Octopus Ink Black IPA - Pike Pub & Brewery

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Octopus Ink Black IPA
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86
very good

23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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: 23 | Reviews: 5
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Photo of hophugger
3.42/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very deep brownish black. Mocha head of about 1-2 inches. Head shrinks to about 1/4-1/8 inch and then holds on for dear life. Lacing is spotty, tan and clingy. Aroma is of malt with some brown sugar and caramel with a touch of the hops peaking through. Taste is slightly bitter from the hops, yet the maltiness, coffee and bitter chocolate come through quite well, especially as it warms. Overall, balance seems to be in line. Mouthfeel is good with the hop bitterness being the lasting flavor. Nice beer, one of the best I have had so far from Pike Brewing....

Photo of foxyaardvark27
4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
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 Braz
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
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 LouZ
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pure black, no head. Very dark and roasty flavor, finished with a sweeter touch.

Photo of kemoarps
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
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%+

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Octopus Ink Black IPA from Pike Pub & Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.