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Firestorm Black IPA - Big Storm Brewing Company

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Firestorm Black IPA
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BA SCORE
78
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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 36.13%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Storm Brewing Company visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 10-20-2013)
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Reviews by macrosmatic:
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3.8/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at Mr. Dunderbak's. Served in a pint glass.

A: Essentially black and opaque, with a thin tan head and medium visible carbonation.

S: A fairly low amount of aroma, especially for style. A touch of roasted malts and some resinous hoppiness - but even that takes some work.

T: Roasted malts with accompanying bitterness, resinous and citrus rind hop bitterness. This doesn't have huge hop flavors, but there is a decent alpha-bitterness underneath the big malt bill. Moderate lingering bitterness in the hang.

M: Full-bodied for style, moderate carbonation sensation. The alcohol is noticeable but not overly hot.

O: A decent black IPA, easy to drink - but nothing to make it particularly special.

macrosmatic, Jun 17, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This black IPA is tamed down a little in the bitterness compared to this breweries regular IPA. This is a prime example of a black IPA. The one thing that really surprises me with this flavorful beer is how strong it is. I have never had a beer under 6% with is much of a kick. But it is not too much, this is so well balanced that the strong alcohol flavor is very enjoyable, I would say this is one of my top three picks for the style of beer that it is.

Llcruserll, Jul 03, 2014
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Firestorm Black IPA from Big Storm Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.