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Black Hop Rising - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Black Hop Rising
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BA SCORE
87
very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 4.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: katybee on 08-11-2011)
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jbweld:
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

jbweld, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's for Baltimore Beer Week.

The beer pours a fairly dark brown color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose, I get considerable licorice and roasty malt, with a hint of dry citrus. The flavor profile replicates the nose, except there is less licorice and more roasty malt flavor. Plenty of flavor in this beer, but the brewer had a deft hand in the making of it, and so nothing is over done or out of proportion. There's some light citrus in the finish which helps to buoy the malt and licorice in this beer (something I appreciate). Mouthfeel is medium bodied and the beer finishes well, with the alcohol well integrated into the flavor profile.

Not my cup of tea stylistically, but this is still an impressive, easy to appreciate beer from SN.

John_M, Oct 15, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

jaredkc889, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

mater, Oct 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

oldedog, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

MissMeg, Apr 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Simply great. It is a lager, not an ale. I would describe it as a dry hopped black pilsner really. Not quite a schwarzbier because the munich malt was not there in large proportions. The body was on the thinner side. A touch of roast, a generous amount of dry hops, an incredibly sessionable beer. In fact, I had quite a few of these at the Denver Summer Beerfest. Will attempt to replicate it !

philippehb, Aug 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

John11486, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of katybee
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I sampled this beer late in the day on an empty stomach, so that might affect my impression of it's taste and strength...but this immediately struck me and a friend with a positive impression.

pouring deep opaque brown into the glass, it had a minimal tan head which quickly disipated.

minimal, not unpleasant smell, mildly hoppy.

hops definitely present, crisp pungent, but not overpowering, just enough to balance the malts. no citrus, mildly herbal and peppery, clean, strong well-balanced. no real overtones of coffee, nor sweetness, nor creaminess, but strongly flavorful and refreshing.

even my friend who doesn't like beer, liked it!

katybee, Aug 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

emaciated, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

savagepm, Jan 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

dbattey, Sep 11, 2013
Black Hop Rising from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.