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Blackfin Black IPA - The Fin City Brewing Company

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Blackfin Black IPA
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BA SCORE
86
very good

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Fin City Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BillRoth on 12-15-2013)
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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
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Rast

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-09-2014 20:45:05 | More by Rast
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moonrover333

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4.48/5  rDev +14.9%

S: Bottle
A: Nice black that has a very very deep ruby color if you shine a light thru.
S: strong citrusy hop smell slightly danky. Mild roastiness
T: Nice roasted maltiness, moderate bitterness, nice citrusy finish
M: good medium-full body
O: Very very good beer made by some awesome people. Its like a hoppy porter. Probably the best version of this style. Not just an ipa thats black, this has a good maltiness to back up those hops

01-22-2014 00:16:35 | More by moonrover333
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Maryland

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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.46/5  rDev -11.3%

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours an almost pitch black color. The head is a finger high, with a khaki shade. Retention is quite good, and the frothy texture leaves behind a solid ring of lacing on the glass. (3.75)

Smell: Somewhat muted. Citrusy yet acidic hops mesh with notes of coffee and chocolate. Some piny qualities come through, and the roasted malts are also prevalent (in a good way). This is definitely closer to a robust/hoppy porter than a proper black IPA, but it works nicely. Just ramp up the aromatic intensity some! (3.25)

Taste: Hoppiness comes through almost immediately - it's definitely taking on a citrusy tone, with more subtle kisses of pine also coming through. Dark malts are fairly subdued, only popping up slightly near the back end. It's weird...the hops are the dominant player...and yet it still stays in balance (it never gets overly acidic or harsh). Wait, that's not weird, that's good! On the other hand, the flavors could use more definition. (3.5)

Mouthfeel: This is quite dry in feel, but it's also decently substantial. Once the focus is placed off of the strong carbonation, it's almost creamy. Almost. Only problem is, it isn't very drinkable. Still, it's pleasant to savor. (3.5)

Overall: Black IPAs are a hard style to nail - most of the time, you end up with a glorified hoppy porter (that's not always a bad thing, of course...) This actually resembles a 'true' black IPA quite well. It's not perfect, but it is enjoyable. So far, the best beer I've had from Fin City yet. (3.5)

3.46/5: Didn't make me forget about Wookey Jack, but still quite likable

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Blackfin Black IPA from The Fin City Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.