[quote=“Pietro”]I had one while watching the Packers game on Sunday, and it is from a local brewery (3 Heads), and I remember the beer simply being awesome from the last time I had it.
This time, it was not quite an American stout, not quite an IPA, kind of shooting for the middle. Just really found it kind of ‘meh’. Its possible they slightly watered down/changed the recipe.
Maybe its just that I moved away from Maryland, where Black Cannon (Heavy Seas’ best beer IMO), was readily available, and I drank a lot of it!)[/quote]
If you are talking about the 3 Heads located in Rochester, NY, the beer is actually brewed by Craft Brewers (formerly Custom Brew Crafters). After speaking with both the brewer and the owners of 3HB, they pretty regularly tweek recipes, so it may not be the same beer at all.
As far as my take on Black IPA’s, I could certainly live without them. The ones with no roast seem pointless and the ones with too much are just American Stouts, IMO. The number of IBA’s that I’ve been impressed by is too few to make the style worth seeking out and those that I did like were because they were good IPA’s with a little roast character. I probably would have liked them better without it.