Your Daily Pint for Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014: FOUNDERS DARK PENANCE
What it is: A new imperial black IPA From Founders
What it tastes like: The aroma sweeps through the nose with chocolatey malts and brooding, earthy hop scents. Dark chocolate carries through a creamy mouthfeel, while hop bitterness, like citrus pith chases the swallow. A bitter char note singes in the finish alongside some earthy hop bitterness, while alcohol warmth glows pleasantly in the throat.
Upping the dark side: Black IPAs are designed to strike a balance between roasted malt bitterness and hop bitterness; this imperialized version’s 8.9% adds a boozy element to the finish, but it works out well.
Pair: Try this brew with a big, juicy steak.