Beer of the Month: Break of Dawn IPA

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.