Topic Archives: Black IPA

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Midnight Monk Released

Terrapin Beer Co.’s (Athens, GA) Monster Beer Tour’s newest, Midnight Monk Belgian-style Black IPA is hitting shelves.

Brewmaster and co-founder “Spike” based the beer off a Belgian tripel recipe, and hopped with like an imperial IPA, with a dark malt twist.

Take off your robe and slip into the night to get one step closer to the Holy Grail of all beers.  Midnight Monk Belgian-style Black IPA will have your senses juggling all the complex flavor and aroma this beer has to offer.


Terrapin Midnight Monk will be available in 12oz bottles and draft for a limited time.

Style: Belgian-Style Black IPA
Hops: Magnum, Columbus, Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo, Cascade (Dry Hop : Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade)
Malts: 2-row Pale, Pilsner, Munich, Special Aromatic, DH Carafa III, Crystal 24

9.8% ABV 88 IBUs

Also just released, Terrapin Imperial Pumpkin Porter

Posted in Seasonal Return, Triple C Brewing Co

Triple C Space Cadet Black IPA Returns

Triple C Space Cadet Black IPA

Triple C Brewing (Charlotte, NC) will be re-releasing Space Cadet Black IPA in time for fall, this time in 22oz bombers as well.

As black as space and bursting with hop aroma and flavor, this ale combines the two worlds of dark malts and aggressively tropical West Coast hops. Starting with a dank floral and citrus nose the first sip Is smooth chocolate and malt followed by the punch of spicy grapefruit, Amarillo hops. Space Cadet, drink one don’t be one.

Triple C Brewing Space Cadet Black IPA will be available in 22oz bombers and draft.

Style: Black IPA
Hops: Amarillo

Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft.
Arrival: 9/20/2014

6% ABV, 66 IBUS

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Starr Hill Brewing Company

Starr Hill Sabbath “One of Our Hoppiest”

Starr Hill Sabbath Black India Pale Ale

Sabbath, like Black Sabbath, is a new black iPA coming from Starr Hill Brewing (Charlottesville, VA). The brewery touts the dark, chocolate monster has one of the darkest, hoppiest beers they’ve ever brewed.

Sabbath Black IPA takes the idea of a traditional India Pale Ale and turns it on its head. Dark and mysterious Chocolate malt lends extremely subtle flavor, though mostly gives this beer its color: black as the night that spawned it. Powerful hop aromas of lemon. orange. and grapefruit derive from a bevy of West Coast hops. Sabbath is of one of the darkest, hoppiest and most monstrous beers we’ve ever brewed.

Starr Hill Sabbath Black India Pale Ale will be available in 22oz bottles and draft.

Style: Black IPA
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft
Arrival: TBA

7.2% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Founders Brewing, Headlines

Founders Adding Imperial Black IPA This Fall

Founders Brewing (Grand Rapids, MI) has a new IPA to add to their world class lineup of hoppy offerings, Dark Penance. Penance is an Imperial Black IP that the brewery starting developing over a year ago.

“We don’t just add beers to our lineup to have something new on the shelves,” said Dave Engbers, co-founder and vice president of brand and education at Founders Brewing Co. “Our Backstage Series is for experimentation and keeping things fresh, and we still only put those out a few times a year. Dark Penance, on the other hand, went through many recipe iterations before we were willing to put it up there with the other beers that we release again and again, year after year.”

Founders Dark Penance will be the first new addition to the lineup since All Day IPA launched in Spring, 2012. The beer is brewed with Midnight Wheat which softens the finish, and darkens the beer. Available in 12oz bottles starting in October.

Style: Imperial Black IPA
Hops: Chinook, Centennial
Malts: Midnight Wheat, Crystal

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Oct-Dec, 2014

8.9% ABV, 100 IBUs

Posted in Firestone Walker Brewing, New Releases

Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Ships in New Format

Firestone Walker’s (Paso Robles, CA) popular Wookey Jack is now shipping in new 12-ounce four-pack format.

“The original 22-ounce Wookey Jack can be challenging for one person to take down, but at least you can see it coming,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “In contrast, the 12-ounce Wookey Jacks are easier to handle by themselves, but they are more likely to gang up on you.”

Wookey Jack is brewed with Malted Rye, Cara Rye to impart a spicy grain quality to the palate. The beer is dry hopped with Citra and Amarillo hops to balance the spice with a blast of citrus.

Style: Black IPA (w/ Rye)
Hops: Citra, Amarillo, German Magnum
Malts:  Malts: Pale Malt, Malted Rye, Dash of Cara Rye, Midnight Wheat from Briess, De-Bittered Black Malt (sourced from Weyermann, Germany and Patagonia Malting, Chile), Dash of Wookey Dust

Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. 12oz Bottles (New)

8.3% ABV, 80 IBUS

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Widmer Brothers Brewing

Widmer 30 for 30 Preview: Pitch Black 2010

A sneak preview of Widmer Brothers Brewing‘s (Portland, OR) a future release in their 30 Years celebratory releases- Pitch Black 2010.

Along with a select few other beers from NW brewers, this beer helped write the BJCP style guidelines for “American-Style India Black Ale” or as some would rather call it, Black IPA or Cascadian Dark Ale. Bringing home a gold medal from the Great American Beer Festival in 2009, Pitch Black IPA is the perfect example of how the Pacific Northwest likes their beer…dark, bitter, with a ton of hops. 6.5% ABV

The brewery will formally announce the release soon.

Style: Black IPA
Availability: 22oz Bombers. Limited Release.
Arrival: TBA

Read more: Widmer Brothers 30 Beers for 30 Years

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Midnight Monk Joining Monster Tour

A brew day is coming up this summer to finalize the recipe for Terrapin Midnight Monk Black India Pale Ale, slated to be released in September. Monk will join the Monster Beer Tour this year in place of previous Monster Beer Tour member Big Hoppy Monster. 

Midnight Monk is an black IPA brewed with a Belgian yeast to create a full flavored beer worth of the Monster Beer Tour Series.

Take off your robe and slip into the night to get one step closer to the Holy Grail of all beers. “Midnight Monk” Belgian-Style Black IPA will have your senses juggling all the complex flavor and aroma this beer have to offer.

The 2014 Monster Beer Tour will include HopzillaWake-n-Bake and new Rye Cubed.

Style: Belgian-Style Black IPA
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Fall seasonal.
Arrival: September, 2014 (Tentative)

9.8% ABV

Check out the full 2014 Terrapin preview here.