We are continuing our monthly love-in with the Bevog beers, and this month feature the Rudeen Black IPA.
It was possibly the beer I was most excited to receive when we got our first Bevog order. Black IPA’s area favourite style of mine, though I really prefer those that have a nice tropical fruit character to counter the dark roasty malt. Many I find to be just an over-hopped porter style, and I don’t find those as appealing.
Luckily for me (and you I hope) this beer is one of those that has a more tropical hop presence. Dark roasted malt, chocolate and a hint of caramel sweetness are offset by some fruity and resiny hop character that offers grapefruit and pine.
Smooth and nicely balanced, I really enjoyed this beer from Bevog.