Brewed by Tektonik Craft Brewery - Tovarna Pivovarna
Style: Black IPA
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
India Black Ale (IBA) is a young style beer that was first home brewed in America. Its characteristics were later determined and refined by craft brewers.

Basically, it’s an American variety of India Pale Ale, with a special emphasis on dark roasted malt, but with no typical harshness from the almost charcoaled barley seeds, as is the case with the stout style. A medium weight body carries a gentle taste and scent nuances of toasted bread, coffee and dark chocolate, blending with the exotic fruit and citrus tastes of American hops.

The Tektonik brewery has produced an IBA with a hint of roasted biscuit and dark caramel malt. Its distinctive charcoal colour stems from the dehusked and very dark roasted barley malt. Dehusked malt results in the absence of acerbity . This style requires extensive dry hopping in the ripening containers which then further contributes to the full and fresh exotic fruit aroma.

Malts: Pale, caramel, wheat.
Hops: Magnum, Columbus, Styrian Aurora, Cascade.

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GreenCat (241) - SLOVENIA - DEC 23, 2017
0,33 l bottle. Pours dark brown, lightly reddish with big beige lasting head. Aroma of toasted malt, some light caramel with nice citrus, fruity and light spicy hop tones. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter. Body is medium, texture slick and carbonation lively. Finish is long, hop notes are followed by mellow, but firm bitterness. Notes of roast malt linger for a long time. Very nice.

Alebarasi (188) - Dobrova, SLOVENIA - OCT 16, 2017
Dark brown color with a large and lasting beige head. Soft carbonation, medium to full body, a lot of lacing. Fruity and hoppy smell of dark malts, berries, citruses, caramel, sweet chocolate, cocoa powder, flowers, licorice and herbs. Earthy taste of caramel, toffee, caramel, coffee, roasted and sweet malts, biscuits, resins, pine, grapefruit/pomelo and barely perceptible aroma of spirits (cognac/whiskey). Enjoyable one.

Matmal (20) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2017
Nice black ale, long after taste [75 characters will follow, sorry for this]............................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

herrklemann (620) - Graz, AUSTRIA - JUL 25, 2017
Bottle from Interspar Koper. Murky dark brown, with a YUGE beige head. Grapes, blackcurrant, blackberries, some roasted malts and citrus. Light, fruity sweetness, lightly tart, with light bitterness. Slick medium body, average carbonation. Very good!

klukas (399) - Rijeka, CROATIA - JAN 23, 2017
Enjoyed: Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Appearance: Deep black/brown colour; rich brownish/dirty-white head. Aroma: Excellent floral scent - hops, flowers… Palate: Medium body with watery feel on tongue; moderate carbonation. Taste: Coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, bitter Overall impression: Very nice beer, tasty, enjoyable, drinkable… Cool label on the bottle.

Nikokaoja (424) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - JAN 14, 2017
14. 1. 2017, Ljubljana. Bottled. At first taste almost stoutish feel, but then it settles down with strong presence of roasted malts and subtle aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

rhoihessegold (2209) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2016
23-12-16 // bottle. From a trade with MarkoNM, thanks! Pours a clear black beer with a solid head. Hoppy roasty nose. Taste of roasted malts, light sweet toffee. Good hop bitterness with light fruity touches.

MatusBeer (836) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 21, 2016
Bottle. Deep dark colour with stable white head off. Aroma is fruity, roasted coffee. Taste of citrus fruits, chocolate, toffees, moderate sweetness, moderate bitterness, Wow, well balanced. Good

hrabren (2047) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 10, 2016
0.33 l bottle at the Foculus pizzeria, Ljubljana. Dark brown, creamy lasting beige head. Medium to heavily hopped, fruity, herbal, leaves, roasty, caramel. Bitter and roasty, dry. Medium to full body. Medium carbonation. Beautiful hoppy finish, lasting.

CanCrusher (1201) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - DEC 5, 2016
Bottle 0,33L. Clear black color with average big, creamy, light brown head. Light fruity aroma with notes of burnt caramel and chocolate. Taste starts moderate bitter with heavy bitter finish and nice dark chocolate mouthfeel.

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