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51K IPA - Blackrocks Brewery

51K IPA
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BA SCORE
89
very good

26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 6.62%


Brewed by:
Blackrocks Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brian700 on 09-20-2013)
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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
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Michigan

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.

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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.

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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.

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51K IPA from Blackrocks Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.