492. Blue Lobster Red Door (Paint it Black)
Blue Lobster is making some great beer in Hampton, NH and if you enjoy craft beer you need to make the trip. When checking out their Facebook page I saw David’s version of a black IPA was on and had to try it as this is a style that I still have not accepted.
Color is not surprising, black with a nice thick tan head. Aroma has plenty of the roasted malts you expect from a black IPA but also a fair amount of piney hops. Taste is where most black IPAs lose me and this one is no different. The huge amounts of roasted malts and just a hint of hops if you really look for them. Bitterness is where it should be for an IPA but I still get lost in all the malts.
Don’t get me wrong this is a good beer and one of the better black IPAs I have had but I simply don’t get this style. If you enjoy black IPAs you will enjoy this beer.
Alcohol Content: 7.0% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Blue Lobster (FB Page)
Brewers Description: VT Black IPA