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Blackheart - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,099
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 147
Gots: 101 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
A throwback historical ale brewed when English IPA's were hopped up to last the long voyage from England to Colonial troops in India, using English malts, English hops, English yeast and aged slightly on toasted oak for a 19th century taste.

78 IBU

(Beer added by: philberinghele on 03-21-2008)
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Riggsenater

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1%

07-23-2014 01:11:44 | More by Riggsenater
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atorres

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-21-2014 00:33:45 | More by atorres
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harripat

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

07-21-2014 00:05:15 | More by harripat
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1%

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Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Brihon

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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Stum-pub

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

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natethamac

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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Lynn

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-15-2014 00:15:54 | More by Lynn
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_morandi_

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

07-14-2014 22:47:45 | More by _morandi_
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mgr78704

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev -1%

07-14-2014 09:55:03 | More by zombiebeergut
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Brenden

Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It's English (in style), yes, but it's Three Floyds and it's an IPA. So, what do we expect? Pretty much this, with a few interesting notes.

It's a hazed medium gold, translucent leaning toward opacity, with a soft but densely bubbled, tight bone-white head staying still at about one finger's height. The lacing it drops down is thick and plentiful.
Hoppy it is in the nose and on the palate, though it's been appropriately hopped it up without hopping it up like they do their American-style versions. As it is, it takes an earthier approach but with a bit of citrus, orange particularly, with a more floral bouquet as well. Interestingly, there's something very much like juniper here, too, as well as a unique, earthy sort of spiciness. It's balanced by pale malts and a sweetness more like a honey graham cracker than anything, particularly in the taste and lingering in the finish especially. Unique, this beer truly is. Some resinous pine notes also show a little more strongly in the flavor, and some paler fruity esters show up in the alcoholic warmth.
The feel is fantastic; a firm medium body shows a few layers of depth, crispness is strong yet evens out a running smoothness that never fades. It starts off on the semi-sweet side and transitions easily toward dryness as it works such that you don't notice the transition. It remains very clean all the way through the finish, which lingers just as long as it should.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 17:01:46 | More by Brenden
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creepinjeeper

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.8%

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BrentSeifts

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

07-12-2014 20:22:50 | More by BrentSeifts
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DeanMoriarty

California

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

07-12-2014 18:46:26 | More by DeanMoriarty
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PickleBucket29

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-12-2014 14:07:03 | More by PickleBucket29
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

07-12-2014 03:00:17 | More by Jimbobebop
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Missouri

4/5  rDev -1%

07-10-2014 04:42:34 | More by SteveDoeschot
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TimGorman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

07-09-2014 20:14:57 | More by TimGorman
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Kramerwtmf

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-08-2014 01:39:56 | More by Kramerwtmf
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rawfish

California

3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark and hazy orange body with a solid cap of off white foam. Two fingers of froth seems to last forever, leaving curtains of lacing on the glass.

I get quite a bit of malt on the forefront with oaked complexity. Honey, toast, molasses and smoky caramel. Hops are a orange citrus and pine that meld with the sweetness of the malt. Alcohol is noticeable as is the wood and earthy oak.

Caramel and honey sweetness that nestles into a fruity mix of red, pitted and vinous fruit. Dipping into barleywine territory with more wood and earth from the oak in the finish. Malt rises in the end leaving a cereal grain sweetness. Hops are a muddled orange citrus and oak but provide substantial bitterness to clean up the layered malt.

The thick malt leads to a medium-heavy body and muted carbonation. Some might like the smoothness of it but I feel the hops could've used more bubbles. Alcohol is very present while there is enough drying to keep the beer rather clean and dry.

Borderline English Barelywine with high bitterness and moderate complexity, just not enough to push it to the upper echelon of IPA or maltier styles.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 22:50:45 | More by rawfish
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IWannaEatFood

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-05-2014 00:45:45 | More by IWannaEatFood
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Blackheart from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 1,099 ratings.