Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday Night Suds - Saranac Into The Dark Black IPA

This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Saranac's Into The Dark Black IPA.

As has been mentioned in past Sunday Night Suds blog posts, this years's winter mix box contains two bottles of old favorite Pale Ale (reviewed here (, more recent offerings 4059 Porter (reviewed and Legacy IPA (reviewed ), as well as new offerings Chai Brown Ale (reviewed here Long John Lager (reviewed here and Into the Dark.

It seemed odd to me that Saranac released the Into The Dark Black IPA, so quickly after last year's delicious Moonshadow Black IPA (reviewed here After tasting the beer, I am slightly disappointed as the Into The Dark Black IPA does not live up to the standard set by last year's version of the Black IPA.

This beer pours a deep dark black (see picture above) with more than a fair amount of lacing. There was more malt than I would usually want in an IPA and the hops were severely subdued. The beer has a 6.5% abv, and I actually did feel the alcohol when I consumed this a few hours after dinner tonight. 

Saranac Into the Dark Black IPA is under the Kosher Supervision of the Va'ad of Detroit as is every other beer produced at the Matt Brewery plant in Utica, NY. Keep in mind, Saranac brews some of its High Peaks series off site and these bottles do not have kosher certification from the Va'ad of Detroit.

To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about this beer, please follow this link

As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.

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