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Blackheart - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,079
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 145
Gots: 94 | FT: 4
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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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.

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Blackheart from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 1,079 ratings.