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Blackheart - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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957 Ratings
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Ratings: 957
Reviews: 345
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%


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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden with foamy white head. Significant lace retained in the glass. The hops are aromatic:East Kent Goldings & Admiral. Coconutty taste from the start, above average mouthfeel though it burns by the end somewhat. Drinkable. Turn away the label and drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2009 00:54:08 | More by Sammy
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

"Look into any man's heart you please, and you will always find, in every one, at least one black spot which he has to keep concealed."

--Henrik Ibsen

Barely blurry apricot that explodes with bright tangerine highlights when backlit. A thick chunk of pale orange foam occupies the glass from the bottom edge of the nonic bulge to a point just above the rim. As it slowly deflates, the glass becomes festooned with an eye pleasing array of finely patterned lace.

Even though Three Floyds has included their usual truckload of hops, I'm not gobsmacked by the nose; primarily because I don't enjoy English hops (East Kent Goldings and Admiral in this case) as much as American hops. Fruit dominates, especially oranges. The amazing thing is that almost no alcohol is noted.

Before upending the pint glass, I'm intrigued by the concept of Blackheart. The brewers have endeavored to recreate a traditional, oceangoing English IPA, right down to the nothing but English ingredients, the oak barrel aging and the generous ABV. If I know these guys, they have also filtered it through an America Big Beer lens. Here goes...

Initial impression: the beer needs more hops. There's a ton of pale malt that sweetens things considerably. Bitterness is often cumulative in beer this big, so I'll reserve final judgment until more of the bomber has been drained. This ain't Dreadnaught... nor should it be.

English DIPA seems like the most accurate style classification, but the line in the sand has to be drawn somewhere. More than 200 styles doesn't do anyone any good. It's hard to believe that historical IPAs were this full and malty sweet. I would never have been able to pick out the oak on my own. Now that I know it's in there... sure, why not?

Sugar syrup-soaked orchard fruit still reigns supreme. Let's add apricots and peaches to the still-dominant oranges. Even though this isn't transcendent beer, I'm glad the Floyds didn't use American hops. Not only wouldn't it have been historically accurate, but they need something in their stable that's different. The alcohol is gently warming and lightly tongue tingly. Otherwise, it's nowhere to be found.

It was obvious that the body/mouthfeel would be outstanding after the look and sound of the pour. Beer entered the glass with a whispered hush that promised crushed velvet smoothness and winter weight silkiness. And that is exactly what it delivers.

Blackheart's label has to be one of Three Floyds most grotesque... in a good way. This is delicious beer that doesn't quite have the magnificent mojo that most of their lineup has. I'm having a fantastic time with the bomber, but given the $9.99 price tag, I'd rather buy sixers of Alpha King or Gumballhead.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2008 15:31:31 | More by BuckeyeNation
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

part of the epicness that was the halloween weekend of beer. the last few nights have kicked my ass in every way, but i got to try a bunch of goodies that have long haunted me. served chilled and poured into a 8 ounce taster, this one was consumed on 10/30/2010.

tried this one before the artic panzer and was quite impressed with it for sure. poured a lighter amber then i was expecting but with a huge head of white that coated the entirerty of the glass and left tons of lacing down the sides.

aroma was a fine mixture of light piney hops, hints of fresh grass and a touch of tea leaves as it warms. this carries over very well into the flavor as each sip starts with a nice bite of hops which quickly mellow into a fresh meadow like flavor with light earthy tones, grasses, light grains and a smooth, light and dry finish that was remarkably clean and drinkable.

overall i really liked this one. i ha no clue how strong it was which made it even better. drinks like a champ and went over quite well.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2010 16:15:43 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Believe it was Matt who sent this one. Thanks!

A: The beer pours a slightly cloudy orange color with a nice creamy white head.

S: Some nice citrus hops to the nose and plenty of bready malts. Slightly sweet overall, but some floral and slightly piney hops. More and more orange as it sits in the glass.

T: Oranges dominate the flavor, too. Big pine flavor on the finish which provides a nice bitterness and a slight woodiness. Some bready malt gives this beer its sweetness, but the sweetness is not overdone.

