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Vulcan - Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: wagenvolks on 12-31-2010

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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 8
Reviews by LittleDon:
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4.55/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Judging by previous reviews, the latest incarnation may have been tweeked for the better. I was surprise to find out that Saaz hops are used for the aromatics, as the aroma is predominately pine, with a healthy amount of caramel and a hint of rye. Copper colored and hazy, there was nice head retention and plenty of lace. Big bodied, the flavor was similar in characteristics to the aroma, with a greater amount of rye and good balance between the hops and malt. Medium carbonation.

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The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the caramel and toffee with some pine notes mixed in. The beer definitely smells like an American IPA. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of grapefruit and resin notes as well as some bready malt and a little bit of toffee. Low to medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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A: A ton of yeast floating around. Very cloudy and dirty red color. A small white head and not much lace.
S: Fairly neutral. Some citrus hops and a light grainy malt aroma for balance.
T: Some citrus, but more of a grapefruit bitterness here. Good balance, the bitterness never gets out of hand. A nice balanced malt backbone as well. Some sweetness, bread, and biscuit.
M/D: A medium body with good carbonation. Crisp, dry, smooth, and clean. Easy enough to drink.

Decent for the most part. Not a bad beer at all, just the dirty yeast appearance makes it hard for me to come back to this. I can't say that I would grab this over the other good craft beers on tap here.

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Vulcan from Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.