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Blackheart - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,106
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 148
Gots: 103 | 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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bmoney

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-18-2012 02:35:09 | More by bmoney
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RickS95

Indiana

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

I'm not always fond of the IPAs from across the pond, but so far I like what I see. Nectarine in color with a thick, foamy white head. Moderate retention, the head falls leaving a bit of lace and a bright white ring around the edge of the glass.

It has an earthy smell. A bit of pine and a skosh of citrus. Enough malt and yeast to make an impression.

Really tasty. Very hoppy, but plenty of malt to balance and give all the flavors and equal chance to shine. The hops really make for a nice finish.

Great balance. Medium bodied that starts sweet and ends somewhat sticky and bitter. The citrus really comes through in the swallow to keep the bitter in check.

Overall, it's an easy drinker. Not any one things asserts itself, everything works well with everything else making it a pretty smooth beer for and IPA so high in ABV and so highly hopped.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 01:48:30 | More by RickS95
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karatebartender

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

07-15-2012 04:19:08 | More by karatebartender
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

07-15-2012 03:03:22 | More by jsurfs82
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brotherloco

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-15-2012 01:14:32 | More by brotherloco
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BeerOps

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

07-14-2012 23:15:39 | More by BeerOps
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bkonk10

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1%

07-14-2012 13:50:51 | More by bkonk10
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Golden tan/yellow, nice 1/2 fomay head and plenty of sticky lacing.

Smell - Hops, malts, lots of orange, grapefruit, some carmal, added yeasty sugars, A littly bready, and some lemon.

Taste - Big bold malts and hops up front. Loads of orange and lemon mixed in with the carmal malts and english yeasts. Alcohol is present and adds a little warmth to each drink. Spices and some hop bitterness come in at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Lots of flavor, tounge gets hit with the hops and malts, were palate gets hops, and spices with remaining malts and yeasts. The afertaste is dry, bitter and a little warm.

Overall - Tasty and plenty of flavor. A killer job on a english ipa. The malts work well to create a balanced and flavorful beer. The alcohol is also nice as it mixes with the spices to create a intense flavor at the finish. Another great beer from 3 floyds, a must try.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 01:44:04 | More by wvsabbath
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stogirelli

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

07-12-2012 17:30:36 | More by stogirelli
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dumptruck81

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-11-2012 18:44:25 | More by dumptruck81
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle courtesy of CruisaC. Served in my SA Perfect Pint at 49 degrees. Pours a dull orange hue with a frothy, half inch bright white head. Clarity is nearly translucent; however, there is also a slight haze. Head eventually settles into a solid 1/8th inch cap - thin, textured strands of lacing are revealed during the tasting and exhibit excellent adhesion. Nose expresses light, toasted malts, citrus and a trace of breadiness at the back. Taste is really interesting, toasted oak and caramel hit the tongue at first, followed by citrus, ethanol and an earthy/piny hops bitterness that lingers between quaffs. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a slightly prickly carbonation and some acidity. Overall, I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this beer as I tend to not really go for English IPAs. The flavor profile is really quite multi-faceted and interesting. I'd like to see this beer with a little age on it as well to see how it develops.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 00:39:42 | More by Jwale73
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-10-2012 03:04:56 | More by atone315
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gpawned

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

07-09-2012 21:40:28 | More by gpawned
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Alok


5/5  rDev +23.8%

07-07-2012 05:06:33 | More by Alok
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Downtpwn

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

07-05-2012 17:23:01 | More by Downtpwn
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quilty

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.8%

07-05-2012 01:14:13 | More by quilty
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djtomain

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

07-05-2012 00:57:14 | More by djtomain
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mds1101

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-03-2012 14:24:18 | More by mds1101
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

07-03-2012 02:06:19 | More by Zaphog
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vic21234

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter, no bottled on date stamped on bottle.

A- Pours a cloudy amber color with a half fingers worth of white head. The head dissipates to some nice lacing along the sides of the glass.

S- All hops, citrus and floral aromas are notes in this one.

T- Very hoppy initially. Unlike the smell, I get more of the piney resin than anything in the taste as far as hops go. Ends with sweet caramel malts.

M- Medium bodied, sweet, bitter, drinks easy for a 8.5%ABV. Tastes more hoppy/bitter than the 78IBUs would make you think.

I've never really been unhappy with any FFF beer. This one is great, the sweetness reminds me very much of a DFH IPA, which isn't a bad thing. A nice beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 01:03:42 | More by vic21234
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AJDePaul

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-02-2012 19:19:35 | More by AJDePaul
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rmehughes

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-01-2012 23:07:38 | More by rmehughes
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

07-01-2012 06:17:53 | More by smartassboiler
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larbush

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-30-2012 19:01:27 | More by larbush
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brbrocc

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-30-2012 18:27:19 | More by brbrocc
Blackheart from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 1,106 ratings.