A heavy malt foundation includes Crystal malt for sweetness and just enough Midnight Wheat malt to push the color to black. The bitterness is huge, but balanced by malt sweetness. The hop flavors and aromas range from citrus to floral to pine thanks to a delicious blend of hand-selected Chinook and Centennial hops.
Founders Dark Penance: Challenging the Beer Drinker
Founders Brewing Co. Assistant Head Brewer David "Diamond" Deschaine introduces Dark Penance and discusses the ingredients used to create an Imperial Black IPA worthy of joining the Founders lineup.