1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

4th Anniversary Pale Ale - Black Market Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
4th Anniversary Pale Ale4th Anniversary Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

20 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 20
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Market Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mactrail on 08-12-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Hopmodium:
Photo of Hopmodium
Hopmodium

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

11-13-2013 03:35:38 | More by Hopmodium
More User Reviews:
Photo of cpetrone84
cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is clear copper with a moderate bubbly light tan head. Nose has a fair bit of grain and some caramel malt. Hints of licorice and some piney hops. Taste is rough, caramel an messy malt, dirty grain and faint hop presence. Overly sweet and tropical fruit bubble gum. Light stale bitterness in the finish. Smooth feel, avg. carb and lighter body.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 14:31:57 | More by cpetrone84
Photo of sammyg832
sammyg832

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

06-27-2014 18:54:22 | More by sammyg832
Photo of 22Blue
22Blue

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

04-26-2014 00:43:54 | More by 22Blue
Photo of UCLABrewN84
UCLABrewN84

California

3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, brown sugar, and citrus fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with earth and subdued citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that still has a solid aroma, but the flavors come across as old at this time.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 05:55:32 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of Kastler
Kastler

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-13-2014 02:07:57 | More by Kastler
Photo of jenray
jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-28-2013 07:10:07 | More by jenray
Photo of dvmin98
dvmin98

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought online from Holiday Wine Cellar. Have been to BMB with my dad for a few brews a couple years back, so thought I'd revisit their other offerings.

A: Hazy orange; thick head

S: Citrusy hops; not overpowering

T: Bitter. More than I'd expect from an APA (not a bad thing). Bordering on an IPA

M: Moderate carbonation; bitterness lingers

O: I thoroughly enjoyed it. If I lived in SD, I'd be happy drinking this regularly

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 23:05:52 | More by dvmin98
Photo of LiquidAmber
LiquidAmber

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a finger of white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of bready malt, tropical fruit and citrus hops. Flavor is mild pale malt, pineapple, lemon citrus and citrus hops, finishing with citrus hops flavor and bitterness. Medium bodied. A hoppy, but otherwise rather light tasting pale ale. The flavor of the El Dorado hops is good and contributes to a nice aroma, but not as much to flavor. The light malt body is not quite supportive of the hopping. A satisfactory pale ale emphasizing fruit flavor and hop bitterness, pleasant but doesn't really stand out.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 03:42:22 | More by LiquidAmber
Photo of InfernoBoss
InfernoBoss

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-23-2013 04:15:31 | More by InfernoBoss
Photo of xdtfx
xdtfx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-18-2013 15:52:29 | More by xdtfx
Photo of Jmick28
Jmick28

Arizona

4/5  rDev +8.7%

10-02-2013 22:34:12 | More by Jmick28
Photo of sil1
sil1

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

09-29-2013 23:52:34 | More by sil1
Photo of drewone
drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

09-15-2013 06:14:16 | More by drewone
Photo of SocalKicks
SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

09-07-2013 01:28:47 | More by SocalKicks
Photo of Jeysun23
Jeysun23

California

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

08-30-2013 02:49:22 | More by Jeysun23
Photo of hipboy221
hipboy221

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-25-2013 02:35:12 | More by hipboy221
Photo of claspada
claspada

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-23-2013 22:23:25 | More by claspada
Photo of rawfish
rawfish

California

3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear and amber into a standard pint glass. The head is parchment beige and can be as large as you want it to be. Very good retention with a thin smattering of lacing left on the glass.

The label boasts the use of El Dorado hops and 'tropical' as a highlight. Aroma is pungent mango and papaya with some dank pine and herbaceous tones. Bready solid malt backbone. While pleasant the aroma is very muted.

Bland malt character, bready and a touch doughy. Hops are herbal and medicinal like black tea with a touch of pine and mango. Slight dank and herbaceous bitterness with a small alcohol presence. Very simple and drinkable, yet boring.

Body is average for a pale but the carbonation is muted and leaves the mouth feeling wet. Alcohol not really detected.

Hardly a pale ale that stands out, tropical iced tea comes to mind. The El Dorado hops don't add enough to this beer alone and would need a stronger complement hop to make it stand out. Slight dark tropical aroma but the herbal hop flavor/bitterness and low carbonation really sink this one in my opinion. Black Market celebrating their anniversary with a thud instead of a roar this year.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 03:35:37 | More by rawfish
Photo of mactrail
mactrail

Washington

3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

On tap at California Kebab in San Diego. Described to me as a "pineapple Belgian pale ale," for what it's worth. It does taste like pineapple at the first couple of sips. I"d describe it as dry, sharp, and fruity. And then really bitter.

Clear dark amber in the pint nonic. Modest foam with plenty of lacing along the glass. Warm and biscuity with an energetic bitterness. It gets to tasting like strong over-steeped bitter black tea. Brewer says it is made with El Dorado hops. A whiff of fermenting fruit along with iced tea in the nose. This is really pretty appealing but not very drinkable. Maybe somebody else can figure this one out.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2013 06:20:51 | More by mactrail
4th Anniversary Pale Ale from Black Market Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.