Beer review: Black Rooster The Hoptimizer

Black Rooster The HoptimizerLooks

Hazy dark orange/brownish color with a big off-white/beige head.

The color is quite dark for an IPA.


The aroma on this beer is quite flowery. There is also a decent amount of malty sweetness present.


At first the flavor is quite grassy. I’m getting grapefruit, some bread and some oranges.

After a while the sweetness from the malt shines through which balances out the hops quite nice.

Nice level of bitterness to this beer.


Pretty long finish with a good amount of citrus.

Food matches

This would go well with some medium strong blue cheese or different spicy dishes.

The beer itself has a good amount of flavor so make sure the dish packs a punch.


A pretty good IPA but I’m getting some artificial hints in both aroma and flavor. Score: 3.9/5.

Black Rooster The Hoptimizer

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