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Immutable Dusk - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Immutable Dusk
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88
very good

85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Cascadian Immutable Dusk-style ale is as unwavering in its dark and beguiling flavor as it’s namesake. Enjoy this black IPA brewed with our friends in the band PELICAN.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-20-2013)
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Alright, ...am I going to get a real IPA with dark tendencies or am I going to get another hoppy Porter? It seems that most brewers are simply incapable of getting this right. But with 3 Floyds, I have high expectations.

Looking nothing like IPA at all, its ominously dark color is even more intense than those porters- its very stout-like, even as its arid and fluffy, sandy-white foam builds a tall column inside the glass. With tremendous retention and intricately splattering the glass with lace.

Sharp aromas of hops and char tilt toward more citrusy and resinous notions. White grapefruit, fresh orange peels, broken pine needles and the scent of a freshly mowed lawn all come to mind as the scent shifts from hops to malt. Its heavy toast character adds an acute character to the ale along with dry cocoa, campfire and burnt caramel.

Its taste is robust with the over-cooked caramels cocoa and coffee to start. But all that is quickly thrown to the wayside as the char and hops work in tandem across the middle. Tangy white grapefruit juicy, burnt citrus peels, and light sourish fructose gives the ale a decisive zesty quality. Finishing with resinous pine and burnt spruce- a whimsy of Christmas trees come to mind. The lingering char gives a coffee-like bitterness and seems to elevate the piney bitterness from hops.

Medium-bodied, the ale's high carbonation gives a lift to its tepid sweetness, giving the ale an airy effect. Forgivably, its dryness is also its curse as it opens up to ashy and roast-derived astringent textures as the ale closes. Lingering pine-type bitterness and char extend well into the next taste.

There's no doubt that this is and IPA first and the charred grains act in support. Another well-done ale by the hop experts at Three Floyds.

02-07-2014 18:57:36 | More by BEERchitect
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

06-26-2014 02:08:34 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-26-2014 02:10:45 | More by Texasfan549
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -23.5%

02-17-2014 05:32:49 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -23.5%

02-17-2014 23:45:09 | More by largadeer
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-13-2013 07:45:00 | More by XmnwildX12
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-24-2013 01:26:42 | More by beernads
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

12-01-2013 07:55:06 | More by ejimhof
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-14-2013 01:20:00 | More by Gonzoillini
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

01-25-2014 22:22:55 | More by enelson
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-03-2014 19:06:03 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Holland

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-28-2014 02:09:28 | More by Holland
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Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

01-30-2014 21:24:05 | More by Dicers
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fredmugs

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2%

11-29-2013 19:29:30 | More by fredmugs
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mpayne5

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

11-24-2013 04:40:38 | More by mpayne5
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.55/5  rDev -9.4%

On tap at Three Floyds' Brewpub in Munster, Indiana. Served in an imperial pint today, 12/12/2013.

Dark brown body, almost black, relatively opaque and comes with a fair sized one-finger brown head that doesn't retain all that well. Good lacing though. Looks like any typical darker beer, really.

Smells very nice and hoppy. Juicy even. Pine, citrus notes dominate a background of charred malts and roast. Very interesting and strong, even for the Black IPA subcategory.

Flavourwise, it just didn't work that well for me. Pine bitterness on top of a roast/charred malt background is an eh. I mean, pine and coffee and chocolate? Just doesn't do it for me, even though I've enjoyed Black IPAs in the past.

OK mouthfeel, thinner bodied, a bit watery. Carbonation is solid, not peppy or creamy by any means. A bit bitter on the piney end.

Decent Black IPA, not going back for this one anytime soon.

12-12-2013 22:06:08 | More by Stevedore
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ystazi

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-28-2013 23:19:47 | More by ystazi
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

01-12-2014 22:00:46 | More by beerwolf77
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -4.6%

From: Three Floyds Brewery (purchased on site)
Date: None, purchased five days ago
Glass: Standard US pint glass

Immutable Dusk is a hoppy American black ale, but it does not really offer much that differentiates itself from a variety of others in the style that display pine, citrus, and mild roasted malt flavor in quietly metered amounts. At $10 per bomber, I expect to be amazed at the prowess of the brewers involved, not simply given a pleasing fermented beverage: I wouldn't pick this up again at this price point.

Pours a 1.5cm tall head of dark beige colored foam, made up of small-sized bubbles, yielding a very frothy appearance. Retention is somewhat above average at 1.5 minutes, the head gradually fading to a thin ring of foam around the perimeter of the glass. Lacing is good, with thick washes clinging to all sides of the glass. The body of the beer is a dark brown to black color, with light bringing out modest amber brown hues around the edges of the glass. Carbonation not visible through the opaque body.

Aroma is of pine resin, stale grapefruit juice, and a bit of acrid roasted malt that gives a bit of coffee and burnt toast. Seems like a potential combination of Chinook and Simcoe to me. Good, but a bit typical: I've brewed something very similar.

Front of palate tastes sharp pine resin, grapefruit, and woodsiness from hops, slight roasted malt bringing in hints of cocoa and coffee, with moderate hop and roasted malt bitterness. Mid-palate of mild roasted malt (light cocoa and coffee) with strong pine resin, mild grapefrtuit-like citrus, hop woodsiness, and light . Back of palate finds moderate hop and acrid roasted malt bitterness, pine, woodsy, and grapefruit-like flavors from hops, and modest roasted malt contributing burnt toast and cocoa. Aftertaste of light roasted malt contributing some burnt toast and cocoa, along with pine resin, woodsiness, medium-high hop and acrid roasted malt bitterness.

Beer is medium-bodied, with medium-low carbonation, resulting in a foamy mouthfeel (3/4) and modest smoothness (1/4). Closes dry, with moderate stickiness clinging to the palate and lips.

12-28-2013 04:04:05 | More by falloutsnow
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-21-2013 22:15:41 | More by captainbearcat
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Drucifer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

12-19-2013 02:00:56 | More by Drucifer
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Jamison85

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-24-2013 16:42:59 | More by Jamison85
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oldvines

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

12-20-2013 00:33:33 | More by oldvines
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

03-04-2014 01:30:31 | More by PA-Michigander
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jkball01

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-04-2014 04:34:38 | More by jkball01
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Immutable Dusk from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
88 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.