The Prototype canned on 11.3.15 is a Black IPA. We built this Prototype on a malt base of pale, crystal, and chocolate malts, and used a blend of citrusy and fruity hop varieties layered throughout the boil, and in the dry hop. The aroma of sweet citrus blooms from the glass. The first sip contains the expected upfront bitterness of an IPA, and then meanders through malt, citrus and fruit. This Prototype melds fruity hops with the slightly chocolatey character of the malts to create a beer that is dark in color and light in body, and finishes smooth.
Grist: Pale Malt, Crystal Malt, Chocolate Malt
Hops: Amarillo, Cascade, Chinook, Citra, Columbus, Ella, Simcoe