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Black Eye PA - Evil Genius Beer Company

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Black Eye PABlack Eye PA

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BA SCORE
78
okay

33 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Evil Genius Beer Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 11-01-2012)
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Ego

New Jersey

2.85/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

part of their IPA mix 6

eyes...
on a careful pour the head is out of control, we are talking imelda marcos in a prada superstore, ok.. well, maybe not THAT crazy but man this is about 4 fingers o' fluff, big craggy head (sort of off white head foam, all craggy like an asteroid field), black in color (shocking... I know)m some carbonation seen in the dark making it's way to the uber head. lacing is nearly ridiculous... hard to grade, the over carbonation bothers me some

nose...
some kind of almost chlorine smell ? under that is some mild roasted coffee... not much else, kind of a bummer.

taste etc...
way too much carbonation, in fact that takes up most of the conversation here, when that massive wave of foam passes there is a nice roasted under tone, this is like drinking some strange cola with a coffee-ish after taste

verdict ?
this misses the mark, there are so many other black IPAs/ales out there that are far better than this, no genius here...

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 04:19:49 | More by Ego
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

02-27-2014 23:19:18 | More by crowsnest
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dreichus

Pennsylvania

2.55/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Not a fan of black ipas to begin with but gave this a shot. Didnt have the carbination problem as other did. My biggest complaint is aftertaste. My experience left a tang in my mouth, almost like buttermilk. Your experience may vary. Fortunately this was given to me to try and i wasnt out the money

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 23:26:27 | More by dreichus
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

10-09-2013 02:43:04 | More by kmos27
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Such a deep brown color almost black except for the base has some amber tones. Head is massive way too much carbonation. With a pour I got well over 2 inches of mocha tinted head.
S - Smell is light coffee, very mild hops if any, and some chocolate notes.
T - Not bad it seems muted from the carbonation but a mild hop bite, some roasty notes and a bit of chocolate.
M - Light to medium, this is 7%? Wow with the massive carbonation in drinks much lighter!

Overall not a bad beer these guys seem strictly home brew and it shows in there beer. Really could use less carbonation...

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 06:26:36 | More by DrDemento456
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.71/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very respectable black IPA from this new brewery, that I'm clearly enjoying more than most others in this forum thus far. New batch or just personal preference?

Pours a clear near-black, with a decent off-white head that has good retention. Pleasant aroma of bittering hops with a roasted dark and chocolate malt spectrum in the background. The taste is a nice mix of roasted malts and hops, with some pine and citrus elements behind the roasted tones. Hints of dark chocolate and a nice bitterness in the finish.

Was sad not to be able to pick up a six pack of this beer, as it is one I would have liked to take back home...

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 21:09:46 | More by hopsolutely
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thartman

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3%

08-01-2013 21:31:42 | More by thartman
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -3%

07-02-2013 00:42:40 | More by johnnnniee
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jburchett

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-22-2013 04:23:29 | More by jburchett
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Mweiss199

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -10.4%

06-17-2013 21:37:23 | More by Mweiss199
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JakeEsterly

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +19.4%

06-15-2013 18:55:42 | More by JakeEsterly
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chucksim

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

06-07-2013 14:23:18 | More by chucksim
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3%

06-01-2013 22:49:13 | More by IPAchris
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3%

05-22-2013 18:13:36 | More by erialbill
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

05-22-2013 01:27:14 | More by atone315
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to an oversized wine glass. No visible dating, possible using some kind of code that is at the bottom of the bottle beneath the label.
Formed a nice fluffy tan-mocha colored head with a black body, reddish brown on the edges, almost appears to be a root beer.
Can't pick up on much of an aroma; no hops mainly roasted malts, a little chocolate.
Taste is pretty good. Nice roasted malts, bitter finish. Very little carbonation.
It's ok, it's the second one from the mixed six pack of the other 2 IPA's from Evil Genius (Evil Eye PA & Blind Eye), which I believe was already a few months old when I picked it up. Not really impressed with any of these so far. But it could be due to the age.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 21:27:55 | More by jhartley
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -3%

04-30-2013 18:12:44 | More by TonyTalon
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.46/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a nice black pour with a finger of head and great lacing. smells smoky, slight chocolate/grape scents. the flavor is a bit off.. bready, slightly acidic, slightly smoky/toasted. unique due to the old age. medium body, high carbonation.

seems like it would be way different fresh. last one of the variety pack.. gonna probably use the other 3 for cooking. this is probably the tastiest of the 3, not fresh that is.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 02:18:10 | More by facundoCNB
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

03-24-2013 23:08:14 | More by buzzy
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.64/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a black color with a big 3" fluffy head. Thick lacing paints the glass during the session.

Smell: chocolate and some grapefruit are easy to detect.

Taste: dark chocolate, grass, grapefruit, pine, and a decent hop bitterness create a well balanced black IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Some dryness also arrives late. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: this is a nice black IPA that hits the spot when looking for a beer in this style.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 22:46:24 | More by Gavage
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

2.86/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured into sam adams glass, color is dark brown, some amber edging; head is light tan about 1/4" thick, it dissipates but clings the glass.

Smell is grassy hops, some very light roasted malt scent.

Taste is surprisingly sharp, in the acidic/sour nature, there is some roast and malt sweetness but the sourness is strong. Hop flavors are similar to the nose grassy, light fruit.

Mouthfeel is substandard because of the soured nature of the beer, very strong on the tongue, some lighter hop bitterness lingering as well.

Overall, I think this brews intent is well but the soured flavors threw it off.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 01:50:35 | More by mvanaskie13
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -3%

01-22-2013 23:26:56 | More by THECPJ
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emceecue

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-15-2013 04:03:13 | More by emceecue
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leftbigtoe

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3%

01-06-2013 01:16:25 | More by leftbigtoe
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JohnGoodwin3

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

12-23-2012 02:20:05 | More by JohnGoodwin3
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Black Eye PA from Evil Genius Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.