Dark Depths - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Osirus:
3.46/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
An IPA that is actually a lager. A good beer but too much for more than one at a setting, in my humble opinion.
Served out of a 12 oz bottle at room temperature.
Appearance. Dark amber, thin head but that could be the booziness.
Smell. Very hoppy, caramel. Citrusy, lagery, caramelly in that order. All in all, a very hoppy beer. Boozy.
Taste. Powerful citrus, caramel, wicked bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel. A little on the thinner side but still there. Carbonation is medium.
Overall. An IPA with a lagery taste...nice but it is a bit too much for me to have more than one at a time. Very hoppy, very powerful beer. Too hoppy for me. I have to admit, I am not the biggest IPA fan.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2013 19:41:15 | More by Osirus
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3.33/5 rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
I found this single 1 pint 6 oz bottle at the Binhny's store in Bloomingdale, IL for $5.99. When I saw it was a cross between a baltic porter and an IPA I had to try it, although I remain skeptical that these two styles make a good marriage.
Be careful with the pour. Even with a slow pour and a tilted glass, the head rises fast and fills over half the glass with beige colored foam. It takes about 3 mioutes for the head to subside, leaving behind a ton of nice lacing.
Very malty aroma along with touches of cocoa powder, plums, pine, and grapefruit hops.
It has both a caramel and bready malt sweetness to it along with some dark fruit flavors. Hop bitterness is mild despite the 55 IBU rating, but the hops do give it an herbal, pine, and grapefruit flavor. There is also a trace of cocoa powder in the finish.
Medium body with low to moderate carbonation.
It's an interesting experiment, but I still think I prefer my porters to be porters and my IPA's to be IPA's. It's drinkable, but it's not going to be one of my favorites.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2014 09:28:22 | More by matjack85
Dark Depths from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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