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Capt. - Ruhstaller

Not Rated.

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very good

78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mkotsayfan on 03-31-2012

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From 22oz bottle

Great dark color and light head.

Smell light but notable hops

taste more malt than hops, very smooth/rich, very little alcohol burn

feel is smooth, not syrupy

overall very enjoyable if expecting something dark; has characteristics of dark beer with some IPA flavoring. If expecting something very hoppy in the vein of many west coast IPAs then will be underwhelmed.

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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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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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Capt. from Ruhstaller
86 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.