Akasha limited release Black Smith Black IPA from Five Dock Sydney. Always aggressive with their hops and great restraint with their malts I’ve eagerly been waiting for this one. Black IPA is my favourite style, it was a gateway for me into the dark arts of porters and stouts. Dark roasty malts with citrusy resiney hops, what’s not to love!

Now for this one, pours a dark chocolate black with a strong mocha caramely head with some strong lacing. Citra and amarillo hops dominate the nose with the dark crystal malt providing a nice biscuity mouthfeel. The hops definitely shine through as they should with a nice fruity floral middle and piney resinous bitter finish. Highly sessionable at 6.8% abv 😉
Well done guys, thoroughly enjoyable! Tim