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O’Connor Brewing Company

O’Connor Brewing Company
Great Dismal Black IPA

Category: Black IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

O’Connor Brewing Company
Great Dismal Black IPA

Category: Black IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5%
Dark walnut color. Aromas of coffee with coffee cake, cacao nibs, and lettuce with lemon zest with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length chocolate nuts, hint of red hots candy, and pink pepper finish. A very tasty black IPA that will go great with spicy roasted food.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Hoppy & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: coffee with coffee cake, cacao nibs, and lettuce with lemon zest
Taste Flavor: chocolate nuts, hint of red hots candy, and pink pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Brisket, Ribs, Colby
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very tasty black IPA that will go great with spicy roasted food.

The Producer

O’Connor Brewing Co.

The Producer
211 W. 24th street
Norfolk, VA 23517
USA
1 757-623-2337

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.