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