Tree Brewing Co. – Limited Edition Hop Head Black IPA


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  • Brewery: Tree Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Black India Pale Ale
  • Pros:

    Great chocolate flavour with cascadian hop

  • Cons:

    Bigger than you may expect

  • Conclusion:

    Big, Black IPA with a ton of flavour


Tree Brewing Co. – Limited Edition Hop Head Black IPA Review

The Tree Brewing Company has diversified the Hop Head line of beers to now include a Black India Pale Ale. This deep and dark brown coloured ale is capped with three full fingers of off-white, lacing head. Through this light brown cap comes notes of chocolate, caramel and a cascadian hop. Despite the 8.2% alcohol rating the boozyness does not translate in the smell. The flavour is big with chocolate up front, pine-hop bitterness following and a boozy midsection to fill out the beer. Once this initial hit of flavour has subsided it is all about chocolate and hop. The chocolate gives a bitter-sweet finish to the palate while you can feel the hops at the back of your tongue long after swallowing. The bold flavour may take some by surprise and even deter a few beer drinkers but the flavours are balanced, well thought out and work very well as a complete package. This is a great (very) dark IPA that should definitely be on your to-try list.

Alcohol – 8.2%
IBU – 161
Size – 650ml
Price – $7.40 (Hastings St. Liquor)


Categories: Beer Reviews, Top BC Beers
Tags: black ipa, ipa, tree

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  1. mikescraftbeer
    mikescraftbeer 15 August, 2013, 20:43

    This is a very good example of a Cascadian dark ale!

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