Name: Jagged Edge
Brewery: Black Diamond Brewing Co.
Location: Concord, California
Taste: Our take on a "west coast style" IPA, Jagged Edge is big and hoppy, yet it's also extremely well balanced, and surprisingly easy to reach for another.
We "first wort hop" with Columbus, and use Simcoe for flavor additions. The finishing hop additions include Columbus, Centennial, and Simcoe. Columbus is pungent with sweet orange aromas and flavor. Centennial adds floral notes along with additional citrus. Simcoe add a nice pine like flavor and aroma. These hops were chosen for their flavors and their moderate cohumulone content, which means they are bitter but not overwhelmingly bitter in large quantities. Pale malts are complemented by caramalt and light munich malts, which both enhance the malty sweetness and color and work to balance the substantial hop bill.
What makes it special: Jagged Edge IPA has a earned a devoted following amongst hop-heads; super flavorful, it's intense yet deceptively smooth for a 7 % beer.