Black Hops Beer - Blue Hills Brewery
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3/5 rDev -13.8%
Bottle to pilsner glass (it's what I grabbed)
Serving temp: warmish
A: synthetic motor oil with a nice foamy head. clings to the glass nicely.
T: Hershey's special dark
M: Nice carbonation. Pleasant.
Overall: It's Dark Brown and Hoppy. The video game is more satisfying, however.
03-07-2014 04:43:49 | More by Irishterrier74
3.7/5 rDev +6.3%
Bomber bottle label says South Shore Brewing Co dba Blue Hills Brewery Canton Mass
Black Hops 6.75%
A nice looking beer, the Black Hops didn’t express much aroma except some nice malt backnotes. This beer has a very nice balanced flavor that helps drinkability. While not being a big fan of this style, I appreciate the affinity with the darker malted lagers. Like a Schwartz malts add to bitterness, lighter finish. In that regard, I think true schwarzes and hefty dunkles have more to offer than this beer. This is a decently made beer that works OK within the broad parameters of this style.
02-11-2014 21:25:07 | More by BeerIsland
2.88/5 rDev -17.2%
Bottle to glass, served at around 50 degrees F.
Keep in mind that 'Black Hops' is not a Black IPA but an American Black Ale. The roasted malts with chocolate and coffee are the main taste and will make you immediately think "Stout! But wait! Hops?" The bitter pale ale comes out to welcome you with a taste of bitter hops. At a ABV of 6.75% this beer delivers a nice taste of alcohol after the bitter taste with roasted chocolate and malts. I'd recommend something German to accompany it like duck sausage or else a spongy Black Forrest Cake.
09-17-2013 19:00:40 | More by Ohmmygawd
District of Columbia
3.08/5 rDev -11.5%
Pours a milk chocolate brown with amber hues. Looks really low on carbonation. Almost zero head on the pour.
Sweet bready malts dominate the smell. Hints of roasted barley and faint chocolate. As it warms, more chocolate comes through.
This beer is very absent on the hop content. Flashes of citrus, finishes sweet and creamy.
Mouthfeel is thin, watery, creamy finish.
This is ok, but I wouldn't try it again.
06-02-2013 18:30:48 | More by nmann08
Black Hops Beer from Blue Hills Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.