Thursday, July 12, 2012

More Brown Than Black IPA (The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone)

Today I got to try out a collaboration beer I've had for awhile. The great minds at The Alchemist, Stone Brewing Company and Ninkasi came out with More Brown Than Black IPA a couple of months ago and I finally got around to trying it.

I want to start off by saying that IPAs (India Pale Ales) are one of my favorite type of beers. The tree-like flavor of IPAs are what make them so great and why I keep coming back for more. I have tried countless IPAs so it's always interesting for me to try a new one and see how it ranks with some of the best of the best.

More Brown Than Black is no exception and is excellent in every regard. Most of the IPAs I have tried are not brown or even black in flavor, but lighter. This is probably the darkest IPA I have ever had and needless to say it is good...rather great.

The flavor of More Brown Than Black is subtle and not overpowering in any way. I would say that if this beer was still available for purchase in stores that anyone looking to try an IPA for the first time should go with this one. Unfortunately it is not.

More Brown Than Black is a good beer and is probably ranked #5 out of all the IPAs I have tried. If I could get more I would, but sadly I cannot. I could only hope that more collaboration beers happen in the future, especially with such high quality beer companies as Stone and the Alchemist.

I love beer and More Brown than Black IPA ranks up there with the best among the best I have had.



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