Monday, 28 November 2016

Disruption Black IPA

Category 12 Brewing

Victoria, British Columbia

Black India Pale Ale

Deep Copper (almost black)

6.7% @ 77 IBU's

I used to be more involved in the beer scene when I lived in the Lower Mainland.  Now that I live in West Kelowna, it's hard to find unique or one-off beers that the breweries in Vancouver and Victoria brew.  So I happened to walk into the BC Liquor store and found this little gem.

Category 12's Disruption Black IPA won gold in the category of Best American Black Ale at the Canadian Brewing Awards in 2015.  Because I'm a pretty big fan of Black IPA's, I had to give it a try.  And believe me I wasn't disappointed. 

This beer has a slightly sweet, slightly citrus aroma.  It's a little hard to detect but it's there.  The flavor of roasted malts give it a full body smokey taste that stays on your tongue and dictates the general flavor of this beer.  It has a medium to heavy bitterness and a lingering but decent aftertaste. 

Even though I like this beer, it and most black IPA's are an acquired taste.  So if you're new to this type of beer, my suggestion to you is that maybe share it with others to enjoy.  Having the whole bottle to yourself might be a little too much at first.  Lastly.... It goes so unbelievably well with steak!

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