The Bakeneko is a type of Japanese yōkai, or supernatural creature. They are cats that have lived long enough to become yokai and gain supernatural powers. Bakeneko Black IPA has hop-forward flavor characteristics of an American IPA brewed with darker malts. The restrained chocolate and coffee malt flavors allow the citrusy, piney and resinous aspects of the hops to show through on the flavor with a light-medium roast character on the finish. Smooth and balanced.