The Black IPA was the very first release from The Suburban Brew, launching the brand back in 2017. Founder Tony Dichiera says the reason he launched with a black IPA was because, at the time, there weren’t many on the scene in South Australia. His love for such beers can be traced to his time at a brewery in London: they had a Cascadian dark ale on tap which Tony fell in love with and set out to recreate once back down under
The 6.8 percent ABV black IPA takes on a dark, dark brown or light black and translucent appearance. Pine, dark roast and grassy aromas create the impression of something between porter and black IPA, while A thick, full mouthfeel leads into a little sweetness, and a decent amount of pine and roast and bitterness at IPA levels, leaving you with a perfect combo of dark porter and hoppy IPA.