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Negro Nitro - SanTan Brewing Co.

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Negro Nitro
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BA SCORE
85
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co. visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ottovon on 09-18-2011)
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Arizona

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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.46/5  rDev -8.2%

Sampled on tap at 1702; February 2012
The beer arrives with a very creamy looking, lightly browned, dark tan colored head that leaves some nice lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a concentrated, brown-amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, brown-tinged, concentrated amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells predominantly of herbaceous hop notes up front, with specifics of pine, touches of menthol, and earthy, almost hemp like herbal character. A second go at the aroma reveals more of a citrust / fruit hop focus with notes of tangelo zest, burnt lychee, and bright ruby red grapefruit zest. There is a supporting malt character that provides a touch of roastiness to everything as well as an underlying toasted maltiness and browned caramelized character.

Bitter, with roast and hop influence, up front, as it rolls across the palate flavors of pine and earthy herbal notes play a prominent role and accentuate the bitter hop bite. The beer is fairly light bodied and there isn’t much hop sweetness here, this suppresses the fruity hop notes, but these are still quite noticeable with flavors tangelo, sweet grapefruit, kumquat and lychee; this notes are quite as bright and fruity as I would expect in a regular IPA, but are quite typical in dark IPAs (which is part of the reason why I don’t enjoy them as much as regular IPAs). The malt character plays a mostly supporting role, the dark / roasted malt clearly influences the hop character here, but the roast flavors are overly noticeable here; this isn’t nearly as roasted as a Porter usually is, and is about at the level that I would like in a Dark IPA; subtle roastiness, with some lingering burnt influenced bitterness as well as some lingering, roasted / deeply-toasted malt notes that intermingle with the lingering hop bitterness in the finish.

This is solid example of a Dark IPA, and clearly demarcates itself from being a hoppy Porter with its subtle used of roasted character, but having said that it also clearly demonstrates why I don’t prefer Dark IPAs to a regular version; the dark / roasted grain gets in the way of the hop character as it doesn’t allow the hop character to be nearly as expressive as it could otherwise be. Still, this is quite a nice beer that I am happy to be drinking right now.

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3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

On draught into an Icy glass, right at the brewerys onsite bar.

A - Nitro is always such a pretty pour, this one comes out mocha froth and settles into a dark ruby body with a nice creamy brown head. It is a little less substantial than a stout pour, but styles taken into account this is one of the best looking pours ive seen this year.

S - A little sweet malt, some bready aromas and toasted grains. Feels a little run-of-the-mill. The hop character promoted for this one is lacking for me.

T - Heavy on the maltiness, everything else seems like an afterthought. Its one note but it is a good one.

M - Velvety smooth and creamy, balanced finish and a real ABV sleeper. Best quality of this offering IMO.

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Negro Nitro from SanTan Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.