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Black IPA - Brasserie Dunham

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Black IPABlack IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 7.59%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dunham visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: flipper2gv on 01-09-2012

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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 23
Photo of MatChar
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheDoctor
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Service: Bottle
Bottled on: Jan-14-2015

A:
Pours a thick opaque black with a big, three fingers of thick head with all the shade of the brown-tan spectrum, settles to a healthy, rousable film. Good retention; lots of sticky lacing. (4.25)

S:
Bright citrus, dark roast. Citrus rind, roasty, spicy potpourri, maple, coffee, bitter chocolate. (4)

T:
Dark bitter with a bright hop finish. Soft, total bitterness with citrus pith, charred wood, coffee, bitter chocolate. (4)

M:
Kind of watery feeling with a medium body and a lingering bitterness that coats the mouth, lively carbonation. (3.75)

O:
Very good Black IPA.
This is a nice drinking, but not super drinkable dar IPA that is good not because it is very bitter but because it is both hoppily bitter and burnt malt bitter. Makes for a nice, layered IPA.
Pours beautifully with a sunny, citrusy smell that sort of hints at the maltiness. It tastes really roasty and malty with the hops coming in a little later with citrus and a bit of a medicinal tinge.
If anything it is a little too thin and with too many bubbles. I think on nitro it actaully might be really interesting. It has everything else going for it. It feels kind of creamy anyway.
Would have again; definitely worth finding. (4)

Photo of Franck
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Black side is dominant. Expresso and black chocolate followed by a shy hop appearance. Long dry bitterness.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of ludachris
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The roasted malts used to brew this beer give it a deep cola brown hue. The edges are the only place light gets through. The head is absolutely massive on this. It's billowing and fluffy; reminiscent of meringue in both look and texture. Messy strings of lace stick to the glass as the head slowly dissipates.

Dark chocolate and cocoa powder blend harmoniously with the hop character made up of fresh pine and a grapefruit twang. Some rich fudge notes reveal themselves as the beer warms. The aroma isn't in your face but it's very intriguing and you know right away what style it is.

It's piney and a bit resinous at first. Its fresh quality is furthered by suggestions of mint. This green, lively hop character carries on throughout. Its bitterness trumps the malt character but there's still ample bakers chocolate and a fudge-like richness. A flash of citrus peel in the middle makes me think of a Terry's chocolate orange, but only for a second. We're left with a green, leafy bitterness in the finish that dries things out a bit.

The body is chewy and rich without being too heavy and filling. It's got a perfect weight to support the flavours within and still remains highly drinkable.

This has to be one of my favorite black IPA's to date. These days I find myself gravitating more towards the cleaner side of IPA's. Sure it's packed with flavor and has plenty of complexity but its bitterness doesn't slow you down from taking the next sip. What a brew!

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of DamageCase76
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of ZachT
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Black, very well carbonated (three inches of head), nice lacing
S: Slightly citrusy hops, caramel/toffee malts, slight chocolate malt aroma, slight alcohol
T: Bitter hops (almost pungent - and I don't mean that in a bad way), once the bitterness settled in, you get nice citrusy hop flavours, followed by slight chocolate malt in the background, finish is quite dry
M: Medium-light body, very well-carbonated, nice bitter and dry finish
O: Nice tasting beer, not nearly as heavy as some of the other BIPA I've had but big on flavour, starts with the nice bitter hops, get some of the citrusy flavours from the hops once the palate adjusts to the bitterness, and it finishes with some subtle chocolate malt tones - great example of the style

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Westvleteren12
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Black IPA from Brasserie Dunham
88 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.