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Barley Creek Brewing Co.

Barley Creek Brewing Co.
Tommy’s Double Black IPA

Category: Black IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.9%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Barley Creek Brewing Co.
Tommy’s Double Black IPA

Category: Black IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.9%
Brown black color. Aromas and flavors of dark fruitcake, marmalade on pumpernickel, and melted toffee with a velvety, bright, effervescent, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, delightful, medium-long finish displaying notes of mocha latte, chocolate citrus peels, and dried tropical fruits finish. A nicely composed and balanced black IPA with fine malt character; drinks like a hoppy chocolatey porter.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy & Hoppy
Aroma Aroma: dark fruitcake, marmalade on pumpernickel, and melted toffee
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of mocha latte, chocolate citrus peels, and dried tropical fruits
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Turkey Pot Pie, Chili, Colby
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely composed and balanced black IPA with fine malt character; drinks like a hoppy chocolatey porter.

The Producer

Barley Creek Brewing Co.

The Producer
RR 1, Box 185
Tannersville, PA 18372
USA
1 570-629-9399

Black IPA

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Black IPAs are dark brown to black in color and range in alcohol from 6-8%. This style is also known as Cascadian dark ale or black India pale ale. These beers feature an intense hop aroma and flavor that is balanced by roasted chocolate and caramel malt notes. Originating in the Pacific Northwest, this relatively new style has quickly gained popularity amongst US craft brewers and IPA fans alike.

Noteworthy examples of this style include: Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA, Full Sail Brewing Bump in the Night Cascadian Dark Ale, Samuel Adams Dark Depths Baltic IPA and Lakefront Brewery Lakefront IBA.