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26° - Indigo Imp Brewery

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78
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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 26.52%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Indigo Imp Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: garbercury on 03-27-2011)
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Reviews by Rhynes2:
Photo of Rhynes2
3.55/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in a sampler from Indigo Imp. A bit pricey at $24 but it did have some interesting brews. This stout here pours out a thick black and I didn't get much head from it. I did pour slow as to not upset the sediment but even the head i did get was not around for to long. Other than that I loved this beer. Has some intense fruity flavors which was a nice change of pace for the style but rounded out to a nice roasted malt/oak taste in the end. I feel like this would be a great stout for sitting around on a beach because of this characteristic. It's not like anything I have ever tried before but for the price I think I'll keep these off my buy again list.

Rhynes2, Apr 15, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of WVbeergeek
2.78/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a deep dark opaque black color with a light tan head forming and dwindling with a bit of fizziness. Thin speckled lacing as it settles down to a thin collar. Aroma has some tart tropical fruit notes with an underlying roasted malt character filled with subtle dark chocolate. Flavor is a hodgepodge of dark roasted malt and tart sour lactic notes that collide like a train wreck no real cohesion of flavors, induces a bit of acid reflux. This tartness isn't likeable in every style I come across it really gives me mixed feelings, because I can tell there's a decent stout here underneath the sour lemon citric acid notes. That's Indigo Imp's thing though, open fermentation, bottle conditioned sour ales. Mouthfeel is medium bodied carbonation is a bit much here pretty much tickles the back of the throat, body finishes sharply acidic on the palate. Overall it's questionable to whether or not this is the desired beer these guys are making. I like an interesting/different/wild ale but this is supposed to be a tropical stout called 26 Degrees.

WVbeergeek, May 02, 2011
Photo of garbercury
3.53/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

New release by Indigo Imp. Limited release for the spring...Poured into a snifter...

A--Deep black with solid lacing and retention.

S--Fruity esters dominate the nose, interesting, it has a lot going on...

T--Almost a sour characteristic to this brew. Its a stout, but the fruity/sour notes to this one play a large role in this flavor profile.

M--Fine.

O--Interesting bottle conditioned brew. I have never had a brew like this before, strange, but worth a try for sure...

garbercury, Mar 27, 2011
Photo of Ryan011235
2.53/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a small snifter on 4/23/11

Split with MbpBugeye

Dark brown, settles near black. One finger of tan foam. The head thins to a bubbly shape of South America then shifts around, looking more like the shape of Africa. A few swaths of lace.

Aromas of unsweetened chocolate, earth, smoke and ground coffee. Faint roastiness. Of course, it has the classic indigo Imp off aroma, though not overly tart. Thin aroma, but it smells ok, I guess. It's tolerable in the big picture. Tangy roast flavor abounds. Fain hints of coffee beans and nondescript cocoa. Roasted grains. Subtle tartness as it warms. Cereal. Medium body. Ample carbonation; too much for me. Finishes roasty and tangy.

The best offering by Indigo Imp is comfortably sub par. No dice.

Ryan011235, Jun 11, 2011
Photo of Nachos4two
1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

Nachos4two, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of ONUMello
3.58/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a thin light brown head that lingers.
S: Coffee, cocoa, and a bit of tropical fruit.
T: Tropical fruit up front, transitioning to a bit of coffee. Finishes extremely sour, almost too much so.
M: Smooth and pleasant until that sour finish hits.
O: I really like this beer until the puckering sour finish comes around. I appreciate the fact that it is an open fermentation, but unfortunately the aftertaste is what sticks with you.

ONUMello, Jun 27, 2011
Photo of cmoses
4.5/5  rDev +43.8%

cmoses, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of Artjsantos
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Artjsantos, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of MbpBugeye
2.33/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brought over by Ryan011235. He thinks by drinking enough Indigo Imp stuff he will make auditions for The Blue Man Group. I don't have the heart to dash his spirits.

Appearance
It pours out a promising thinner black with a tight tan head. There's a bit of lacing as the head struggles to stay in formation.

Aroma
Wet cigarette butts and ash come out first. Things eventually mellow into a bit of roast, smoke and coffee.

Taste
Ashy and smokey with a dash of roasted malts. There is some fleeting coffee notes as well. The end holds a brief citrus, or otherwise, tartness.

Mouthfeel
Lightish body but this isn't an imperial. There is a sharp carbonation that kills smoothness. The finish is very dry.

Overall
The least offensive of a night filled with Indigo Imp and Indian Wells. Just about an average stout, and average stouts don't cut it for me much anymore.

MbpBugeye, Apr 24, 2011
Photo of OB1
4/5  rDev +27.8%

OB1, Apr 03, 2013
26° from Indigo Imp Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.