Pitch Black IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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4.1/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Picked up this bottle from Hi-Time Wine as I was quite interested to see Widmer's interpretation of this emerging style. Not really expecting a lot, but curious. This "pitch black IPA" poured out more of a dark brown, but in the glass it is indeed fairly black with a moderate khaki head that left moderate amounts of lacing (which was more than expected at least). The aroma is quite bright with grapefruit mixed with some sugar cookie and mild roast. The taste follows through with some nice Cascade flavors, grapefruit, citrus, mild flora and tempered with light roast and cookielike finish.
While more mild than other Cascadian Dark Ales, the flavor is crisp and good. Not an Imperial ala Sublimely Self Righteous, in terms of hops or alcohol, but very pleasant. Probably the best Widmer beer I have had actually. Lighter to medium in body with a nice full carbonation keeping things lively. Surprisingly tasty, I could settle down into a six pack of these for a fair price. Happy to see Widmer experimenting with positive results!
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2010 01:21:06 | More by vacax
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Pitch Black IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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