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Slumbrew Naked Hopularity - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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88
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hopheads go to great extremes in their lupulin quests. It’s a worthy endeavor, but fraught with falling across the event horizon in a hoppy stupor. With swirling flavors from both dark malts and the crisp body from pilsner grains, our limited release black IPA will take you to the center of a hop explosion and back, without all the crushing gravity.

(Beer added by: Dope on 03-19-2013)
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

04-12-2013 19:25:45 | More by ms11781
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stunna

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

06-09-2013 13:04:04 | More by stunna
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

04-15-2013 21:06:34 | More by kaelingirl
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-09-2013 23:37:12 | More by DonFrap
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

03-24-2013 01:48:51 | More by Satchboogie
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devilfluff

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

04-29-2014 17:51:24 | More by devilfluff
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avisong

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-02-2014 03:00:35 | More by avisong
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

10-03-2013 16:39:25 | More by Kmlund
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-18-2014 12:50:52 | More by JamieDuncan
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-26-2013 17:18:35 | More by Davepoolesque
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dubdrop

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-30-2013 00:22:32 | More by dubdrop
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paresis

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

10-08-2013 01:42:48 | More by paresis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-11-2013 02:12:32 | More by djrn2
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours very dark, nearing black. Slender tan cap of froth. Spotty lacing and mild light penetration.

S-There are some clear underlying notes of pine but all the roast and sweetness steals the show here. Dark chocolate and mocha.Also a strong whiff of booze.

T-The long notes of bittersweet chocolate and medium-roast coffee still shine brighter than the pine hops. The hops lend moderate bitterness but not a ton of expression flavor-wise.

M-Definitely full in body. Could confuse this for a Stout when not paying attention. A bit creamy.

O/D-One of those 'tweener' beers. Kinda dwells in between styles. It was pretty good but one glass didn't lead to two.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2013 00:39:31 | More by VelvetExtract
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, almost black coloring with a frothy, dense, light tan head that quickly settles into a surface coating. This is a glass of darkness. Aromas of roast and richly bittersweet chocolate, with a resiny, tropical fruit highlighted hops presence. Very aromatic and dynamic nose. Not hop heavy like some Black Ales go for. Flavors are roasty and bitter, with bitter baker's chocolate and a hint of coffee, with a dry hops profile highlighting. Mid-bodied and dry, with a rich bittersweet aftertaste. This is a tasty, layered brew. Bitter, slightly lingering finish that keeps you on the chain for another drink. Solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 21:43:37 | More by GarthDanielson
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RandyKemka

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

07-02-2013 18:28:45 | More by RandyKemka
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bubseymour

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

05-18-2014 14:38:11 | More by bubseymour
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

04-15-2013 02:30:23 | More by Bilco
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

04-15-2013 21:00:42 | More by DerekMorgan
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bleeps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

02-01-2014 00:35:00 | More by bleeps
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Gavage

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a black color with a 1/2" head that slowly falls. No lace develops.

Smell: pine and chocolate notes come through to the nose.

Taste: nice malty profile, as chocolate, prunes, grapefruit, and some pine tones create a nicely balanced beer. Alcohol is mildly noticeable and bitterness is moderate.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp to start, smoother and a bit dry at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste as the chocolate and pine last a while on the tongue.

Overall: a nicely flavorful beer that is easy to consume. Mildly refreshing for the style, defintely worthy of a try if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 17:25:58 | More by Gavage
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

10-28-2013 01:17:28 | More by DelicateDelirium
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into Kate snifter. Bottled 3-05-13 (20 days ago)

A- Pours very dark brown and sits black in the glass. There's a 1 finger head that stay around for a quite a while and has nice retention. No real lacing is left after the head goes away and has a somewhat lively body

S- More malty than hoppy. Big time roast and subtle smoke and caramel along with an earthy hop bite.

T- Follows the nose nicely. Tastes more like a hoppy porter compared to other Black IPAs which I never mind. The dark malts come out nicely with a solid roast from front to back. Bitterness comes out in the middle with some bitterness and citrus rind. Finish is roasty and bitter.

M- Medium to heavier feel with medium carbonation. Finish is pleasant and the body feels how I like a black IPA, to feel.

O- Nice balanced Black IPA. If your looking for a hop bomb this isnt it but if you want a nice and tasty, well rounded drink this is for you.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 23:30:47 | More by Gushue3
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ronin926

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

07-15-2013 02:11:35 | More by ronin926
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1%

04-16-2013 09:41:53 | More by Kelp
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Slumbrew Naked Hopularity from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
88 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.