Tuxedo Black IPA - Blue Pants Brewery

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Tuxedo Black IPATuxedo Black IPA

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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 18.31%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 02-07-2013)
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Reviews by rangerred:
Photo of rangerred
2.94/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap at Mellow Mushroom in Johnson City, TN.

Arrived with no head whatsoever along with no lacing. Not really a good start.

The aroma had some lightly toasted grain along with just a small amount of piny hops. Some caramel in there too. Not extremely impressive but no real flaws either.

The flavor had licorice and roasted malt up front with caramel and piny hops coming in midway through. There was quite a bit of astringency towards the finish along with a chalky bitterness. Some stickyness on the lips even though the mouthfeel as a whole is quite watery.

Overall, there is quite a bit that could be improved on with this beer. Increased hopping along with a little less attenuation could do wonders for this beer. Right now it is a little all over the place.

More User Reviews:
Photo of beergutbrew
4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

The 2014 Tuxedo is a much improved iteration. The initial aroma of dark roast and coffee notes are amazing and in balance with the hop aroma. Hop bitterness is balanced with the dark malt but leaves no doubt this is a black IPA.

Photo of Adowling
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

This is one of my favorite black ipa's. It's smooth and balanced. I could drink this with a steak, a slice of pizza, or with some cake.

Photo of BeersIsTheName
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of russpowell
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of rworkman
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of tweezer159
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of richj1970
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass.

A: Very dark brown almost lack with 2 finger head. Leaving very nice lacing.

S: Coffee, cocoa, and pine.

T: Roasty malts with some coffee and chocolate notes. Earthy undertones with pine and other hops. Nice balance.

M: Medium body and nicely carbonated. A bit dry in the finish.

O: Good Black IPA. On par with several of the others that I have tried...

Photo of TJK
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, some roasted malts. Taste is hoppy, bitter, some roasted malts, a touch of coffee. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Photo of Dustin013
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraigTravor
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of markjarema11
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of GratefulEdd
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of ShanePB
1.25/5  rDev -64.8%

Photo of memphischas
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of mtstatebeer
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bottle served in a tulip glass. Pours dark brown with a reddish hue, a decent sized foamy tan head, good lacing (poured fine, no abundance of foam). Aroma is caramel, a little bit of coffee, citrus, pine and slightly earthy hops. Flavor is slightly roasted, coffee, a hint of cocoa, pine and grassy hops. Mouthfeel is medium, astringent, and dry finish. Good beer, nice balance.

Photo of Justinbshelton
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of zookerman182
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells like a mixture of coffee and pine. No citrus whatsoever.
Dark purple color with a 1.5 finger head that quickly went away.
Not a super complex black ipa.
Had a dry quality but not offputting.
Solid after dinner or before bed ipa.
Great example of a local black ipa.

Photo of Mojo
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of DocAJ
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Sanmn420
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of grumpygerman
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of FliryVorru
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Roxie_B
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Serving: Bottle
Appearance: Pitch black with aubergine highlights; opaque. Perfect two finger tan head comprised of some larger bubbles and some smaller. Fantastic to see any over carbonation issues cleared up nicely.
Smell: Nearly stout like with dark roasted coffee malt predominating and perhaps a wee bit of anise.
Earthy. Served at 45 degrees F this is a bit light weight in the olfactory department
Taste: Malty sweetness with a clear chocolate front and center. Acrid coffee towards the middle with a bit of licorice. Only towards the finish can I taste any discernable hop character with some grapefruit and strongly earthy slightly tobacco tinged hops to be followed by more rich dark malt. A bit more hops in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Creamy and thick but not as thick as a stout.
Overall: A stout drinker’s IPA. Frankly more stout than IPA but I enjoyed it immensely.
The 2014 version of this brew is fantastic.

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Tuxedo Black IPA from Blue Pants Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.