Next Adventure Black IPA - Fort George Brewery + Public House
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Reviews by DaltonC:
4.11/5 rDev +5.1%
Picked up a growler from total wine. Poured into tulip glass, pours a pitch black with a lighter tan head. Smell is very much like a west coast ipa, but there's sometbing more, it's not as sweet as you would expect, some garlic notes to it. Taste is decent, it's not the most flavorful black ipa but it's good. The aftertaste isn't the best, there's a little bite almost to it. Mouthfeel is pretty much full bodied. Overall it's a decent black ipa for the handful out there, I would reccomend it. Excellent lacing as well.
12-25-2013 04:51:07 | More by DaltonC
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3.71/5 rDev -5.1%
Found this tonight for a pretty price $3/can at Brewforia Meridian... Poured into my HotD goblet produces a thin light brown head atop a brew that is pretty much black... spotty lacing.
Nose is piney/pithy citrus hoppiness with a decent punch of garlic hops... almost no malt battles out from the massive hop profile.
Flavor is a little better with some lite roast/cocoa on the finish that is complimented by a modest background malt sweetness... still the hop flavors/aromas (not necessarily the hop bitterness) are the first violins.
For just a 6.2% beer, this has a surprisingly good body.. decent carbonation..
I like this one, but there is just enough of the garlic/onion hoppiness to make me not like it "as much"... still though.. this is very well done.
11-05-2013 06:51:23 | More by JohnGalt1
4.18/5 rDev +6.9%
Poured into a Chuckanut pint glass. Pours a very dark, nearly opaque brown with a half finger dark tan head with good retention and lacing. Nice aroma of citrus, stone fruit, dark toasted malt, mocha, perfect Cascadian dark ale aroma. Flavor of dark toasted, slightly charred malt, citrus with citrus and piney hops; a hint of chocolate. Finishes with a dry, citrus hops bitterness that lingers for quite a while. Medium bodied. Interesting flavor progression, very toasty malt at first with the hops dominating the finish. A very nice combination of dark malts reminiscent of stouts with the hop intensity of a NW IPA. I really like this style, and this is a very good representative of it.
10-06-2013 03:03:44 | More by LiquidAmber
4.1/5 rDev +4.9%
16oz can bought from "lifesource" in Salem. $2.59 Pours a pretty black black! body with a small yet persistent frothy tan head. Dank piney,resiny hop aromas..this one smells way more on the hoppy side of the CDA universe! Paradoxically the flavour is way more balanced with the roasted malt aspect very much to the fore..balances the hops perfectly. Perfect mouth feel on this one even with all the clashing of flavours it becomes balanced and smooth yet always something to intrigue the taste buds. A nice CDA..love the palate.
10-27-2013 06:17:19 | More by Reidrover
4.14/5 rDev +5.9%
16oz : tulip
Pours black with a foamy, light tan head, nice lacing.
The aroma is big resiny and citric hops upfront, with little to no roasty/malts in the finish.
Again, big citrus and resiny hops upfront, but in the taste the roasty malts come through much more in the finish.
Medium+, foamy body.
While the aroma was quite good, I didn't rate it higher only because for the style I expected more roast. The taste really delivered this.
10-12-2013 07:20:15 | More by vkv822
3.95/5 rDev +1%
Very dark brown with a surprising beige head that foams up nicely. Quite sudsy in the Duvel tulip and in the mouth. Rich and malty with more substance than expected from the moderate alcohol content. Interesting aroma of roasted grain with a whiff of flowers and cedar.
There's a nice touch of the "meaty" flavor you usually only encounter in a Saison or Biere de Mars. Plenty of warm roasted malt pushes back against the bitter hops. Quite bitter finish. So dark flavored, but there's a hint of mango and pineapple, even cocoanut.
One of the better examples of a Black IPA. Makes you want to keep sipping. From the 16 oz can purchased at the Bellingham Food Co-op.
02-11-2014 03:54:12 | More by mactrail
4.4/5 rDev +12.5%
Served from the can into a nonic glass.
A- Poured black with a big ricky khaki colored head that left dense glass coating lace.
S- Big peach, mango, and tropical hop notes, piney notes, roasted malt notes, and some light sweet caramel notes.
T- Massive peach, mango, and tropical notes, some piney notes, big roasted malt character and chocolate notes, and some sweet caramel malts. Pretty assertive bitterness, but not overly bitter.
M- Quite creamy and smooth, prickly carbonation, very dry finish, and fuller bodied than I would expect for an IPA and approaching more of a stout like mouthfeel.
O- Really digging the beers coming out from Fort George. This Black IPA gets the hoppy IPA character and the nice roasty black malt profile you want from the style. This is one of the best blending of the dark malt profile and an IPA. There are many black IPAs that I have really liked that are really hop heavy, but with this one you still get the nice roasty malt and chocolate notes too.
09-22-2013 05:05:15 | More by Hoptometrist
3.9/5 rDev -0.3%
Pours like a root beer: deeep brown bordering on black that gets chalky at the edges when held up to light and a slight rich reddish hue. Creamy deep tan head that sticks around, leaving tantalizing reminders along the glass of the fun we're having.
Really enticing smell. Roasty without being too malty, sweet caramel and floral pine and citrus hops blend together really nicely to make for a smell I can't wait to translate to taste.
It starts off with an ashy coffee characteristic that quickly gives way to a brief surge of hops, mainly citrus but with some tropical fruit as well. It seems blunted somewhat, and I'm not just talking about a mild tobacco quality either... The roast turns more char, the sweet becomes more just... heavy, and the bright hops move more midpalate. Heavier than expected, but I like it here. This is an interesting take on the CDA. I can get behind it. Whereas a lot of times they can be sharp and bright, this one is more wintery, more muddied. Dunno if that would happen after just three months? I'd definitely have another one.
01-08-2014 01:30:04 | More by kemoarps
4.34/5 rDev +11%
A: Poured a nice, rich, black with a big ol' tannish head. The retention was excellent and the lacing was very good. A perfect looking beer for this style.
S: I received big citrus and grapefruit with a dose of passion fruits and a few pine needles thrown in for good measure. The malt base provides a nice, rich, chocolate/coffee blend
T: The taste buds are met with grapefruit, citrus, a little bit of pine but the passion fruits are backseat to me. The malt base is rich coffee, roasted, chocolate in your face and it's I your face. A moderate amount of bitterness. The finish is actually pretty clean, a little dry even, semi-sweet
M: Medium bodied, good carbonation, creamy and rich from the malt base. Nice feel and balanced.
O: A very good CDA in my book.
10-05-2013 16:22:38 | More by barleywinefiend
Next Adventure Black IPA from Fort George Brewery + Public House
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