M: Medium in body and carbonation.

O: One of my preferred interpretations of an English IPA, even though it's not really all that "English". Still a nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2011 06:26:54 | More by womencantsail
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a massive head that leaves great lacing

Smell: Graham cracker and caramel, with a leafy hop element

Taste: Bready caramel and graham cracker, up front, with a leafy hop character developing by mid-palate; rather bitter and oaky in the taste after the swallow, but the malty sweetness persists and lingers in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Big flavor and a bit different from the typical IPA, let alone an EIPA; ultimately a bit too sweet but still well worth seeking out

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2010 22:45:20 | More by brentk56
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Blackheart is anything but black. It's rather an appealing Double IPA brewed in the English style. Though not typical for the style at all.

The beer pours with a bright and glowing copper/orange color and shows lively carbonation through the glass. An airy and froathy white heabd form above the snifter and retains well. The foam laces very well in its retraction and with each sip.

Fruity, spicy, and citrusy aromas leap out first, followed by malts of sweet breads and caramels. Any oak or toast character is very light and most likely missed if the lable didn't say so. The aromas display a certain sturdiness yet brightness.

Crisp and characterful malts give a lot of graham cracker, biscuity, and sweet bread flavor without the sugary taste that usually accompanies such beers. Sharp and aggressive hop flavors of pine resins, spices, fresh-cut grasses, and citrus gradually grow in intensity and eventually dominate the beer as the malts retract into the finish. Fruity esters weave in and out of the hoppy citrus note and give a bridge from the malts to hops. Alcohol flavor is light and take on a fruity acetone note.

Sweeter and more full up front but the malts quickly transition to a well attenuated dry maltiness. The growing dryness is aided by the hop dryness and that of the 9% alcohol. Crisp and clean in the finish- rare for English Ales.

This is a great English IPA but the hop character takes on an unexpected citrus note (from Columbus hops?), creating an interesting interplay with the very English-like esters. Still, the toasted oak contributes little.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2010 14:40:26 | More by BEERchitect
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark gold/bronze with a nice white head and some lacing as it goes down. The hops and the oak completely dominate the nose, in a good way. The taste is a little bit of a disappointment after the nose, with the hops and the oak not blending quite enough--in fact, even though this is an IPA, I'm almost tempted to commit the cardinal sin and age this one for a while to see what develops. The mouthfeel is thick for the style but well within range. Drinkability is somewhat hampered by what I feel might be a little too much oak for what it is right now.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2009 23:06:06 | More by Thorpe429
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a damn near opaque copper body with a small, wispy white head.

Smell: Relatively light, biscuit malts in the aroma with notes of fresh oak, plenty of spicy hops, and a cup of peach and apricot puree.

Taste: Overall, a dry, biscuity malt profile with just a brief bit of sugar sweetness. Tastes of apricot and peach. Some floral and oak hints. Spicy hops with a medium-high bitterness. Splash of sweetened fruit juices on the otherwise bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: A hair above medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Certainly different from all other English IPA's I've encountered, but it's good, and isn't that what counts, really?

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2008 22:24:11 | More by ChainGangGuy
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tumbler.

Thanks to taiyed for sharing this bottle!

Another brewday beer, 'cause it's just not a brewday without sampling others' final products. This one pours a clear golden amber topped by a finger of light cream foam. The nose comprises a heap o' pine, mint, grapefruit rind, and a very light hint of caramel hiding in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, but the pine is nicely muted a bit, and some dark toffee moves in to balance things out much better than the caramel in the nose ever could. The body is a light-ish medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a fairly creamy feel. Overall, a great EIPA. If the pine in the nose weren't so sharp, I'd bet this would be downright outstanding. Still pretty enjoyable, regardless, though.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 21:20:04 | More by TMoney2591
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Blackheart English IPA

Hazed, bronze/amber hue, nice white foam cap, leaving lace.
Lovely hoppy nose: apples and peach, cherries and herbs, grassy.

Crisp and spicy on the palate, nice blast of hops up front, fading, but never quitting. Plentiful fruit and spice, zesty, zippy, but never too much so.
Medium bodied. Warm, wet, and tasty as heck.

