Taps Black IPA - Taps Brewing Co. Inc.
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
3.79/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
From notes taken at the Taps brewpub last night, where this pint (and subsequent pitchers) were served far too cold. A decent Ontario black IPA and as it was just released on Monday, a very pleasant surprise for this Taps visit.
Pours a clear near-black, with auburn highlights at the edges of the glass when held up to light. Lovely aroma of roasted dark malts, which are also prevalent in the taste. Well balanced with a decent body and a delightful hop bitterness in the finish. Chocolate and coffee plus roasted and toasted elements add a nice complexity to the taste.
A very nice addition to the Taps line-up.
Serving type: on-tap
01-27-2013 16:13:11 | More by hopsolutely
3.84/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This style of beer is relatively new to me...
a-pours a black colour typical of a porter/stout, very slight amount of light allowed through the glass. Mocha coloured head...lasting for a while.
s-dark roasted malts...coffee....dark fruit....like prune or raison....hoppy citrus in the background...
t-Coffee...dark chocolates dominate the palate....any sweetness remained in the bouquet...nice hoppy finish...
m-Thicker....like a stout....very nice.
o-Quite good....I'll be getting this again.
Serving type: growler
01-25-2013 03:51:12 | More by Mit
Taps Black IPA from Taps Brewing Co. Inc.
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