Single Malt IPA - Blackfoot River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blackfoot River Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Just like Single Malt Scotch, our Singlemalt I.P.A. is brewed from 100% Crisp Maris Otter floor-malted barley - no specialty malts, no blending. This is our interpretation of the American/NorthWest India Pale Ale style. Singlemalt I.P.A. is generously hopped with Northwest-grown Simcoe and Cascade hops. This is our best-selling and most-beloved beer and is golden in color, with a medium-bodied malty backbone and full of hop flavor.

55 IBU

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 07-15-2009)
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: golden hazy look, nice light head that really lasts throughout

Smell: sniff sniff, love the cascade and simcoe hops very fresh and natural, not overdone

Taste: once again these two hops couldn't be better together or balanced any other way. hop forward but not overpowering. mixture of floral, piney Northwest hops

Feel: medium body, doesn't let you forget what your drinking. keeps your buds yearnin for more

Overall: had this beer on tap from the brewery and on tap around town since i moved to helena more then a year and a half ago. hooked since the first sip. by far my favorite IPA/any beer. Very well done couldn't ask for anymore then that

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Extremely hazy, with a nice head that dissipates into a thin white soapy film. Moderate lacing.

A: Prominent piney hops, nutty malt, and a bready yeast note as well. Not super clean, sort of like a homebrew, not necessarily in a bad way though.

T/M: Prominent bitterness upfront, but not that intense for the style, followed by a balance of big piney/grapefruit hops and nutty Maris Otter malt. There is a slight yeast bite on the back, yet again, reminiscent of a homebrew, as well as a touch of citrusy esters. Mouthfeel is moderate without much oily hop presence, slightly watery on the finish (lack of dextrins?).

Overall, a solid beer, and a nice example of a rough, do it yourself, ale. The hops are big, the malt is well proportioned, and the yeast lets you know that it helped make the beer. If I had to guess, they us WYEAST 1056 or a similar chico ale strain for this one, and the yeast bite is the result of them not filtering or using fining agents. A bold move in a day where many people judge a beer on its clarity. I personally think they nailed the Northwest IPA style, and added their own gritty flair.

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Single Malt IPA from Blackfoot River Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.