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Hop Vader - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Hop Vader
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 7.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 07-07-2012

From a brewery not so far, far away comes Hop Vader, a full-blown west coast hop experience that walks on the dark side. Hop Vader is a black IPA that's fully saturated with Pacific Northwest hops for a citrusy strike. A Jedi mind trick using German black malt give this beer a dark hue with subtle roasty notes. A Death Star-sized dry hop charge using Simcoe & Columbus leaves a dank aroma that would challenge even Master Yoda. Is your organoleptic light saber ready?
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3.35/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hoppy but dark ale, fitting name

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.33/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.1/5  rDev +4.1%

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4.08/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.32/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of dar482
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a dark brown color with a light white tan head.

The aroma has lots of toasted malt, roasted malt, caramel sweetness, chocolate, and then some piney hops.

The flavor follows with that stout character of lots of bittersweet chocolate and some coffee. The back end has a deep earthy bitterness, almost like black tea on the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium.

This a pretty good black IPA. A good combination of sweetness and then some brutal bitter notes on the back.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of mdfb79
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 06/23/13 notes. Had an 8 oz. pour of this on tap at TØRST in Brooklyn, NY. Listed as a
Sorachi Ace saison on the menu.

a - Pours a dark mahogany brown color with one inch of light tan, creamy looking head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of pine hops, roasted malts, light citrus hops, mint, toasted malts, and chocolate. Nice nose; lots of pine hops and a nice mix of hops and roasted qualities.

t - Tastes of of roasted malts, chocolate, super bitter pine hops, burnt malts, light cofee, and toasted malts. Taste has less hops than the nose but is a bit bitter, especially int he aftertaste. Nice, but doesn't flow together as nicely as the nose does.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation, with a bitter bite at the end,

o - Overall a nice black IPA. The nose i very good with a nice mix of hops and roasted malts, whereas the taste has more bitter chocolate, and doesn't meld as well. Worth checking out if you like the style, though not my favorite black IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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Hop Vader from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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