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Black Betty

So it’s a contradiction in terms. A Black India Pale Ale?! The concept we came up with revolved around the old chewy sweets ‘Black Jacks & Fruit Salads’. We wanted to take a big, fat IPA and lace it with under- tones of slight roast and aniseed and blend with the huge tropical aromas of Pacific West coast hops. We gained the hint of roast by using Carafa malts from Germany. They give us the dark colour and a touch of roast but minimal bitterness, thus letting the hops fly and fly!

Style

Black IPA

ABV

7.4%

IBU

75

Malt

Best Pale, Caragold, Caramalt, Carafa II, Carafa III

Hops

Colombus, Chinook, Citra