Emerson's The Rapture (500ml Bottle)
A big black IPA. The traditional IPA malt bill has been darkened up with a little help from Carafa; a dehusked, less harsh and less bitter specialty malt. Fist fulls of American hops – Chinook, Citra, Zythos, Simcoe and Amarillo are all finished off with a touch of oily, hopbacked NZ Cascade whole cone hops. Moreish, with layer upon layer of flavours this dark beauty is sure to make the sinner out of even the most devout of us.
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.