Sunday, July 8, 2012

Pizza Boy Brewing Hop Test #1 (Stakem)- Smoked IPA

While at Al’s of Hampden, I ordered a glass of Pizza Boy Brewing Hop Test #1 (Stakem)- Smoked IPA. The beer beer pours black color with a frothy tan head. The aroma consists of smoke, BBQ, caramel, chocolate, and lemon. The taste is smoky and very delicious with a chocolate and caramel base. A great BBQ flavor provides some mid-range accents and lemon and pepper come out on the finish. The alcohol content 8.7% ABV. As a style, I liked the smoked IPA better than a typical black IPA, as the added sweet and dry smoke flavors really played well with the bitter hops from the IPA.

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