American IPAs long ago surpassed English IPAs in my list of favorite styles. A beer like Blackheart reminds me of why I liked them in the first place.

much thanks to BuckeyeNation!

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2008 04:24:04 | More by feloniousmonk
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MasterSki

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle from the new batch at Binny's LV. Served in my Surly pint glass.

A - One finger of late-rising off-white foam that settles to a nice cap and lingers for a while, with some sticky lacing coating the sides of the glass. Slightly hazed apricot color with lots of suspended solids and the occasional bubble lazily floating upwards. I would have liked a little more head volume, but otherwise pretty attractive.

S - Lots of candied citrus hoppiness with plenty of orange and tropical hints. Well balanced with caramel and bready malts, as well as some mild nuttiness. There's also a moderate amount of oakiness that seems to come out more as the brew warms. The elements seem pretty harmonious, although I can see it getting out of balance as it ages (a significant problem, seeing as there are still bottles from last year out there). Still, a fresh bottle smells terrific.

T - The flavor has a lot more of the oak and vanilla flavors imparted from the wood chips. These flavors seem to slap around both the citrus hoppiness and the honey and caramel malts a little bit. The aftertaste is very woody and only features a hint of hop bitterness. Apparently the '09 batch is far more oaky than usual, but I have no baseline of comparison not having had the '08 version - my biggest point of comparison is OA Arrogant Bastard, and this is significantly oakier. Somewhat unbalanced, and unlikely to improve as the hops fade over time.

M - Carbonation is moderate, only a slight carbonation tingle which actually complements the oak flavors. Medium viscosity and nice residual stickiness. It's not the smoothest brew, which is a little disappointing for an "English" IPA (I have visions of cask beer).

D - The oak is very fatiguing. I'm looking at the half-full bomber and wondering what I've gotten myself into. It's delicious enough to finish, but the high ABV and oakiness make this something to avoid for sessions.

I think Three Floyds needs to moderate the oak presence in this as well as their barrel-aged beers. If anything, they become less complex, harsher, and less drinkable (see OA Dark Lord and OA Behemoth). So much of the depth of flavor is just obliterated. I know the Floyds are all about extremes, but perhaps tasteful restraint is becoming the new counter-culture.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2009 00:27:28 | More by MasterSki
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Acquired via trade from BuckeyeNation, so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is full of fruity citrus, pale hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste is very nicely balanced with sweet flavors of caramel and citrus to start. A complimentary pale hops bitterness quickly follows. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, very nice representation of style while taking that style to the next level which isn't often done with an EIPA and even less often done well. This is a very good beer to drink for a whole evening.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2008 03:36:48 | More by TheManiacalOne
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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After trying this several times in the past year, i'm finally getting around to reviewing it. This made it's debut at the brewpub, then Night of the Living Ales on cask, and later on in bottles. The cask version was my favorite, and one of the fest highlights. When the bottles first came out, I thought the oak was too astringent and needed time to mellow. This bottle is likely 6+ months old.

Murky orange with some light breaking through the haze. Creamy surface of offwhite foam, a small bit of lacing at the edges of the tulip glass. Buttery caramel aroma, some sweetness and hidden oak also in the nose. Sweet caramel, orange peel, and dried apricot flavors, light oak in the dry bitter aftertaste. Savory feel, showing age slightly, but definitely integrated with the oak.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2008 04:38:36 | More by emerge077
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got this from infextation

Pours an effervescent amber/honey with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Through the roof head retention & lacing

S: Floral & herbal hops & a touch of marmalade

T: Biscuitty malt, caramel, herbal & leafy hops up front. Leafy hops surface as this warms along with toffee, then grapefruit & lemons intertwining with the toffee & a bit of apricot & tangerine. Finishes semi-dry, fruitty with leafy & floral hops, plus a big smack of citrus

MF: Medium bodied/chewy with low carbonation & superb balance, plus just a whisper of booze

Drinks too easy would never believe this was 9.0% ABV, plus nails the style to the 98th percentile as far as my mind's eye was getting shipped to British troops, back in the day. Great effort from FFF!

