Pouring as black as tar and smelling of varnished molasses, Santa Fe’s Black IPA is a thing of evil beauty.
The beer pours thick and oily, slinking out of its can with its creamy head standing high, as you take a mouthful a delicious treacle toffee, biscuit, honey and Belgian waffle malt coats the inside of your face.
It’s warm and toasty, rich and tick, and it sets you up for the fiercely fresh hop assault that’s packed with lemon and lime zest, marmalade and green tea, sherbet and pine sap.
All of this and a background alcohol heat driving the beer home, pushing you towards the sticky and bitter dry finish.
Deep and dark and sexy.
Source: Beers Of Europe