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Black Hops - Ellicottville Brewing Co.

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Black Hops
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 3.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ellicottville Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: WesWes on 05-01-2011)
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Reviews by swthomas55:
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3.85/5  rDev +0.3%

Had a pint on tap at the pub.

Pours opaque black, with a thick, tan head.

Aroma is citrusy and piney, with hints of black coffee. As it warms (serving temperature is too cold for proper appreciation of the aroma), a pleasant fruitiness comes in.

Hits my tongue with sweetish roastiness, followed with a solid bitter hit. Citrusy hops, dark roast, and bitterness linger into the finish.

It's fairly light in the mouth, with just a hint of dryness from the roast.

I will definitely finish this pint, and expect it will complement my burger nicely. Stylistically, this sits at the intersection of hoppy porter and American pale ale.

08-23-2011 17:55:42 | More by swthomas55
More User Reviews:
Photo of TimoP


3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-13-2014 02:28:19 | More by TimoP
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-29-2014 16:17:35 | More by tdm168
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New York

4.08/5  rDev +6.3%

The beer pours a translucent dark brown color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a very nice citrus hop nose laid over a malt base of pale and light roasted malts. It's not incredibly malty, yet it retains a solid dark brown, almost black color. The taste is good as well. Again, it has a smooth bitter hop flavor. It's not over the top, but it's well pronounced. The malt flavor is mild and consists of mostly pale malts along with a hint of roasted malts. I'm not sure how they're attaining the dark color other than maybe a dash of roasted barley. The mouthfeel is fine. It's a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a very drinkable Black IPA. It's balanced and easy drinking.

05-01-2011 11:47:36 | More by WesWes
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-19-2014 02:06:10 | More by schnell
Black Hops from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
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