I have been impressed with Deschutes beers in the past so when I saw their Hop in the Dark which was their version of a Black IPA, I couldn’t pass it up. It poured a deep black with a slight tan head. It was more malty on the nose with the first taste having a slight burnt malt flavor that gave way to a good bitterness. The IPA hoppiness was matched with the burnt malt bitterness and balanced with a slightly sweet and toasty malt backbone with a hint of dark chocolate. My taste buds deceived my sight as it looked like a stout but tasted like a dark and rich IPA. While not as overly hoppy as other Black IPA’s I have had, there was a perfect balance of flavors that I easily quaffed. This was another excellent offering from Deschutes and a great example of a Black IPA.
Deschutes Hop in the Dark