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Oxymoron - Oceanside Ale Works

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Oxymoron
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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oceanside Ale Works visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: mactrail on 12-08-2013

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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mactrail:
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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This won a bronze medal in 2013 at GABF in the American Style Black Ale category. That's the category, but they call it a Black IPA. On tap at Fifty Seven Degrees in San Diego.

In any case this is a hoppy but not very bitter dark brew. Attractive brown-beige head on the reddish dark brown beer in the pint shaker. About the darkest foam I've ever seen. Quite light bodied.

Nicely malty with some faint sweetness, but it seems close to the charred and sourish edge. It's quite drinkable, however, with a winey, dark grainy tasate that is quite distinctive. I wouldn't call it an IPA, but the hops are team players. Tangy sensation overall.

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Oxymoron from Oceanside Ale Works
82 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.