February 6, 2012
The Brü Revü – Widmer Brothers Pitch Black IPA
I don't have a lot of experience with Widmer Brothers, but their Pitch Black IPA was a good introduction. I have had a few Black IPAs and this one seemed true to the style. Looks like a porter but tastes like an IPA. The aroma was not a full on hop assault, but rather a light hop aroma with a hint of sweet malt. The taste was more on the sweet malt side with hints of chocolate and bitter roast. It could have used a stronger hop presence for an IPA, but it was still a tasty beer. It had a nice creamy body and was lighter than I expected. All in all this was a very good beer although I would prefer my Black IPAs with more hops; I still thoroughly enjoyed this Pitch Black IPA.