Hazy Scandal Hazy IPA

Review Date 4/23/2020 By John Staradumsky

Back in 2015 when the Black Plague Brewing Company opened its doors, they could hardly have imagined that in just a scant five years the world would once again be under assault by a plague, this time of a viral nature. In that sense, the name the company chose could be considered unfortunate, or apropos, depending on how you look at it.

Black Plague is based in Oceanside, California (the birthplace of the now-defunct All About Beer magazine as it happens). They do not sell their beers here in Georgia, but as I browsed the offerings on the Craftshack online beer store website, I couldn’t resist adding a can of Black Plague Hazy Scandal Hazy IPA to my cart. You see then that the company name (and the cool label art for this beer) made a sale.

This is, of course, the very first beer for me from Black Plague. From the label:

A Hazy IPA that blinds you with a robust pineapple and peach aroma. Full of tropical citrus flavors like papaya and apricot. Flaked oats and flaked barley are unfiltered providing a medium-body hazy beer that cloaks your mouth for a smooth finish.

Black Plague Hazy Scandal Hazy IPA has an alcohol content of 6.3% by volume with 35 IBUs. I paid $4.49 for my can, but Total Wine sells it for $10.99 a six-pack, where they sell it.

Black Plague Hazy Scandal Hazy IPA pours to a hazy orange yellow color with a thick creamy head and a tropical fruity nose of pineapple and papaya. Taking a sip, the beer is medium malty and very tropical with bright juicy pineapple, mango, papaya, apricot preserves and a gently bitter finish.

Just bursting with juicy fruit, this beer is a real beauty folks. Be sure to try it. The Plague Doctor says you really should.

And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.