From New Zealand’s Renaissance Brewing Company comes Black the RIPA, a black rye IPA with an ABV of 6.5%, but if you look at Untappd, it will claim it to be 6.1%, so it may depend on your batch and whether it comes from a bottle or a keg. It is also sometimes known as ‘Enlightenment Black The RIPA’ but either way, you’ll know it when you find it.
Untappd also claims this to be a ‘Cascadian Dark Ale’, but we’ll be dammed if we know what that is.
More alcoholly than you would expect for a 6 per cent … It is what the description of the style would be, it’s just a little bit unadventurous, like in terms of making it’s own unique stand on things.
This is quite nice, I quite like this. As far as Black IPAs go, I quite like this one. I think it is above average for its style.
I like it, I would drink it again, but … it’s just the style, there’s nothing wrong with it, but there’s not enough right about it to really make me go ‘yay’.
Black The RIPA by Renaissance Brewing Company was featured in Season Two, Episode Five.