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Reviews by Brewery: Black Diamond Brewing Co.

Wheat Wacker

It’s been a beautiful summer day. I read a few short stories for pleasure, walked Maddie down to Wickersham Park and back, and wandered downtown with Jennifer to check out the annual sidewalk sale. Now, we’re settling in for the night and watching the Giants/Brewers game on TV while I crack into a Black Diamond Wheat Wacker India-Style Wheat Ale, apparently an “experiment in the Belgian fashion.” Wait, what? Is it a wit? Is it an IPA? Is it some […]

Rampage Imperial IPA

Got to love the amber-eyed elephant stomping through the hops. Black Diamond Rampage Imperial IPA is hoppy and malty, with suggestions of citrus and pine. Understated bitterness, with enough carbonation to tickle the tongue. Minimal lacing. Refreshing, but I’m not entirely convinced it lives up to the promise of the elephant on the label.