In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Bell’s Brewery Planet Series. it is Uranus The Magician Black Double India Pale Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Midwest craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Michigan craft brewery. Let us get into this Black IPA.
It has a jet black color with a constant tan color head on this Black IPA. The aroma has a chocolate to citrus notes. The taste of this medium body has a creamy chocolate with a touch of citrus notes. The aftertaste has a bitter with hints of chocolate and coffee notes. It is sipping beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
This is one of a seven part series inspired by Gustav Holst’s musical composition, “The Planets.” Strap in and embark on a flavor tour of our solar system – in the order of Holst’s piece, Mars to Neptune.
Here is a description from their website (www.bellsbeer.com):
Bell’s Brewery, Inc. :: Uranus – The Magician
TASTING NOTES: The sixth release in our Planets Series, Uranus, is a Black Double IPA. It is also our first large release of this style of beer. The hop profile is enormous and complex with help from Citra, Galaxy, Polaris and other hard to find hops. The use of de-bittered or de-husked black malt lends color without the overly astringent or roasty flavors normally associated with stouts and porters. Don’t let the illusion of The Magician deceive you. Dank, tropical, stone fruit, citrus, floral and pine hop characteristics with a touch of light chocolate are all revealed
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, Bell’s Brewery did a great job on this beer along with Mars Double IPA. I hope they revisit both of these beers. There is a nice balance and one of better Double Black IPA as a limited release. I love this beer. This is beyond far best one asides Mars. This series of beers has been pretty hit and miss. There is one more beer to come out from this series. I am looking forward to that stout. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser