Black Wolf Brewery – ROK IPA – 4.0%
From the Blackwolf Brewery in Scotland comes ROK IPA at 4.0%. Golden amber on the pour, with no aroma other than a hint of malt. Excellent head generation and retention, leaving a thick creamy top. Impressive! i think this goes hand in hand with the slightly excessive carbonation. The taste is mostly lager-ish with a nip of citrus and a decent heft of bittering hops which adds a nice and pleasant aftertaste. Nothing particularly shines, the yeast is clean (or washed out completely) but I can’t stay too negative about this ale. The body on the beer is fine together with the mouthfeel, but 4.0% for an IPA just seems a little under strength to me. Its O.K.