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Ore Bucket India Black Ale - Backcountry Brewery

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Ore Bucket India Black Ale
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BA SCORE
86
very good

10 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 5.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Backcountry Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ArrogantB on 05-08-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by hopfacebrew:
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1%

Re-post from my hacked "jmkratt" :(

look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a pint of this at lunch at Uptown Brothers for lunch. A brewery I have been wanting to try but hadn't had the opportunity.

A - The beer was served in a pint glass and arrived very deep dark brown, almost black, with a 1 finger off-white head with good retention and lacing throughout.

S - A nice blend of roasted barley and citrus, pine, and earthen hops. The nose was more balanced between roast and hop than the style seems to be heading, nice.

T/M - The beer was very similar in taste as found in the nose. It starts off with a pleasant blend of roast and hops found in the nose. Neither dominant but well blended, not a hop bomb, or killing it with malty sweetness or roast at all. The two compliment each other well. Medium bitterness. Finishes dry. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O - Good brew, glad to have sampled. Well balanced and flavorful. I would order it again, makes me want to head up to Frisco even more.

Serving type: on-tap

Reviewed on: 05-20-2011 19:59:12

01-18-2012 14:47:12 | More by hopfacebrew
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Ore Bucket India Black Ale from Backcountry Brewery
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