Green Flash's Black IPA, part of Green Flash's Hop Odyssey series of IPAs, is a solid beer, smooth and drinkable. Smooth is not a typical IPA adjective - whether a regular IPA or a black IPA - but Green Flash's Black IPA with its pronounced, dark roast is liquid velvet. It goes well by itself or with food, and weighing in at a respectable 7.2% abv it's a beer you can have guilt-free on a weeknight (at least I did). Green Flash's Black IPA is not a "wow" beer, and it does not set any kind of new beer standard. It does taste good, which is the most important attribute for a beer.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Green Flash Black IPA
backhanded put down to black IPAs a few posts ago, essentially writing that most are boring beers. While black IPAs are not exciting, they are usually approachable beers. Paradoxically, the deep roasted malts serve as a strong counter weight to the hops, which should result in a balanced beer.