Is it a Black IPA? Is it a hoppy Porter? The world may never know. We’re just going to put this right here and let you decide. The late, great Jeff McCue once said, “Fuck off, it’s a Black IPA!”. It’s really hard to debate such eloquence. So in honor of our friend, Jeff McCue, we’ve brought one of his most treasured homebrew recipes to the big system. El Matador, a Black IPA.
El Matador is a rich medium bodied Black IPA. Notes of Chocolate and mocha come from a hardy dose of debittered malt. The debittered malts also help tame the malt astringency. Act two of this glorious dance lends a pleasant burst of citrus and pine that compliments the aggressive malt bill.