Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Penn Brewery B2 Black IPA

I ordered a glass of Penn Brewery B2 Black IPA from Bites and Brews in Pittsburgh. According to Bites and Brews' Facebook page, this beer will be the house beer at all B2 locations. The beer pours a dark brown color with a foamy off-white colored head. The aroma consists of caramel, toasted malts, lemon, cream, and pine. The taste is dry and roasty with lemon and pine. There are hints of caramel and chocolate in the background, but this beer really focuses on the toasted flavor. The alcohol content 6.0% ABV. If you are looking for a Black IPA that is more porter-like with roasted malt flavors, this is your type of beer. I typically have been shying towards the hoppier Black IPAs, so this wasn’t my favorite in the style, but it still was fairly easy to drink and had plenty of delicious flavors.

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