Black IPAs are not very common in Germany, they are rather hard to find as only few breweries have dared to venture into brewing this kind of beer. In 2017, we had started our own Black India Pale Ale adventure and launched it as a limited edition batch. The feedback then had been incredibly good and we literally got flooded with compliments. The limited edition was sold out after only a very short time and although this is already five years ago many of our fans still remember this extraordinary beer. We got so many inquiries and nice requests to brew it once more that we only had the option to say: No sooner said than done! And now, we are proud to present our Black IPA 2.0 again - as a slightly fine-tuned beer composition.
- TasteAromas of citrus, grapefruit, orange, mango, peach, roasted malt, chocolate, espresso
- ColorDark brown, almost black
- IngredientsFichtel Mountain water, barley malt, hop, yeast
- Original Gravity13.7° P
- HopsAmarillo, Chinook, Mosaic, HBC 431, Ariana, Idaho7
- MaltPilsner malt, caramel malt, roasted barley malt
- YeastTop-fermenting ale yeast
Maisel & Friends Black IPAOur brew masters have composed our Black IPA with a harmoniously compiled mixture of malts containing caramel and roasted malts. This mix is responsible for the beer's dark brown, almost black color and its cream colored smooth crest of foam. Our Black IPA is a box of surprises when the aromas both of hop and of malt unfold. The interplay of malt aromas, roast notes and an intense hop aroma is something we find incredibly exciting and which convinced us that we needed to try it out.
The first scent on the nose is a pleasant hop aroma with fruity notes of citrus, grapefruit, mango and peach. A marvelous malt bouquet accentuates the hop aromas and perfectly brings the aromas of the malt varieties that were used to the fore with chocolate, caramel and espresso notes. Our Black IPA shows its real strengths when it comes to its taste! The connoisseur can expect to go on a wild roller coaster ride of hoppy fruit notes intensifying the power of the flavor hops used. Subtle roasted malt notes underscore the hop aromas with flavors of caramel and gentle coffee nuances. With every sip and with the changing temperature another bunch of flavors unfolds. The finish is characterized by a powerful and harmonious bitterness, so typical for classic IPAs.
Black IPA is our dark and fruity-tangy hop and malt adventure. Take your seat in the roller coaster and discover our Black IPA!