Kaiju! Cthulhu Black IPA
Country: New Zealand
Brewery: Kaiju! Beer
Style: Black IPA
Format: 500ml Bottle
The beer on the moon sucks. Ask Cthulhu - he knows the gravity's too low. Partial to an oxymoron, when he's thirsty he always reaches for a Kaiju! Black IPA.... and destroys it.
Rated 91 out of 100 on Ratebeer.com
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Served in an IPA glass the mat black pour generates a huge 3 inch tan head that slowly settles to an inch-high cap on top. Thick, blotchy lacing is omitted all the way down the glass. The hops are only just dominating the roasted elements so there is a good tussle going on here. In the hops corner we have fruity and floral wafts of pine resins, lychee and grapefruit while in the malt corner we have roasted coffee, chocolate and grain. in the mouth it's slightly thin but is saved by a decent IBU (60) and lively carbonation. Medium-full body. Another battle is raging on the tongue as the aggressive hops launch an attack on the taste buds upfront. Bitter notes of espresso and a faint hint of grapefruit create a lip puckering dryness through the mid-palate and deliver a dry, bitter finish with lingering hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Neither win in the end, so we revel in this bitter, yet nicely roasted BIPA. Great balance. 6.5% ABV is so well hidden we couldn't pick up any scent or taste of it. Impressive beer.
Quality is typical of Kaiju! Excellent balance between the well rounded malt bill, which highlights the roasted malt and the hops, which are both resinous, floral and bursting with fruit.
Decent drop (3.5)
not my favourite from this brewery but still a decent drop
Drank it right after Where Strides the Behemoth, poured black, tastes of hops, some fruits and roasted malts.