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Looking for a dark beer that's a little off the beaten path? Set aside your standard porters and stouts and try a black IPA instead. Never sipped one of these super dark brews before? Grab a seat and get to know this next-level IPA.
While most beers you sip have histories that date back centuries, this type of India pale ale has an origin story that's a bit shorter. Though brewers have been experimenting with this type of beer for decades, the first ultra-dark IPA didn't hit the market until about 2009.
This IPA may be new to the scene, but brewers have been making darker versions of IPA for years. In fact, when you take a swig, you'll notice that it has a lot of similarities to the IPAs you already know and love. Some beer lovers consider it an even hoppier version of a standard IPA.
Of course, that isn't the only flavor note you'll detect. You'll also taste hints of citrus, coffee and roasted malt, and you'll notice that most versions of black IPA are quite crisp. Most IPAs boast 6 to 7.5 percent alcohol by volume.
So when should you try this brew? Pair it with rich, spicy foods such as fried chicken, steak, or a cheeseburger piled high with your favorite toppings. Thanks to the coffee notes, black IPAs also pair well with high-end chocolates and rich desserts such as cheesecake. With its strong flavor, this brew is also easy to enjoy on its own.
So what are you waiting for? Buy a black IPA online through Drizly at a great price and have it delivered directly to your door. Cheers.