Just A Minor Threat - Black Bottle Brewery

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Just A Minor Threat
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BA SCORE
82
good

15 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Bottle Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  12.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beaver13 on 12-27-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by deereless:
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Beaver13
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From a growler, pours slightly hazy copper orange with a medium off white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is piney hops and some citric fruits.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with a nice big piney grapefruity hop finish. The alcohol is fairly well hidden. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a very nice DIPA. Good bitterness and I believe it's all Centennial which is right up my alley in terms of flavors.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.68/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of kojevergas
2.6/5  rDev -27.6%

1 pint 9 fl oz brown glass bottle with generally appealing label and unbranded black pry-off pressure cap purchased at Black Bottle a few days ago and served at fridge temp into a Rock Bottom weissbier glass in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery. The label identifies the beer as an imperial IPA so I'm reviewing as such. 11.60% ABV.

Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Billowing and fluffy. Has a nicely creamy thick consistency. Smooth and even. Good soft complexion. 8 fingers wide.

Retention is excellent - about 12+ minutes. No lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

BODY: Clear translucent copper of average vibrance. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Overall, it appears well-carbonated. Far from unique or special. It looks like many other imperial IPAs out there.

AROMA: Too heavy on the caramalt; it seems way too sweet. Floral hops and grapefruit pith comprise the entirety of the hop profile. Some pale malts add a bit more complexity, but overall this is seeming like a malt-dominant imperial IPA - never a good thing.

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable. It's a pleasant aroma of average strength.

TASTE: Caramalt, candi sugar, floral hop notes, graham cracker, and overly-dominant malty sweetness. The malt dominance destroys the beer, ruining the balance and taking the focus off of what should be the stars of the show - the hops.

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes come through.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, thick, and overly heavy and weighty on the palate. Lightly sticky. A biteen syrupy.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

OVERALL: It's a poorly executed imperial IPA; the malt dominance just ruins the balance. I'll finish the bottle with effort, but I wouldn't recommend it to friends or trade partners. A big miss from Black Bottle. Doesn't even hide its ABV particularly well.

C-

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3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery and served in a large wine glass. Amber orange color, almost no head. Smells kind if malty actually. Flavor is extremely bitter but also sweet. Not something I would buy but the alcohol was pretty well hidden for 11.6% percent.

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Just A Minor Threat from Black Bottle Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.