Medusa was said to be a terrifying creature with snakes in place of hair, instilling dread in any heretofore brave hero to come across her. But not many of us are brave heroes, so we have nothing to worry about.
Though it’s called a black IPA, this brew shows up more dark brown, letting through some reddish light around the edges. The citrus and pine aromas tempt you, and the malt base offers up biscuit and some coffee at the beginning, luring you in. By the time you’ve really looked Medusa in the eyes and seen her for who she really is, it’s too late.
The piney flavours lead to a long, drawn-out bitterness that sets in slowly and doesn’t leave, giving you an idea of what it might feel like to be turned to stone.
- Black IPA