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Capt. | Ruhstaller

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86
very good
26 Reviews
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
90
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
23.71%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ruhstaller
California, United States | website

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mkotsayfan on 03-31-2012

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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 90
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3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass. Pours a black/red color with a decent amount of off white head (not a particularly foamy head, nor are the bubbles "tight"). The aroma has a lot of citrus, along with a very light amount of caramel. The taste is very unique for a black IPA, the citrus hops are there but there is a light roasted malt quality lingering as you near the finish, just before the bitterness - even though their website claims there isn't any roasted or chocolate flavors in the beer. The mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with good carbonation, and the right amount of smoothness and pricklyness for an IPA.

This is an interesting take on a black IPA, but it works well. It caught me off guard as I initially expected more malts and chocolate, but it is very drinkable and smooth for those who like IPAs but only want a *touch* of maltiness/darkness in their Black IPAs.

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Capt. from Ruhstaller
86 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.