Emelisse Black IPA (330ml Bottle)
Traditionally, the Indian Pale Ale is a blonde to copper coloured beer with an alcohol content between 6 and 7% and spicy hopped. The beer style Black IPA is therefore actually a knee-slapper: the ever experimenting American brewers sometimes go so far over the edge that they end up with a beer that is hard to place. Once the limits of alcohol and over-hopped IPA's in the extreme were explored, they were playing with the color.
The interpretation of Emelisse is understated, exciting, balanced and challenging. Certainly not an easy beer, but one that this brewery clearly advertises and shows what it can do!
An emerging beer style roughly defined as a beer with IPA-level hopping, relatively high alcohol and a distinct toasty dark malt character. Typically lacks the roastiness and body of a strong stout and is hoppier than a strong porter. Expressive dry-hopping is common. Also called India Dark Ale, India Black Ale, Cascadian Dark Ale, Dark IPA, and sometimes India Brown Ale.