Sunday, November 17, 2019

Black Market Brewing NE-Style Double IPA (Southern Hemisphere)

Beer Name: NE-Style DIPA (Southern Hemisphere)
Brewery: Black Market Brewing Co. (Temecula, CA)
ABV: 8.4%

How sold: 12 oz cans; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA) ****bought online
Price: $3.99 for 12 oz can

Date Ordered: August 7, 2019
Date Received: August 12, 2019
Date Drank: September 1, 2019
When brewed? Rotating beer. The sixth can in their New England-style IPA series.
IBUs: 42

Commercial Description: "Brewed with Wai-Iti, Waimea, and Moutere hops for incredible flavors and aromas of stone fruit and a tropical fruit medley. Incredibly juicy. Finishes slightly sweet with a piney resinous flavor. Smooth mouthfeel."

Where distributed: Black Market Brewing ships to seven U.S. states and four Canadian provinces. Only a couple of their beers may make it to Washington. See if Black Market Brewing ships to your area!

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy light-orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered, sediment at the bottom of the can. Frothy white head, trace lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Blissful tropical stone fruit (mango, peach) and other tropical citrus notes. Complementing oaty malts. 5/5

Taste (40%): Slight resinous/dank mixed in with an abundance of stone fruit and citrus. That resin fades, leaving a very refreshing tropical mango experience. No octane. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-full bodied, some carbonation. Velvety and smooth. Extremely juicy with trace dry tongue. 4.75/5

Overall (20%): A world-class Double IPA. I unfortunately did not have a chance to try the other New England-style releases from Black Market (at least six others as of late summer 2019). But the Southern Hemisphere version blew me away with a tropical onslaught. The panda approves. 4.75/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.7/5

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