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Black Hop IPA - Shebeen Brewing Company

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Black Hop IPABlack Hop IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

25 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 17.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shebeen Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Durge on 05-14-2013)
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One of my first growlers from this new Connecticut brewer this black IPA is not highly typical of the style, but it lays new ground effectively. The look is solidly black in color with a sturdy, creamy tan head which leaves healthy scattered lacing behind. The aroma is not shy and delivers a sweet molasses-malt and slightly minty pine hop. I get some mineral-mango nuances as well. Very enticing. The flavor kicks in with a slightly odd overtone of something blended in with lots of sweet malt which was not evident in the aroma, maybe a bit soapy. But thankfully this tones down with each sip and the brown bread and deep licorice-pine/peat-grain combinations emerge. The hops are notable but this is not a hop bomb. More of a malt & grain brew with decent hop character. It grows on me as the soapy quality becomes less and less noticeable. It has a great quality feel while still making for a perfectly drinkable beer as dark ales go. It's solidly medium bodied with modest but adequate carbonation. By the time I finish this beer I can't detect any of the odd quality I first noticed and it really has become more of a hop brew than initially thought. So it clearly grows on you and finishes with me wanting more....but the growler is empty. I will definitely revisit.

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Bought this can at a local store. I was just released last week. I hear the brewery offers up to 8 products and they are available to-go in growlers.

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Black Hop IPA from Shebeen Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.