendment, 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA
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