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Buddy - Claremont Craft Ales

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14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.98%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Claremont Craft Ales visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-23-2012)
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Photo of JamesBristow
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Hard to find Black IPA's. Makes a good balance between the acidity of the malt and hops. Overall a bitter beer that you can really taste the dark malts.

JamesBristow, Saturday at 12:40 AM
Photo of BingCrosby7
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A looks like a porter--very black with a light tan head an almost no lacing 3.75
S hop and smoke--not much else. 3.5
T it has a lot of smoke and rye and malt on the front end--spicy with almost no sweetness. Hoppy in the backend. Nice evolution of flavor on the palate. 4.25
M pleasant--not too carbonated. 4
O a very solid black rye IPA--it does justice to the style 4

BingCrosby7, May 11, 2014
Photo of SoCalSuds
3/5  rDev -17.4%

SoCalSuds, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Gobzilla, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of hickmancase
4/5  rDev +10.2%

hickmancase, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Furlinator
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Furlinator, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Unchi
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Unchi, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.65/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Claremont Craft Ales in Claremont, CA.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass the drink down. Smell is of malt, rye bread, chalk, and rubber tire aromas. Taste is much the same with spicy rye and burnt rubber flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that has a distinct rubber tire aroma and flavor that is not pleasant whatsoever.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of Skeeze
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Skeeze, May 03, 2013
Photo of Popp24
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Popp24, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

t0rin0, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of CelticAleMan
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

CelticAleMan, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of CEDAMA
4.7/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

SMELL. piney hops and nice balance malts.
TASTE.hoppy piney kinda reminds me of wookey jack roast malts balance beer nice carbonation small white head for appearance a little alc lacing on glass.
VERDICT.very good for a local brewery very smooth and dangersliy drinkable at 9%

CEDAMA, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Claremont Craft Ales

Dark brown in color with a khaki colored head. I get a bit of a body odor aroma up front followed by pine, grapefruit peel, rye, and molasses. There’s some roasted malt, a mild toffee sweetness, and a hint of coffee. The flavor is similar to the aroma, though lacking the body odor quality. Some pine bitterness, a moderate grapefruit, and roasted malt. A decent amount of rye, some sweet toffee, and a hint of molasses. Subtle chocolate and coffee flavors in the background as well.

womencantsail, Aug 23, 2012
Buddy from Claremont Craft Ales
83 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.