BLACK IPA | Brew By Numbers

At the outer reaches of what IPA can be as a style, the popular and occasionally controversial Black IPAs famously push the boundaries of hoppy beers.

Most recipes tend to include speciality malts such as Carafa Special 3, a malted barley variety without a husk, which adds a dark colour and richer, chocolaty flavour without being too roasty to overpower the enormous hop additions typical to the style. Expect flavours close to fruit dipped in melted chocolate, with notes of coffee, grapefruit, lime and kiwi.