Sacramento Beer Week: Captain Black IPA (Ruhstaller)

7.5% ABV
Purchased at Pangaea ($6.50/serving) and poured into tulip glasses.

His Notes:

This dark IPA from local start-up Ruhstaller pours an impenetrable black with ruby highlights and a lacy, sandy brown head.  The nose features fresh pine, rustic bread, and lemon zest, while the taste puts peachy fruits on the periphery of a prototypically bitter India Pale Ale.  Mellow roasted grains and mild espresso notes complete the portrait, with a thoroughly enjoyable resin bitterness lingering on the tongue throughout.  Captain Black strikes the perfect balance between the mouth-puckering intensity of an IPA and the richness and depth of a dark ale, and it is truly one of the best Black IPAs I’ve ever tasted.

  4 1/2 Toasts

Her Notes:

  4 Toasts

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One thought on “Sacramento Beer Week: Captain Black IPA (Ruhstaller)

  1. Brittney on said:

    I’m a big fan of dark beers especially brown ales and this IPA is that plus a nice hoppy flavor and great body. Some days I feel like a porter and others a pale ale so when I tried this one it was everything all in one and I absolutely loved it!!!

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