Dark Rain Black Pale Ale - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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Dark Rain Black Pale AleDark Rain Black Pale Ale

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
IBU’s: 60.0 ABV: 5.6% Color: Black OG: 14.4

Ingredients: Dark crystal malt, Dark Wheat Malt, Nugget, Chinook, Crystal, Centennial, and Cascade hops.

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 12-21-2011)
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Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Kinda sounds like a bad '90s action flick, doesn't it? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear midnight black-sienna topped by a finger of wan khaki foam. The nose comprises dank and musty moss, dark cocoa powder, and a touch of burnt molasses. The taste holds notes of mild menthol, old mint, treacle, light tobacco, and a bit of sweet maple syrup. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, the hops here seemed off-the-reservation, and the bitterness resulting from their collaboration with the dark malts was muddled and off-putting. It's beers like this that make me wonder why black IPAs (or "black pale ales", in this case) are so popular amongst brewers and drinkers alike.

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(Served in a Nonic)
A- This beer pours a jet black body with microbubbles trailing up the sides and a sticky oatmeal colored head that last a bit.

S- This beer has a musty herbal hops aroma but it otherwise pretty clean

T- The slightly pungent dark woody hops mellows into a slight tart hint in the finish. There is a soft black malt bitterness that blends with some dandelion hop flavors in the finish.

M- the medium mouthfeel has a slight slippery texture in the finish.

O- The mellow flavor is more pungent that other hop flavors and the roasted black malt flavor grows as the beer opens. The tartness gets a bit stronger as it opens up aswell.

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Poured in to a tulip. Somewhat translucent black body with hints of ruby. 1/4 finger head that faded quick.

Aroma was a bit citrusy, floral and hints of roasted malt. Nothing too complex, pretty straight forward.

Taste was a bit on the roasty/chocolatey side. Mild malty flavors, a bit bready. Citrus and grapefruit hop flavors that turn to a mellow bitterness.

Mouthfeel was light body, medium carb and crisp finish.

Could use a bit more malt and hop flavors.

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Dark Rain Black Pale Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
78 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.