From Victoria’s Category 12 Brewing comes their “Disruption Black IPA”. The beer pours a deep brown with a tan head. The aroma consists of roasted malts, chocolate, ash and earthy notes. The flavour is of burnt coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, citrus, bitterness and pine. The alcohol content comes in at 6.7% with an IBU of 77. As Black IPA’s go this is a very well made beer and was not a surprise to hear they won a Gold Medal at the Canadian Brewing Awards 2015 for Best American Black Ale.
Commercial Description: Get ready to challenge what you think about dark beer. This black IPA is a calculated anomaly. It looks big and scary like a stout, but it drinks like an IPA. Close your eyes, you’ll never guess how far into the dark you’re sinking. With its fresh hop aroma and roasted malt flavour, Disruption is a whole new beast. Welcome to the lab.