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Haywire Double Black American Ale - Indeed Brewing Company

Haywire Double Black American AleHaywire Double Black American Ale

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92
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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%


Brewed by:
Indeed Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bsp77 on 10-23-2012)
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Ratings: 75 | Reviews: 10 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by caskstrength:
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caskstrength

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

pours dark, carbonation there as it should be.

This smells exactly like a DIPA. Sweet gooey pine, citrus. Sweeter DIPA vibes, however, rather than palate scraping IPA vibes.

Tastes are hop forward. (understatement).
I think if I had this blind, there is little chance I would have picked up on the "black" aspect of the beer. The roast is beaten down and assaulted by the hops. Given that I like hops, that's a good thing.

Some chalkiness on the aftertaste. I thought it might be chewy resin (which I usually love), but unfortunately I think it's more chalk. Still not that bad, nice and full on the palate. Saturates the mouth with flavor

Overall, a really good beer. Indeed Brewing is blowing up.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2012 03:10:30 | More by caskstrength
More User Reviews:
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Mdog

Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black, enormous head.

Smell: Medium strength piney aroma.

Taste: Moderately sweet chocolate with a piney finish.

Overall: I'm not a big black ale fan but this was getting good reviews and I enjoyed Surly's Blakkr, so I figured I'd give Haywire a try. It is a solid beer with a good malty, chocolatey base and a noticeable piney hop finish. Still not my favorite style, but a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 20:47:05 | More by Mdog
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ToadiesForCody

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-08-2014 13:06:55 | More by ToadiesForCody
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awesome 750ml received from a great BA, split into Deschutes tulips.

A: Not quite pitch black; tawny/transparent brown on the edge of the glass. Head is frothy and retains well.

S: Lots of pine and roast, some coffee and cocoa and a dusting of citrus hops. Smells spicy and earthy as well. Definitely a lot of hop presence for a beer thats been in my fridge at least a couple months...

T: Lots of hop presence, pine and that earthy spice seem to stand out the most. Roasted malt backbone is significant though, lending flavors of burnt barley, smoke, espresso and unsweetened bakers chocolate. Dry, piney finish.

MF: Bitter, medium-full body with ample carbonation.

O: Really hoppy and unique Black IPA. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 14:59:41 | More by Scotchboy
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n8opot8o

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

03-30-2014 01:43:41 | More by n8opot8o
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-29-2014 18:23:54 | More by King_KongDCO93
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ralerwen

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-26-2014 18:56:43 | More by ralerwen
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Beerlover

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +19.9%

03-23-2014 04:18:58 | More by Beerlover
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billhelm

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-17-2014 22:45:52 | More by billhelm
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-02-2014 03:21:02 | More by DaftPatrick
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

02-13-2014 14:02:10 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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Mealhouse

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-03-2014 19:15:22 | More by Mealhouse
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architects

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

01-31-2014 05:59:03 | More by architects
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jlee185

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

01-17-2014 02:49:45 | More by jlee185
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-15-2014 02:56:25 | More by mattmarka1
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BuckettOfBeer

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

01-14-2014 20:07:58 | More by BuckettOfBeer
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-02-2014 01:44:17 | More by Bilco
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-28-2013 16:40:51 | More by TubbyDullard
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Jeff for this one. 750ml bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a rich, frothy 3.5 finger mocha colored head with excellent retention. Beer is pitch black. Lacing is thick and layered with awesome stick. Perfect.

Nose is citrus, roast, pine, cocoa and hop bitterness. A bit awkward but aromatic and deep.

Opens citrus, cocoa, roast and liquorice. Hop bitterness and smoke come in towards the middle with a sprinkle of chocolate and mocha sweetness. Resin-y hop bitterness, tea leaves, and more roast at the finish. Same aftertaste. Pretty nice.

Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Slick and slightly bubbly in the mouth and goes down smooth and warm. Messy finish with a lingering aftertaste. Very good.

I've never been a big fan of Black IPA's but this is actually pretty decent. The sweetness mixes well with the roast and hop notes. Worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 01:21:51 | More by SpeedwayJim
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Petcha

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-09-2013 23:33:13 | More by Petcha
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-05-2013 03:25:03 | More by XmnwildX12
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jsprain1

Minnesota

4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From notes:
A- Super black with a big, cocoa head. Retention is long lasting. Head has some big bubbles in it. Very, very dark.
S- Given how the guy at the liquor store who suggested this described it, I was expecting a more malt forward flavor. It is actually very hoppy on the nose, though this is not a criticism. Pine aroma, and maybe a hint of citrus fruit. Malt is there with a bit of dark caramel and smoke. Definitely hop forward.
T- Hops really prove to be the leading force. There is some smoke and coffee holding it together, but the piney hops really carry the day. I would have liked to have seen it be a bit more roasty, but I do like the hop profile here.
M- Full-bodied, moderately smooth, long finish.
O- A very good beer and worth trying. They definitely went hop aggressive here (as they should), but would have liked just a bit more balance to it. Good flavors and body though, and worth stopping at the taphouse for.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 14:43:59 | More by jsprain1
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AKuehn47

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-29-2013 17:17:36 | More by AKuehn47
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DaveAnderson

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-26-2013 22:44:22 | More by DaveAnderson
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-24-2013 05:27:52 | More by bigbeers84
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Haywire Double Black American Ale from Indeed Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.