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Common Sense Black IPA - Grateful Hands Brewing

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Common Sense Black IPACommon Sense Black IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 5.71%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grateful Hands Brewing visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 04-07-2013)
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Reviews by Digimaika2:
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

(4.0) A: Near pitch black with a very tall light mocha coloured head that is both puffy and creamy. Thick lacing as this slowly recedes after sitting atop for a long while.

(4.0) S: Very potent aroma. Lush citrus fruits, pine, vanilla, cola-soda, and underlying herbal elements. Aroma is more hop forward with minimal roasted malt detected. Regardless, still very good.

(3.75) T: Citrus pith, lemon zest, piney, subdued roasted malt (light coffee bean), and a rooty/herbal-cola taste. Citrus focused with nice accompanying flavours. Very dry with a steady bitterness that isn’t overpowering.

(3.5) M: Lighter bodied with a moderate carbonation. Creamy with ample slickness. Would prefer a more substantial mouthfeel in terms of body and texture.

(3.75) D: Quite a good black IPA that I would pick up again. A hop-forward variation of the style that is well done for what it is. Aroma is bold and enticing, and the taste isn’t too bad either.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 03:31:30 | More by Digimaika2
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Found at Beverage Warehouse for $6.99 a bottle. I haven't had anything from Grateful Hands yet so it was a treat to find this.

Pours a very dark brown with a black tint and two-finger brown head into my glass. Simcoe, Chinook and Summit hops are used.

Surprisingly sweet with a touch of cocoa. There's a sweet, earthy mix of pine resin and citrus from the hops. Subdued but the aromas are still there.

Mixed opinions here regarding the taste. It leans more on the sweet and malty side. The hops aren't as prominent as I had hoped.

Lingering sweet malt backbone resembles a porter more at this point. Not a bad thing but this is supposed to be a black IPA.

I think it needs more hops in the kettle. It's still quite drinkable but would probably be better if it was labeled as a porter.

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04-07-2013 23:13:33 | More by Brad007
Common Sense Black IPA from Grateful Hands Brewing
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