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HUB Secession Black IPA


And another Black IPA to try here. This one from the Hopworks Urban Brewery in Portland. It’s a very Northwest version of the beer featuring Mt. Hood, Amarillo, Cascade, and Simcoe hops. If the label means nothing to you, it’s referring to Cascadia, which you can read about here.

American Black Ale. 6.5% ABV. 70 IBUs. Oregon.

Dark ruby color. It has a decent tan head, but has faded.

Quite a hoppy nose with a lot of citrus peel mixed with a little pine resin and a hint of cocoa and caramel.

Mouthfeel is a nice medium body, with a lower amount of carbonation.

Pine and citrus meet with caramel and cocoa. The balance here is quite nice, with a bit of a hop aggressiveness. The bitterness is very well contained, though.

This is a lovely version of a black IPA. It’s got a bit more hop aggressiveness than many, but the bitterness is very well contained, so it’s nothing you need to shy away from. 91 points.

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