This was the very first growler filled at Sebago Brewing. Or at least the first retail growler as I am sure the employees probably had a few before mine. At the time they were offering Bub and Grand Crux so I opted for Bub.
Bub is Sebago’s black IPA which has not been bottled and prior to growler fills it was only available at the brew pubs. The beer pours a very dark brown (almost black) with a thick tan head. Aroma has plenty of piney hops with some roasted chocolate notes, very well done so far. Taste seems to have more of a coffee flavor than the chocolate you get in the smell but it is well balanced and finishes slightly bitter.
This is certainly one of the better black IPAs I have had and hope they bring Bub back for years to come.
Pros: Well balanced, flavorful
Alcohol Content: 6.8% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 70
Brewers Website: Sebago Brewing
Brewers Description: BUB is from where the heart and hops are. It was created by longtime bartender Tiff Caron. Many who know Tiff from her passion for Craft beer, incredible social skills and love of people will be affectionately called BUB. Originally BUB was just a mere 31 gallon pilot brew released for Halloween 2012 we decided it was so good that it need to be brewed for the people and ramped up the recipe. BUB is full of roasted malts and caramel malts to balance out the huge portions of hops. It is big in flavor and dry on the finish. Don’t be surprised when you’re asked “Whatcha drinkin’ BUB?!”