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Black Hops Beer - Blue Hills Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

124 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Hills Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: david18 on 07-05-2010)
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +15.3%

07-24-2014 02:16:59 | More by Patlee3324
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -13.5%

03-29-2014 14:45:54 | More by MACO
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Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

03-27-2014 13:19:36 | More by MA08
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-16-2014 23:49:51 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Irishterrier74

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

S: hoppy/caramel

T: Hershey's special dark

M: Nice carbonation. Pleasant.

Overall: It's Dark Brown and Hoppy. The video game is more satisfying, however.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 04:43:49 | More by Irishterrier74
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Jirin

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

02-22-2014 02:02:43 | More by Jirin
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BeerIsland

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 21:25:07 | More by BeerIsland
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jollybuffalo

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -13.5%

01-31-2014 19:55:05 | More by jollybuffalo
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Bjlps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-04-2013 14:29:21 | More by Bjlps
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3/5  rDev -13.5%

11-10-2013 01:09:02 | More by OriolesFan1008
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paresis

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

10-08-2013 01:47:31 | More by paresis
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

10-03-2013 18:23:39 | More by Kmlund
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TripelMark

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-27-2013 19:46:33 | More by TripelMark
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Ohmmygawd

Massachusetts

2.88/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 19:00:40 | More by Ohmmygawd
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-16-2013 02:03:01 | More by Dicers
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-02-2013 17:02:18 | More by Shawnspl
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

08-09-2013 02:23:08 | More by ThinkAgain
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beertardis

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-21-2013 14:16:11 | More by beertardis
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

07-03-2013 21:02:18 | More by doremite
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-25-2013 08:55:41 | More by jaxon53
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-09-2013 02:23:06 | More by kjfinnerty
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.08/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle.

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 18:30:48 | More by nmann08
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +15.3%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

05-16-2013 14:42:55 | More by Mikecap
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Black Hops Beer from Blue Hills Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.