Black Magic RyPA - Cellar Brewing Company
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 3 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by wingman14:
4.15/5 rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours reddish black with an mocha head. Smell is dominated by hop with some of the rye poking through. The rye comes in first with a slight bitterness with the hops staying through the rest. A dry and bitter finish, for the hop smell this one is less bitter and hoppy then anticipated. A dark roasted flavor comes in the aftertaste. A medium mouthfeel, smooth, low carbonation. Overall an enjoyable beer, good hop and rye flavor, and a nice balance between the two.
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2012 22:23:31 | More by wingman14
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3.83/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Had on tap at Hopcat in GR.
Pours jet black with a light frothy head. Lacing has legs for days!
The aroma is a bit of a let down. It comes across a little hoppy, malty, and smokey. Kinda mute though.
Right away I taste the rye with a nice blast of roasted malt. This is very flavorful! Good smokey taste on the finish. Not really as bitter as I would have liked though.
Mouthfeel is medium full with a nice thickness. Carbs or right on.
Damn fine black rye India pale ale!
Serving type: on-tap
10-18-2012 18:24:52 | More by JDizzle
3.25/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
I had no idea what to expect here. It's referred to as "Black Magic," has Ry(e) in the name, plays on the IPA title, and cleary says India Pale Ale on the bottle.
Bottle poured into an imperial pint.
A- 1/2-finger, tan-brown head. Dark brown body with deep, reddish tones, mahogany perhaps? Port-like in the light? It appears to be pretty clean with light carbonation. The head drops to a thin film quite quickly and leaves decent sticky spots. The vessel doesn't do any favors to the presentation, so I'll give it the benefit of doubt.
S- Lots of leafy, tobacco-like hops while still in the bottle. Once poured, an additional pine-like quality mixes with grainy or cereal-like malts. Another inhale, and the grainy quality imparts the rye I was expecting. Hopping really runs the spectrum including citrus and tropical fruits at points.
T- Toasted and grainy malts mix with pine-like and grassy/minty hops. Fairly clean/dry finish from hopping. Almost malt forward at first sip. The more I drink the more the rye comes through and the flavor grows on me.
M- Terribly undercarbonated. Otherwise, decent feel. Dry finish.
O- From initial confusion over stylistic naming to the first sip, it was a bit of a letdown. It suffers from a major labeling, identity crisis. Once I settled in, it was a decent beer. May have been a better, or more enjoyable, review had I known what I was getting.
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2011 00:37:57 | More by GRPunk
Black Magic RyPA from Cellar Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.