In a world that’s becoming overly caught up in “green schemes” these Italian brewers come along with this black IPA that resembles motor oil! Charged up with a good combination of hops. Brew fist, from Italy, looks as if they’ve released another ripper drop here. Let’s rip in. From the pop it has lovely pine and grapefruit aromas coming through on the nose. It pours a mat black with a big creamy tan head… similar to a Guinness. The head does simmer down with lots of lacing kept clinging to the glass. This BIPA is 8.2% ABV which is slightly above average for it’s style but the flavours are nice and delicate. No large alcohol sting in the mouth, and not overly carbonated. We can definitely detect the use of rye malt on the palate. The roasted flavours linger reasonably well, almost ash-like but not overpowering. Again the hops which showcase the grapefruit and pine are sitting patiently in the background, along with the alcohol. Brilliantly brewed beer this one. Credit to these Italian masters.