PictureIf you haven’t noticed yet, we are huge fans of Rainhard. Everything they make is a hit with us (so far!) so we were really excited to hear that they were working together with Beaus on a black IPA!

While we haven’t fallen in love with some of Beaus more experimental affairs, we do believe they have a solid lineup.

A black IPA is basically what you would imagine from the name. Generally roasted dark malts combined with a large amount of bitter (generally American) hops.

You can purchase a bottle at the LCBO for $7.95 and it sits at 7.1% ABV.

Appearance: Black with a lasting beige head.
Aroma: Tropical fruit with soft hints of lime.
Taste: Starts with bitter dark coffee but then you get hints of pineapple. Some smoke comes in at the end.
Aftertaste: A pure bitterness that stays with you.
Overall: Like a delicious hoppy stout. I wouldn’t pair it with much food, better to enjoy all on it’s own!

Kole McRae

Founder of Toronto Booze Hound. He can be seen drinking almost anything in the wild from beer to rum. Try not to startle him, he may use humour as a self defence method.

Email: kole@torontoboozehound.com