Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Widmer Pitch Black IPA

I ordered a glass of Widmer Pitch Black IPA while out to dinner at The Brewhouse Grille in Camp Hill (apologies for the picture: it is of Pitch Black at GABF, but I apparently didn't take a photo when I drank it with dinner). The beer pours a dark brown color with a thin filmy off-white head. The aroma consists of toasted malts and lots of caramel. The taste is big and toasty with a nice caramel base, some coffee, and a light bit of chocolate. The lemon and pine hops come into play on the finish. This beer’s mouth feel is light and bubbly on the tongue. The alcohol content is 6.5% ABV. I really enjoyed the coffee and chocolate flavors that came out in this beer as it warmed up, and it was balanced really well with lemon and pine hop flavors.

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