Founders Dark Penance
Founders Dark PenanceAmerican is an American Black Ale/IPA. I am usually pretty critical of this style, but when Founders releases one I am going to seek it out to give it a try.
It pours dark, but not as black as I was maybe expecting. A good sign that this won’t end up being just another excessively bitter porter. Oh man this smells great, classic Black Ale roast along with some sweet tropical and citrus hop notes. The taste follows the nose really well. A good amount of roast with those same hints of tropical mango and orange citrus. The bitterness of the hops comes in on the finish mixing with the roasted malts.
A fantastic and well balanced mix of roasty dark beer and IPA. There’s nothing like finding a Black IPA done right!