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Capt. - Ruhstaller

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BA SCORE
87
very good

73 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ruhstaller visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mkotsayfan on 03-31-2012)
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3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I wrote a pretty awful review of this beer due to a bad can I purchased. The owner found me out and sent me a new one (along with some other good stuff), so this is a re-review. Thanks, JE! You guys are awesome!

A: Pours a slightly thin, but solid-looking deep brown color. Dead black in the center with hazelnut edges and a nice and creamy 1 finger mocha colored head.

S: Earthy hops along with an almost buttery molasses and chocolate note. Slight hints of pine, citrus rind and toasted bread.

T: Definitely miles better than the first can. Light pine upfront with some smooth bready malt. Hints of toast, molasses, light cocoa and some roast before a slightly herbal hop finish. Wish the mouthfeel was a bit lighter, but this is a solid Black IPA.

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Photo of cvm4
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Has a dark brown body with a light tan head.

S - Piney and a bit of a citrus nose with a burnt sugar character. Hoppiness abound but there's a lingering "off" smell, i.e. - dirt/soil? Really weird.

T - Really just a burnt, off putting hop taste. Could be a bad batch, but I'm going off of the beer in the glass. None of the hops shine through and the maltiness is really dampened.

M - Medium bodied/carbonation. Finishes wet.

O - This is at the end of the black IPA spectrum, that being the not good portion. Really hate it doesn't live up to the hype, but will revisit when new batches are in.

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4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$10 a bottle, really hope it doesn't disappoint. Not seeing a bottle/freshness date. Anyway, bomber to snifter

Pours pitch black with a finger of foam. Good retention with low carbonation, as well as some nice legging. Lacing isn't the best, but doesn't change a solid look

Smells of floral hops, molasses, coffee, mild chocolate notes, roast malts, some licorice, and a touch of alcohol. Everything melds and comes together well, good balance, nothing over powering anything else in the aroma

Taste is close with the nose, hop front piney and floral hops, strong roasted malt, coffee and chocolate notes come through. Also like the nose, everything balances and comes together well, no part of the beer outshines the others

Mouth is thick and full bodied. Nice creamy and smooth finish, leaves the mouth sticky and wanting more. Not super bitter, but very drinkable

Overall not sure it's worth the price, but a solid black ipa. Worth a try for hop heads, definitely can't afford this one often, though

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Extra received in a great trade with jvillefan.. Thanks a bunch Michael!! Poured into my thin tulip; the brew looks like a light porter with clear walnut beer near the stem end of my glass... tannish head only rises about a half inch, but somehow produces nice sheets of lacing.

nose is odd.. piney/citrus hoppiness with some roasty elements but something that I associate with molasses (fermented out)... light across the board... I would expect more from the hop and roasty malts to push this into the bigger boy category.

Flavor mirrors the nose nearly perfectly.. I know this isn't an "Imperial Black IPA" at 7.3%, but the flavors seem watered down without any real maltiness or bigger hoppy flavors mid palate... a bit flaccid.

Body is lighter than expected too... carbonation is light and that really accentuates the light body.

More maltiness on the palate would help this brew deliver the roasty notes, hops, and make for a bigger body.. right now, it seems pretty watery given the prodigious expectations for a "new" style.

4.25/3.75/3.5/3.5/3.5

Thanks again Michael!!!

Capt. from Ruhstaller
87 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.