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Blackball Belgian IPA - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Blackball Belgian IPABlackball Belgian IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

79 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 13
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: crvcac on 03-04-2011)
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Great malt and hop nose. Very drinkable.

Lard_City, Nov 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

zestar, Nov 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

On tap at Strauss restaurant in downtown San Diego. Very interesting beer -- fruity spiciness with coriander and Belgian yeast with some malt backbone and citrus hops. Medium body with moderate ethanol warmth. Worth seeking out, at least on tap.

myelo, Oct 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes

Appearance: Nice yellowy color with good white head

Smell: Fruity, with some hop, nice maltiness, a little alcohol, and some nice yeasty phenols

Taste: Fruity and malty up front, then some alcohol and phenols, finally nice hoppy notes. Some bitterness, but mostly flavorful hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, full carbonation

Overall: Very good, interesting take from a non Belgian brewer. Would be interested in seeing some other Belgian style brews from Karl Strauss.

MadCat, Nov 25, 2013
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Blackball Belgian IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.