Originally Posted by WildGingerBrewing
How "heavy" is this beer? And by that, I mean is it heavy in the way a stout would be. I've never had a black IPA so the dark color is really throwing off my sense of judgement! I plan to brew an IPA this weekend and this could be the one.
BTW...OP..the name ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!
Edit: Is there a BJCP style for this?
It's not really a "heavy" beer - you aren't going to get the same creamy mouthfeel you would from a stout. I'd liken it to a double IPA in terms of mouth texture. Black IPA is a great style, but BJCP doesn't have it officially noted yet (technically it's a "Cascadian Dark Ale").
Regarding toasting the 2-row - I didn't do it, but I'm sure you could. I tried to keep any flavors that would take away from hop flavor out of this brew, short of the usual ****.