Out of Order Black IPA
This black IPA is named after the local band "Out of Order". Bass player Andy had wanted to have a band brew and the idea of the black IPA came from it being "out of order" itself.. We developed and tested the recipe and we think it's a winner! It looks like a dark mild or even a stout, but it tastes like a fresh, hoppy IPA. It's surprising... like a headbutt.
Pour it out and it's dark brown, almost black, with a tight, tan head which lingers. Straight away though you can smell that it's not a Mild or a Stout. You'll get hints of grapefruit and pine from the UK-grown but US-style hops, followed by an undercurrent of the dark malt, like toast, with a touch of coffee. Taste it and you get the hoppy bitterness first, with the roast coffee and grapefruit mixture coming through afterwards. After the first sip it's smooth, with an underlying sweetness, and it leaves a slighty dry and complex aftertaste.
At 6.0% it's probably not a session beer, but a few sips in it quickly hooks you and leaves you wanting more anyway... It's Out of Order!