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Dark Voyage Black IPA - Capital Brewery

Dark Voyage Black IPA
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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 7.61%

Brewed by:
Capital Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This black ale is the perfect balance of dark roasted malt and bright hop flavors. With bold and complex flavors at the forefront, this beer retains a remarkably clean finish.

(Beer added by: vette2006c5r on 12-01-2013)
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3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazed medium to dark brown with a thin tan head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of chocolate with some roasted coffee and a vague touch of some leafy hops. Mild aroma.

The taste is of sweet chocolate, roast with firm bitter balance in the finish. Very slight alcohol shows late. Malt and hops blend well together.

It is medium to full bodied with carbonation level giving it a silky texture.

A nice interpretation of a hoppier black ale. I think the malt and hops blend well together.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 01:26:31 | More by jwc215
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3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Capital Brewery Dark Voyage Black IPA

Tasting notes originally from 2/13/14. Had this on tap at the Nitty Gritty. This was served chilled in a shaker pint glass.

A) The lighting in the bar wasn't ideal, but this appeared to be a dark brown with a finger of frothy light tan head. Nice retention... Not much lacing.

S) Heavy dose of roast... Some light pine. A bit herbal/earthy...

T) Mostly roasted malt. Distant chocolate, and light pine. All the toasted malt kind of dominates the flavor.

M) Medium body with no carbonation issues. Pretty smooth... Goes down easy enough from a mouthfeel perspective. Okay aftertaste...

O) This was okay... Less roast and more hops would be about the simplest way to describe how I felt. Black Top from New Glarus is a much better representation of this style in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2014 16:15:59 | More by RoamingGnome
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3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a huge, dense, tan head that laces nicely. A nice, floral bouquet of hops. Burnt umber color. Starts with a bitter, hoppy front with an additional toasted element, which builds. Notes of grapefruit as it hits a medium bitterness. Finish is a hop bitterness lingering over toasted malt.

Not bad. Good malt presence, but I'm not sure how well the hop bitterness and toasted malt work in this one. It's pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 01:26:11 | More by TheSSG
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3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into glass - nice black/dark brown color with modest head. The hops overrides the dark malt both in smell and taste, but the hops become more subdued in the aftertaste, allowing the darker notes to linger and then become more prominent. The mouthfeel is light, but I think it works well for this beer making it more of a sessionable affair instead of the juggernaut it could be. This is an enjoyable beer overall, but I think I would prefer a better balance between the hops and the roasted malt. This is one of the first batches so the recipe may experience tweaks in the coming months.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 03:15:09 | More by KevinReid
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4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark Voyage Black IPA pours a black color with a small lacing head. There is a coffee and bourbon like aroma. The taste has a nice burnt hop flavor, with notes of coffee and bourbon. Good flavorful beer, good body. Overall a very nice complex black IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2013 05:59:31 | More by vette2006c5r
Dark Voyage Black IPA from Capital Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.