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Black Perle Dark IPA - RJ Rockers Brewing Company

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Black Perle Dark IPABlack Perle Dark IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

248 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 15
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
RJ Rockers Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The first release in the "Ales from the Dark Side" series...A dark, roasted twist on the traditional IPA that uses an absurd amount of malt and is "octo-hopped" with the German Perle hop. The biggest beer in the RJ Rockers linup to date.

(Beer added by: casemw on 11-10-2009)
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jaredtp

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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dsshuck

Delaware

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-31-2014 20:05:29 | More by dsshuck
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Robyn

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

07-23-2014 02:28:25 | More by Robyn
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-19-2014 23:08:49 | More by jbaker67
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kwayne

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +30.5%

07-10-2014 04:21:00 | More by kwayne
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Duwey

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-06-2014 19:32:21 | More by Duwey
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ericmakara

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

07-06-2014 01:31:28 | More by ericmakara
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-05-2014 18:52:34 | More by bleedsblu
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ManWithNoName

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +24%

06-25-2014 23:22:50 | More by ManWithNoName
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hozersr

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-24-2014 01:24:04 | More by hozersr
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ramblinwreck101

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-22-2014 21:44:13 | More by ramblinwreck101
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.6/5  rDev +20.1%

Provided in a trade from my eager young beer drinking cadet whom is far surpassing my beer snobbery talents now. Bottled on date 12-4-13 and drinking it on 6/20/14, so the hops may have faded some for a black IPA.

Appearance is that of an imperial stout. There is a trace of a head about 1/2 finger thick and surprisingly it holds for quite a long time as carbonation rised from the glass to sustain it. After 3-4 minutes, its actually getting bigger.

Smell - This beer smells delicious. A perfect balance of roasted coffee and chocolate IMO.

Taste - if there were hops in here to make it a dark IPA, the age has faded the freshness of it. It really does taste more like an RIS to me. And an excellent one at that. Nice sweetness up front, with chocolate notes, slight coffee flavor and a hop crispness in the finish but not overly bitter.

Mouthfeel - Very buttery and creamy.

Overall - my expectations were low, but this one was quite the diamond in the rough. I highly recommend this beer for RIS / Black Ale lovers.

06-20-2014 21:23:23 | More by bubseymour
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SkiBum22

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-14-2014 20:47:30 | More by SkiBum22
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

2.99/5  rDev -21.9%

Picked up this one on a clearance from Butler's. Guess I should have known that it was a dark IPA with the name. Decent looking beer with not a lot of head. Not a fan at all, had a lot of maltiness but then way to much bitter that seemed out of balance and had the taste of an ash tray on the end, the roast with the bitter finish just did not work. A little bonus overall due to ABV. I was disappointed.

06-14-2014 01:44:47 | More by JamieDuncan
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Connecticut

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Virginia

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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District of Columbia

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Black Perle Dark IPA from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.