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 05:05:49 | More by russpowell
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle picked up my Mike at Three Floyds, Thanks Mike! #1 English IPA currently. Sweet.

Beer poured from a 22 ounce bottle with a freshness date into a Russian River wine glass. Beer is amber and really hazy. Forms a thin off white head of small / tiny bubbles that coats the top of the glass in a monolayer of froth. Carbonation is moderate to high. Looks OK.

This is by far the best smelling English IPA I've ever had. It's mildly sweet but really in your face with the pine and earthy hop aromas. Very excellent.

Maltier than the aroma led me to believe but still good. Beer is medium in body and leads off with some malt sweetness. It's good but a little unexpected. It kind of tastes like a big DIPA from the east. Beer only has a moderate bitterness to it, drinkability suffers due to the weight of the whole thing. I like it but I think I've had better English IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 01:48:02 | More by drabmuh
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is caramel malt with some flowers and perfume notes. The flavor is very heavy on the caramel malt, but I also get some orange citrus, grass and flowery hops. The bitterness is about medium. A very good aroma and flavor combination. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Another good beer from Three Floyds.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2010 05:00:43 | More by Mora2000
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to dvelcich for this with a slew of 3F beers, easily one of my fav breweries so a big thanks to him.

Pours a fizzy 1 finger head that fades slowly with a bit of lacing over clear honey orange nectar peach colored beer.

Nose has hops, some light earthy and touch herbal, chewy hops, light floral citrus, some candy hops, light sweet caramel malts.

Taste comes with some rustic hops to start, light earthy and herbal, candy hops, light hop oil and almost hop extract but not super bitter, then some light sweet malts, caramel, touch of toffee, toasty malts, hint bready and biscuit, candy flavor. Finishes a bit more bitter which seems to build as it goes, drier, light sticky feel, lots of chewy candy hops finish with a light spicy earthy hop, and a touch of warming booze comes out of the sweetness.

Mouth is med to slightly heavier bodied, dec carb, light warming booze.

Overall not bad, nice hops but not quite english, lots of nice malts and sweet sugars to balance the various hops, sweetness, and light booze, tasty and drinkable though.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 01:50:58 | More by jlindros
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A solid pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a three finger thick, light tan colored head. The beer is a clear, honey-amber color that shows a lightly hazed, amber-copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells quite crystal malt influenced (caramel, and some toasted pale malt notes) and there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of hop character left here. My second pour of this beer has me noticing a touch of herbal hop aromatics though.

This beer is full bodied, with an almost sticky heft to it. There is a definite bitter hop presence here that doesn't quite cut through the malt. Herbal hop flavors (notes of lemon balm, pine and a touch of hemp) linger throughout the flavor profile intertwined with the bitterness. The finish has a nice malt character to it that makes me think of toasted pale malt and a cracker / biscuit like note. The malt character definitely contributes lots of caramelized notes, a certain bread-crust like character as well as a chewy note that is not quite toffee like. As the beer warms a touch of marmalade hop character becomes noticeable as does a touch of booze in he finish. There is a definite, sweet-citrus touch of hop character here.

From a fresh IPA perspective, this is not at its hoppy best, but this has aged pretty gracefully and is still perfectly inline with the Three Floyds interpretation of a Double IPA (big malt along with the hop focus).

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2009 17:09:13 | More by Gueuzedude
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a clear looking copper color. The head was a light cream color with a light lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer has a good balance of grainy sweet malts along with the dry hop aromas too. The taste of the beer has a good amount of English malt flavors with a sharp hoppy finish to it. The mouthfeel of the beer is pretty typical, drinkable, medium bodied with a dry finish. Overall this beer was really nice in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 03:33:21 | More by Knapp85
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Tattorso for this one!

Pours hazed orange with an off-white head that immediately disappears to a thin wisp of a patch, leaving very little lacing.

The smell is of tropical fruitiness - in an English hop way with heavy bready, caramel maltiness and some oak/vanilla. Raw.

