Full Review

Rogue Ales

Rogue Ales
5 Hop Black IPA

Category: Black IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.55%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative

Rogue Ales
5 Hop Black IPA

Category: Black IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.55%
Rich walnut color. Roasted aromas and flavors of mocha, dark toasted pumpernickel, chocolate orange peel, and pine forest with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a smooth, interesting, long finish imparting notes of coffee, baking chocolate, grapefruit and blood orange, and rapini finish. A impeccably balanced IPA with an affinity for grilled meats and great company.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Bold & Bitter & Hoppy
Aroma Aroma: mocha, dark toasted pumpernickel, chocolate orange peel, and pine forest
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of coffee, baking chocolate, grapefruit and blood orange, and rapini
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: with food, on its own and with cigars
Recipes Pairing: Salisbury Steak, Mole Chicken, Colby
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A impeccably balanced IPA with an affinity for grilled meats and great company.

The Producer

Rogue Ales

The Producer
2320 OSU Drive
Newport, OR 97365
USA
1 541-867-3660

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.