If you follow my blog you know I struggle with black IPAs. I want to like them since they are IPAs but I just can’t buy into the style when there are so many great traditional and double IPAs out there. Wormtown did a nice job with this one and my rating reflects more on the style than the actual beer.
Appearance is very dark brown almost black with thick tan head. Plenty of hops in the aroma gave me hope this one would excel but the taste had an odd mix of hops, roasted malts and maybe some coffee and chocolate.
Overall this is a nice beer and if you like this style than you will certainly enjoy this beer.
Cons: Its a black IPA
Alcohol Content: 6.0% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 75
Brewers Website: Wormtown Brewery
Brewers Description: Dark Day refers to an event that occurred on May 19, 1780, when an unusual darkening of the day sky was observed over the New England states and parts of Canada. The darkness was so complete that candles were required from noon on.” Dark Day IPA is a collaboaration with Dave Richardson from Gardner Ale House. Herbal hop aroma is complimented with roasted malt character. American de-husked roasted barley does not lend a bitter acrid flavor but imparts a roasted character that melds with low level caramelized malts. Big herbal, citrus hop flavors and bitterness clash with roasted and mildly sweet malt. Try Dark Day IPA and then drive to Gardner to try its sister brew Nightcrawler IPA.