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Octopus Ink Black IPA - Pike Pub & Brewery

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Octopus Ink Black IPA
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87
very good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 6.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pike Pub & Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: NickThePyro on 12-09-2013

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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 3
Photo of kemoarps
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark cola almost black with a thick mocha head. Settles eventually into one corner of the glass (circles have corners! Shut up!) with a thin veneer mostly taking care of the rest of it. Good lacing.

At first the nose has almost a corn sweetness to it. Some roast and brown sugar as well. As it warms a bit more complexity develops though I can't quite place my finger on it. Sweet and dark, trending towards chocolate? Primarly a bunch of grains and roast, though.

Predominantly roasty, I get a nuttiness that seems super familiar but that I can't quite place my finger on. Roasted sweet grains match with a piney(?) bitter from the hops. Finish carries the bitter theme with a touch of yeast/grain. Occasional brief spikes of sugar. Overall smoothe tasty and another dangerously drinkable for 8%+

Photo of ckollias
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hop_head22
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Braz
3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Good look. Heavy scent of rye. A little bitter and flat. Overall it's ok.

Photo of JMS1512
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Aaryah
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of bumchilly25
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of memphischas
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of scalffd
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Mphis
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of foxyaardvark27
4.49/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Initial blast of refreshing citrus and grapefruit hoppiness packs a pretty big punch. Finishes very roasty with burnt bakers chocolate notes and a faint smokiness. Great stuff. I was surprised by how easy this was to drink at 8% ABV. The hoppy flavors help make the beer feel a little thinner and thus more drinkable, however the overall flavor of the beer certainly does not suffer.

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Octopus Ink Black IPA from Pike Pub & Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.