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Beer – #458 – Baylands – Enforcer

Beer in can, as they do, this is the Baylands Enforcer a Black IPA. Makes a change from the run of Stouts.

hoppy dark goodness

Little can big smile

Little can big smile

A 355ml (12 fl oz) Can of beer, within which we find 6% ABV and 55IBU things, and 1.68 standard drink units.  The whole can 180 calories.

Brewed by Baylands Brewery of course as a Black IPA and they do ok based out of Wellington, New Zealand

Black in colour, with citrus aroma and taste from the US hops.  Slight smokiness and a very pleasant lingering bitterness to finish.

I’m not drinking it from the can though.

Intense hoppy grassiness on opening, as it does with the ka-chink thing. Lovely dark black pour with a lively think looking off brown head.

No mistaking this for anything other than an IPA beer then, the aroma is strong in this one.

Enforcer Black IPAAs to it being a “black” IPA well if I had blindfold on I’d not know. I don’t pick out an particular roasted malt flavours that contribute or give it it’s colour.

Do I get a malt warmth? I get something in the middle that isn’t rough nor is it smooth, but there is something that isn’t of straight IPA.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 a of its things from the thing. This isn’t bad, but it’s not setting me on fire or anything. There is a lot of hops, and they deliver in the way that finishes with a dry and uncomfortable finish. Not a disaster, because hey sometimes that the beer you need. For me though they do make the magnificent Veto which I would love to have the more of, this not so much.

The double dip review

  1. Am I enjoying it? Oddly no.
  2. Would I have another? No I don’t think I like it.
  3. Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? I wouldn’t.

I’m listening to U2 – Songs of Innocence. I’ve never been a fan. But it’s free on iTunes.  It’s pop music of background quality. They must be laughing all the way to the bank of the very rich people is all I can say.  Cruelly you could say you need an iWatch to gauge when the thing ends because it seems to be one of those “long” albums.


An emerging beer style roughly defined as a beer with IPA-level hopping, relatively high alcohol and a distinct toasty dark malt character. Typically lacks the roastiness and body of a strong stout and is hoppier than a strong porter. Expressive dry-hopping is common. Also called India Dark Ale, India Black Ale, Cascadian Dark Ale, Dark IPA, and sometimes India Brown Ale.


One comment on “Beer – #458 – Baylands – Enforcer

  1. beernotwar
    September 11, 2014

    Reblogged this on BEER not WAR.


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