Karl Strauss Adds New Beer to Coastal Reserve Series
Available April 1, 2011 through June 2011 (22oz bottles in CA, and draft in Southern California)
Stats: 8.5% ABV – 14 SRM – 80 IBU
A hopped-up Belgian IPA, spiced with coriander and Curacao.
When checkered blackball flags dot the California coastline, experienced surfers migrate to advanced breaks where strangers to the sport dare not. Blackball is a Belgian-inspired India Pale Ale with a robust West Coast hop profile. Belgian ale yeast, coriander, and Curacao lend a fruity and spicy character for an ale bolder than your average IPA. A blend of New Zealand and Cascade hops add a vibrant floral aroma and clean citrus hop bitterness that lingers through its’ crisp, dry finish. Drink up while it’s young, heavily hopped IPA’s are best enjoyed fresh.