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Slumbrew Naked Hopularity - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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Slumbrew Naked Hopularity
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88
very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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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clayrock81

Virginia

4.07/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured a dark brown, almost black body with minor head and lace down glass.
Aroma is a mix of dirty, citric hops and roasted malts.
A mix of creamy, sweet malts (chocolaty) and roasted malts (more bread than coffee) are well-balanced and play with citric hops (not quite into grapefruit mode) for a sweetly hopped beer.
One of the few black IPAs that I have had that manage to let both the hops and malts shine without one being overpowered, and probably the first black IPA that was really able to retain a sweet edge to it.

08-24-2014 19:38:22 | More by clayrock81
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1%

08-11-2014 01:13:40 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Hendry

Vermont

4/5  rDev +1%

08-03-2014 03:58:38 | More by Hendry
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-25-2014 05:15:15 | More by AndrewMichael
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

07-22-2014 01:40:27 | More by SuperHop18
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bubseymour

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

10-28-2013 01:17:28 | More by DelicateDelirium
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wburch1967

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

10-10-2013 15:44:01 | More by wburch1967
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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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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

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.

07-20-2013 17:25:58 | More by Gavage
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ronin926

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

07-02-2013 18:28:45 | More by RandyKemka
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-29-2013 23:47:43 | More by st9647v3
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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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AnitaBier

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-31-2013 14:15:00 | More by AnitaBier
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +7.1%

Naked Hopularity pours black into the glass with a small, creamy tan head on top. The foam leaves behind lines and spots of lace as it fades away.

The aroma is nutty and malty with notes of chocolate and coffee mixed in. Roasted malt and a touch of pine are also present.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is soft on the palate, slightly watery with moderate carbonation. The flavor has a fair amount of chocolate, roast malt and coffee, plus a nice balance of piney hops at the end. Once gone the chocolate and pine lingers on the palate.

A very tasty beer that hides it's 8% abv very well. The flavors really come out as it warms.

05-27-2013 23:13:27 | More by WanderingFool
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev +3.3%

Bomber from Pennington Circle Super Saver.

Perfectly blak body, no highlights. Four fingers of medium tan foam. Great stretchy lace.

Aroma is deep roasted coffee, with a whiff of chocolate.

Taste opens with a river of chocolate, and eventually yields some deep roasted coffee. Bitter bite at the swallow cuts through the chocolate. Pleasing hop tingle in the finish.

Smooth, slick, maybe even oily. Terrific mouthfeel.

To me, not a Black IPA, the hop bite is not that big, but a damn good stout. Ignore the label and enjoy the glass.

05-26-2013 04:22:26 | More by RonfromJersey
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efm


4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-19-2013 21:30:15 | More by efm
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Slumbrew Naked Hopularity from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
88 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.