Aftermath | Black Market Brewing Co.

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Black Market Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 05-11-2013

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 67
Reviews by BucannonXC5:
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4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz.can
Glass: Can/pint glass
From: Whole Foods in La Jolla (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $9.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: April 19, 2014
Consumed: April 19, 2014
Misc.: Rated everything but the color on a train; rated the color the next day

Poured a caramel, orange, semi-clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of white foamy head. Good foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention.

Smelled sugary floral notes, citrus notes, grapefruit, butter orange, resin hops, tropical hops and orange sorbet.

Tasted similar to the nose. Got sweet floral notes first, citrus, orange sorbet, resin hops, tropical hops, mango and slight butter notes.

Light body. Thin-to-oily texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Rather abrupt finish.

A very good pale ale. Will definitely have it again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of aquazr1
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of switzer
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of biboergosum
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, a pale ale that 'isn't just a reproduction of everyone else's Pale Ale'. Ha - lofty claims.

This beer pours a hazy, medium copper amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, weakly foamy, and mostly bubbly off-white head, which leaves a band of snow rime lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of dank pine resin, a further forest floor green bitterness, mixed tropical fruit (tangerine and kiwi, mostly), more pedestrian orange and red Texas grapefruit, and a laid-back bready, semi-sweet doughy caramel/pale maltiness. The taste is sugary, grainy pale malt, a bit of additional buttery caramel/toffee sweetness, muted pine needles, fleshy orange, aged lemon, and well overripe pineapple fruitiness, and maybe a hint of bristling alcohol.

The bubbles are generally quite shy and hard to pin down, with a lo-fi frothiness at best, the body coming in at a solid-ass middleweight, and mostly smooth, the various hops not concerned with this part of the scene, apparently. It finishes well off-dry, the diacetyl-adjacent malt running the table.

Yeah, this is indeed different enough from most other stateside APAs, in that the hops show promise up front, and then do very little to follow through. It's not a good sign when I start having to scrape my tongue before I've even finished the first glass out of the bomber. Oh well - I'm sure the coming post-apocalyptic hellscape will distract me from the idea of not recommending this. Oops.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours two fingers of head on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is a rich and danky grapefruit and pine smell.
The taste threatens big bitterness, pulls up short with a nice touch of pine bitterness, then malty sweet middle to finish.
The texture is crisp.
Great aroma and nice flavor.

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Photo of cyrushire
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SirBentham
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rutager
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LakerLeith
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of double2chin
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a fizzy two finger white head; so active I thought it was going to fizz out immediately, but actually had great retention and lots of thick lacing. Nice aroma of pineapple and other tropical fruit, orange, citrus hops and sweet bready malt, nice. Flavor follows, dominated by a great variety of citrus, piney and dank hops, mild bready malt, grapefruit and tropical fruit. Medium bodied with mild creaminess. Quite nicely hopped for a pale ale; the hops flavor drops off just at the finish revealing a slight buttery component, but leaves a long lasting citrus hop bitterness. Nicely done and flavorful, a richly hop flavored (but not overly bitter) pale ale that is worth a revisit.

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Photo of schad
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance is a light golden tan with orange.

Great pine aroma

Taste follows aroma in flavor however it is not well balanced. Hops taste offset by the toasty malt. Not unpleasant, however not much substance.

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Photo of SierraJosh
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mlkluther
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Josh_951
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of DrewShalvoy
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of jkolafa
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of mattsander
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of random846
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Fordknox
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of GamerGirl253
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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Aftermath from Black Market Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.