Some how two months have already flown by and another beer shipment arrived in the mail this week. The month’s selection includes three beers beers from three different breweries – four bottles of each beer. The first one we’ve tried is the Break of Dawn Session IPA by Black Oak Brewing Co.
Black Oak is a craft brewery that was originally started in Oakville in 1999. It now calls Etobicoke home and the brewery prides itself in brewing in small batches.
The beer poured a slightly hazy golden colour. The Break of Dawn beer is described by Black Oak as having notes of grapefruit and mango with a hoppy finish. I found there was a very subtle citrus taste but there was way too much hop for my preference. There seems to be a trend recently to make every IPA style beer overwhelmingly hoppy. I love hops. But I like when they are subtle and you can still taste other flavours in a beer. Needless to say I wasn’t a huge fan of this selection and unfortunately there are three more bottles of it still.