At the start of 2022, Black Brewing were on a hop quick with a few new releases, with this IPA proving not just popular with the brewery but with beer drinkers too. It meant Strata IPA scored itself a spot in the brewery's core range.
So what impressed the palates of WA's South West? Landing at 6 percent ABV and boasting 55 IBUs of bitterness courtesy of one of the hype hops du jour, Strata. Characteristic berry and melon feature amid pine and passionfruit, while the bitterness is neither astringent nor overstaying its welcome after each sip, even if the beer's moderately viscous body does carry a noteworthy dank character for some time.