The taste is of caramel, oak/vanilla with herbal/citric/floral bitterness.

It has a creamy, full body.

There is an alcohol presence, not unsurprising for abv level, yet very drinkable. Something of an English IPA on steroids with vanilla/oak notes. Interesting.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2009 04:10:08 | More by jwc215
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clouded deep honey golden orange hue, thick viscous head light off white color holds together very nicely. Great retention has it settles fine speckled patterns of lace cling to my Tripel Karmeliet glass. Aroma has citric and floral hop notes with a sweet lightly toasted malt base, and a touch of white oak notes with minimal oak on the nose. The barrel aging is so integrated in this beer, I usually hate oak aged DIPAs this is not the case here. Flavors from the oak give a nice earthy dry bitterness that lasts throughout each sip, earthy, grassy, citric hops blend so nicely with alcohol and sweet malts that bring out a honey toasted bread flavor that really keeps you wanting another sip. More toasted oak soft vanilla, juicy raisins, with warming alcohol in the finish. Medium to fuller bodied ale, brings out layers of flavor as it warms up a bit. Pretty clean hop oils flowing through not as sticky as some of these beers that have come out recently, I'm used to resinous hops. Overall damn good DIPA, English hops and malts collide with some oak aging that does the beer much justice, another great beer from Three Floyd's, no kidding?

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 19:18:44 | More by WVbeergeek
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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 6/2/10 notes. Had at a Three Floyds tasting at the Brickskeller in DC.

a - Pours an orange amber color, with little carbonation and a little bit of white head.

s - Smells of sweet malts, fruit hops, and floral hops.

t - Tastes of oak, floral and fruity hops, and sweet malts. Has a little bit of bitterness.

m - Medium body and low carbonation.

d - I thought this was a pretty good beer. Enjoyed the floral and fruity hops. Would like to try again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2010 01:38:57 | More by mdfb79
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kojevergas

Texas

3.11/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

English IPA. Bottle bought at Hop Leaf in Chicago and served into a pilsner glass. Reviewed from notes. Cost was $20.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of white colour. Decent thickness. Okay cream. Good retention. Body colour is a semitransparent pale yellow-copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Somewhat murky. Semitranslucent.

Sm: Clean floral hops, pale malts, and light soapy character. Bright fruit. Timid. A light to mild strength aroma. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T: Floral hops, pale malts, and soapy character. Imbalanced. Somewhat mediocre for the style. I like it generally, but there's not much complexity or subtlety here. A bit too sweet. Weird tropical fruit notes turn me off to it. Not a balanced IPA by any means. I expect more from Three Floyds. No yeast character comes through. Some alcohol. Some candi sugar. Soapiness really holds this one back; it spent too long in primary.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the style. Adequate carbonation. Decent presence on the palate. Suits the flavour profile alright.

Dr: Drinkable and pleasant, but unimpressive. Horribly priced - but then fuck me for buying it at a bar. I wouldn't bother with it again. ABV does come through a bit. I expected more given Three Floyds' reputation.

C+

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 20:59:25 | More by kojevergas
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Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ouncer purchased at the brewery. No freshness info/bottling date info on the bottle. Hazed medium honey amber. Long lasting off white head and oodles of lacing bits. Soft hoppy nose.Tasty EIPA of better then average quality. Tasty stuff, lacks the depth of flavors of the all stars of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 04:47:32 | More by Billolick
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer pours a hazy orange body with a sea of carbonation that supports a thick bubble beige head that last for much of the beer.

S- The big green herbal hops aroma as a soft woody note to it and an orange blossom hint that comes through as the beer warms.

T- The taste of fresh green hops has a slight sweetness that follows with a caramel malt flavor. The finish is a nice pungent hop flavor that is green with a faint mint quality to it. The bitterness lingers for a bit after each sip.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with an alcohol heat that comes through when the beer is pretty warm.

D- This big has nice big hops with some interesting qualities to them and a sweetness that really punch up the hops. This beer is so big it needed a glass of water to go with it. No it's not really thirst quenching but very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2008 17:47:02 | More by rhoadsrage
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Blackheart from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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