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Vancouver Island Absolute Darkness India Dark Ale


Brewed by Vancouver Island Brewery
Victoria, Canada
Style: Black IPA | Ratings: 15 | Alcohol: 6.5%
Just like the eerie sensation that local cavers feel when going “lights out” in one of the Island’s 1,000+ recorded caves, our IDA is a deep descent into your taste buds. Dark in colour with a prominent Northwest hop aroma, the body is balanced with semi-sweet malt flavours of roasted coffee and chocolate. So go on and take a sip into absolute darkness.

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