“It’s Not a Black IPA” Hoppy Black Ale
- 7% ABV, 65 IBU
- Hops: Topaz, Ella, Enigma, Melba
- Malts: Pale, Crystal, Brown, Chocolate, Amber, Roast Barley
- Extras: Flaked Oats
When we put out the feelers to potential collaborators for Club Brewing way back in February 2016, Christian Skovdal Anderson took only 14 minutes to respond with, ‘I’m in.’ The only hold up was that we kicked off in summer and a hearty black beer like this is a little better suited to the cooler months.
Christian has shared the recipe for his Dark Hops hoppy black ale, and we’ve thrown a heap of Australian hops at it to give it a definite southern hemisphere slant. We’ve also reeled it in from 8.5% to a more social 7%.
And just remember It’s Not a Black IPA. Maybe even say it with your best Arnold Schwarzenegger voice.
Brewed At Watts River Brewing in Healesville, Victoria.