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Widmer Brothers Brewing Company "Pitch Black IPA"

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Widmer Brothers Brewing Company Pitch Black IPA


Widmer Brother Brewing Company "Pitch Black IPA"
Cascadian Dark Ale - Oregon / All-Year
6.5 per cent ABV

As the days grow shorter and the temps dip lower, one tends to find comfort in darker brews. As this Oregon brewery is located in the Cascadian range of North America, it's only natural that it brews a beer in the Cascadian Dark Ale style. Aptly named, this dark IPA pours true to its moniker and allows you to go dark without giving up the hops. A healthy dose of the latter brings a grapefruit bite, balanced with a rich, burnt roasted flavor with a touch of sweet malt character. A citrus and piney bouquet pays further tribute to its hefty hop heritage, along with smoky coffee, providing an interesting blend of aromas. If you're a hophead, you'll want to seek this beer out immediately.

Price: $7.59 for a four-pack of 12 oz.

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