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Blackheart - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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90
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1,177 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,177
Reviews: 350
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 150
Gots: 112 | FT: 6
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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Ratings: 1,177 | Reviews: 350 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

maximus_rebel, Sep 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

ZS881107, Sep 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

fatboy91, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of SleepyDrunk
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance- rusty orange, off-white head.

Aroma- Very earthy - malt comes out first followed by the hop characteristics one would expect from an English style beer. Toasted oak certainly comes out.

Flavor- What one would expect from an English style IPA with a little extra kick. The hop flavor is much more 'reserved' compared to many of Three Floyd's other beers, but still very hoppy given the style of beer. Oaky and earthy.

Mouthfeel- An initial bite up front that mellows out towards the end. I've never had a bad mouthfeel experience with a Three Floyds brew.

Overall- This is a solid beer, but I am a bit biased because I much prefer American style IPA's to English style. Well done for the type of beer it is, but nothing really excites me about it.

PS. Bonus points for a cool bottle design.

SleepyDrunk, Sep 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

ms333, Sep 21, 2013
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mcc1654, Sep 19, 2013
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wolf_switzer, Sep 19, 2013
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anteater, Sep 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

santa216, Sep 17, 2013
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cnbrown313, Sep 13, 2013
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CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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jaydoc, Sep 10, 2013
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SammyJaxxxx, Sep 04, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into nonic pint glass; translucent orange-yellow with a moderate tight fluffy white head that fades very slowly, leaving fine delicate lacing when it does.
Smell is earthy herbal hops, some spicy rye-like notes, clean malt.
Taste is big, but fairly one-dimensional; big wallop of crisp pale malt with some rye kick behind it, moving into hellishly bitter herbal hops with a hint of pine. Hints of oak and citrus, subdued beneath it all. Hops seem to differ from sip to sip; first they're barely present, and then suddenly they have me looking incredulously at that 78 IBU listed in the notes. Alcohol is a noticeable heat sometimes, other times it's invisible.
Mouthfeel is clean, dry and perfectly carbonated.
Overall, this is quite bitter for an English IPA in my opinion. Not that that's a bad thing...

BurgeoningBrewhead, Sep 03, 2013
Blackheart from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 1,177 ratings.