442. Grateful Hands Brewing Common Sense IPA
This is my second beer from Grateful Hands, the other being their Retro IPA. This is their black IPA and another enjoyable beer. The appearance is black, as you would expect, with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly.
Aroma is more sweet than hoppy but there are some pine, citrus hops in there. Taste certainly leans more towards the sweet roasted malts than hops. The hops are there but way in the background, overall an enjoyable beer but needs more of a hop presence.
Pros: Flavorful and easy to drink
Alcohol Content: 5.4% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 68
Brewers Website: Grateful Hands Brewing
Brewers Description: This dark IPA is built on a malt canvas of American base malts with the addition of a de-husked black malt to give it a dark color and slight roasty flavor without imparting dark, burnt, bitter, or intensely roasty flavors typically derived from dark malts. Summit, Chinook, and Simcoe hops throughout the boil provide clean, pine and citrus flavor and firm bitterness, and a healthy of each as dry hops add a layer of grapefruit and spring-like aroma. Cheers to year-round dark, hoppy goodness!