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Total Eclipse Black Ale - Hoppy Brewing Co.

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Total Eclipse Black AleTotal Eclipse Black Ale

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BA SCORE
80
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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hoppy Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brent on 01-12-2003)
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ronniebruner

Arizona

2.53/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Of all the beers I have had in my life, I cannot remember having one that is so foamy! I was afraid to set the bottle down because every time I did, foam right out the top! Take a drink? Foam! Now, there are a few redeeming qualities about this brew...it does have a nice appearance of dark black molasses, but it tastes of burnt wood. The mouth feel is also going to be rated low by me as well for the unacceptable amount of foam I encountered in this beer. I even let it sit for some time thinking maybe I inadvertently shook it up, but I do not believe that to be the case. When I lived in the Sacramento area I used to frequent the Hoppy Brewery and remember it being a bit run down and I made a trip to Sacramento recently and brought back 2 cases of Hoppy brews. Gotta say I was disappointed. Oh well, next up?

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 03:21:17 | More by ronniebruner
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A: Black with a medium brown head.

S: Chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, plum and other dark fruits in the nose.

T: Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, really good.

M: Smoothish, and full bodied.

O: Tasty, if a bit boring. Recommended if you can find it. I think it's their best beer, but don't be fooled by the brewery's name. Their beer's are seldom very hoppy.

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Poured from a 22 oz bomber ($4.49 at BevMo) into a pint glass.

Appearance: The head rushes up. The initial pour was about 20% beer and 80% head, although it settled down pretty quickly and I was able to top it off to a reasonable amount.

Smell: Heavy citrus, with some bitter cocoa coming through.

Taste: Like it smells, and that's a good thing. Citrus and hops first, then cocoa and hops, followed by toffee and hops, and then just hops. But it's interesting how the hops come back strong with each layer. Consequently a bitter aftertaste with some citrus.

Mouthfeel: Pleasant. Not too thin, not too thick, but it coats your mouth and stayed with me. Satisfied.

Overall: I'm not sure whether this is supposed to be a Black IPA or a Stout. It simply says "Black Ale." But whatever it is, it's a darn good beer. It pushes the bitterness level for a stout, and pushes the mouthfeel for an IPA. Well done, Hoppy.

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Total Eclipse Black Ale from Hoppy Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.