Blackheart - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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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
Blackheart from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 1,104 ratings.