51K IPA - Blackrocks Brewery
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4.59/5 rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Normally on my trips north to the UP of Michigan, I look forward to a side trip to Wisconsin for a New Glarus fix. This time I stayed local and tried Blackrock Brewery out of Marquette. I was not disappointed.
Appearance: Poured a cloudy light orange with a thick white head that lin gered throughout the entire session
Smell: A nice citrus (mainly grapefruit) and pine hops aroma with a hint of caramel sweetness.
Taste: Great balance between the malt and the hops. The caramel sweetness does not overpower the malt backbone. This beer has has a solid hops slap in the face expected in an IPA but is balance with the sweetness of the malt. A huge grapefruit and orange citrus overtone balanced by the pine of the other hops all shine through.
Mouthfeel: A medium bodied IPA with a carbonation level that is pretty good for this style. The oils from the hops do not interfere with the head retention and limit’s the loss of the carbonation.
Overall: A good example of an American IPA. Whish I could get it around where I live but just another reason to head to the UP of Michigan. It is overlooked because of the limited population and therefore the limited number of breweries.
Serving type: can
04-19-2014 17:40:30 | More by pb9613
4/5 rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce can into tulip glass, no canning date. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with bright citrus/floral hops and light-moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, lemon zest, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of citrus/floral and moderate malt sweetness; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice IPA. All around good balance and complexity of bright citrus/floral hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. Feels like an all around classic example of an American IPA, very enjoyable.
Serving type: can
04-11-2014 00:55:47 | More by superspak
4.06/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
My beer guy gave me one of these to try....glad I did. This ale pours a hazy tangerine color with a thick and lasting white head and a substantial amount of lacing. The nose is a very fresh blend of citrus and pine hops. Nothing extraordinary but damn good and very fresh. The mouthfeel is quite chewy for a single ipa. It is somewhat thick and dry, coating the palate with a substantial amount if hop bitterness. The flavor confirms the nose with a generous amount of citrus and pine hops upfront followed by a nice malt backbone and finishing with a very pleasant hoppy bitterness. This is not an incredible beer of note but a damn good offering from a brewer that I am nit familiar with. Cant wait to try more from them.
Serving type: bottle
03-20-2014 04:04:02 | More by lochef81
4.09/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A - Pours a hazy gold with a two-finger foamy white head. Heavy lacing.
S - Floral hops and some light citrus (grapefruit and orange).
T - Follows the nose. Lots of floral hops and a nice amount of grapefruit. There is a nice sweet bready malt backbone. Nice bitter finish that goes away quickly.
M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Oily resinous finish.
O - This is a very nice easy drinking citrus forward IPA. Above average.
Serving type: can
03-16-2014 02:03:17 | More by TreyIsWilson
51K IPA from Blackrocks Brewery
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