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Armored Fist Double CDA - Boneyard Beer Company

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144 Ratings
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 32
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boneyard Beer Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Docer on 11-01-2010

80 IBUs

A collaboration with Three Floyds Brewing Co.
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4.77/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Growler from Main Brew, poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Armored Fist is Black with a tan head leaving light lace.

Smell is a big blast of pungent hops, lots of tropical fruit, citrus. Sweet and intense.

Taste is fantastic. This is by far the best CDA I've had. The massive, fruity hop load really complements the slight charred notes from the dark malt. Often times I find this style clashes, but the dark malt and hops really come together into a delicious elixir here. There's just a touch of some piney hops as well, but they are a subtle back-current behind the dank citrus, tangerine. There's a modest bitterness. I'm shocked at the ABV, there's not a trace in the taste, very clean.

Mouthfeel is dry, slippery, medium light bodied.

Drinkability is dangerously high. This is a fantastic beer.

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3.8/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on-tap @ Belmont Station.
from notes.

Near black, with deep brown highlights and a thin, foamy off-white head.

Very hoppy upfront, citric mostly, some resinous pine, blends to a roasty malt finish. Some cocoa.

Medium body, very light alcohol warmth. Average, bubbly carbonation.

Extremely hop forward, with just enough roasted malt to keep it from being a DIPA.

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4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Parkway Tavern on 9/27/12.

Appearance: Dark brown, almost black with a one finger light tan head.

Smell: Huge citrus hops. Grapefruit, citrus, and a more subtle roasted malt character. Hop forward for sure.

Taste: Initial subtle dark roasted malts and then the delicious citrus/tropical hop characteristics that the nose hinted at. Finishes with a nice combo of roasted malts, a bit of cocoa, and a fruity hop bite.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium-bodied, alcohol is pretty well-hidden. Hop bite doesn't detract from the roasted character of this beer.

Overall: Although I have admittedly not tried a plethora of Black IPAs, this one seems to be a benchmark. Great mixture of both dark malts and lively hops. A bit more hop forward than others that I've tried in this category.

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4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
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32oz growler from Boneyard. Reviewed from notes.

Black with a monolithic tan head that recedes at a glacial pace leaving spider-web lacing and a final ring.

Deep, damp marijuana and pungent herbs like thyme and marjoram. Less intense tropical notes of passionfruit and guava. Mild, but sharp-edged coffee roast character.

Touch more roast and less green hop character in the flavours. A vibrant, minty bitterness grows in force. At times there's a difficult to place chalky, lavender note that doesn't quite agree with me.

Medium to full, super-smooth mouthfeel. Carbonation provides a good vibrancy and lift on the front palate and feeds into a moderate bitterness that lingers nicely. No hint of booze.

Slammin' black IPA with the restrained use of roast malts allowing the intense hop character to assail the senses. Crazy drinkable for 10%.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on-tap at Apex in Portland, OR.

appearance - dark, tan head, medium lacing

smell - resinous/grapefruit hop notes backed by some subtle chocolate malt

taste - strong notes of grapefruit and pineapple hops with some pine mixed in, very hoppy, tones of chocolate and roasty malt in the background, alcohol is present as well but not dominating

mouthfeel - generous carbonation, medium/full bodied

overall - great hop profile, another staple from Boneyard

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4.79/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a very dark brown with a light brown head.

S - First reaction to the smell was that it was great. Very hoppy with citrus and smoky notes.

T - Hoppy, citrus, and smoky. A little bit of grapefruit makes it's way through. Surprisingly smooth and easy to drink for being 10% abv.

M - Thick, smooth, and lingering. The aftertaste of citrus stays with you for a while.

O - Got this in a half growler and would definitely like more. Boneyard needs to start bottling asap.

Armored Fist Double CDA from Boneyard Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.