Release the Hounds


Brewery: Big Rig Brewery

Type: Black IPA

ABV: 6.2%

IBU: 72

Appearance / Aroma: Smell has a good mix of hops and malts; earthy and sweet while working in that distinct perfumy hop aroma. It has a dark, coffee color with a big, thick brown head.

Taste / Feel: Right away I can taste the hops. They’re slightly sweet and have a floral flavor to them. On the whole, I was expecting a much stronger, more intense flavor. I do taste that smokey, roasted malt that’s characteristic to a dark beer but I was hoping for a bit more. It does come back decently in the exhale without the hop flavor.

There is a lingering bitterness in the aftertaste, but nothing during the mouthful. This observation was before I knew it had an IBU rating of 72.


One Comment Add yours

  1. I just tried this one too! Good write-up. Looking forward to following…


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