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Blackheart - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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1,209 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,209
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 158
Gots: 112 | 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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3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass. No dating info but it was a May release and my friend bought at the brewery so it's good. It was a slightly hazy orange amber color with good carb streams. It had about a finger of head that slowly settled to a good collar and covering film. Good lacing with some sticking.

The aroma was the expected English aromatic hops but also a lot more sweet, caramel malt than I expected. No alcohol present. The taste again had a good English hop bite but had too much of the sweet malt for my taste. Needed some more hop to malt balance. Definitely drinkable but just didn't enjoy it as much as I'd hoped. Medium mouthfeel with carbonation and a very sweet aftertaste.

Overall, a good but not great beer for me. Just too sweet as it overshadows the hops. Not avail here - got from Hoss, many thanks! Rotation: glad I tried it but one was enough.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear orange body, with a thick white head. Light retention but solid lacing. Citrus is front and center in the nose with a sweet, bready malt. Light grassiness and some English yeast. Lots of tropical fruits in terms of flavour, some English bready malt character. Drying and quite bitter as the hops fade away. Medium full feel, great, juicy hopping with a medium low carbonation. Although some EIPA character comes through, this is substantially "American" in almost every aspect. Really good stuff.

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4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden, clear orangish hue. Half inch head on the pour that fades quickly. Terrific lacing on this brew.

S: Biscuity malts with a lot of caramel sweetness. Then, there are hops. A great smelling brew. After it warms those hops sink into the background and the grain/malt powers up.

T: Sweet malt bomb on the front followed by a noticeable amount of hop bitterness. Warming alcohol notes as you continue. The toasted oak is there but it's light. Just a great example of this style.

M: Thick for me but drinkable. It lingers on the palate with strong flavors and warm biscuit notes.

O: Enjoyable 3 Floyd's take on a classic. I thought the hops would be the big feature but I was surprised by the maltiness. This is a great beer to cap off a hard week. The warming effect is pleasant and helps make each sip of the brew more enjoyable.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pour was a golden orange, fairly clear, light thick white head.

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very malt friendly, candied and sweet through out. light complexity of floral and bittering hops.

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Blackheart from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
91 out of 100 based on 1,209 ratings.