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Black Perle Dark IPA - RJ Rockers Brewing Company

Black Perle Dark IPABlack Perle Dark IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

224 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%


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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Reviews by Strix:
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Strix

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black, frothy tan head, decent lacing.

Primarily roasted malt, a smoky note, a bit of pine but not getting much in the hops department.

Very earthy, malt, sugar, murky chewy hop notes blend together. Dark chocolate/pine finish. Notable lack of particularly IPA-like flavors.

Medium-thick mouthfeel, fairly smooth.

This strikes me more like a big porter than a Black IPA. It was fine, but I wouldn't necessarily say it is deserving of a wax coating. The impression I got is there are a ton of ingredients involved, but they sort of all wash out distinct flavors.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 00:41:41 | More by Strix
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-06-2014 04:09:00 | More by brpendergast85
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blivingston1985

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-23-2014 22:46:25 | More by blivingston1985
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Georgia

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03-20-2014 19:17:43 | More by LouDogg114
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

03-15-2014 23:02:37 | More by Irish57
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-13-2014 23:49:06 | More by D1v3rD0wn
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-10-2014 00:48:57 | More by DerrickW
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-09-2014 15:00:22 | More by KevinGordon
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New Jersey

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03-08-2014 17:13:35 | More by petermethot
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cbyrd4088

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-05-2014 02:23:32 | More by cbyrd4088
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TomG2751

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-03-2014 18:22:49 | More by TomG2751
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-03-2014 16:22:01 | More by dbrauneis
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havoc1

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-02-2014 05:42:51 | More by havoc1
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a wax dipped bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, brown-to-black coloring with a thin, foamy, light tan head. Aromas of chocolate, brown sugar, subtle resinous notes, licorice, some tropical fruit sweetness, and some pine notes. The chocolate and roast characters come up the most in the nose. Flavors are heavily roasted, and yet incredibly smooth. Chocolate and caramel blend on the forward tongue, with a rich, creamy backbone, some bitter and piney notes in the background, and a roasted, almost smoky highlight. Very well blended and balanced. The body is light and smooth, with a roasted, rich, and slightly bitter aftertaste. The finish has a bitter linger, both chocolate and hoppy. This is a solid, heavy, very tasty brew. Worth searching out.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 23:55:42 | More by GarthDanielson
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jaymo18

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-25-2014 00:37:29 | More by jaymo18
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torimattschriver

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +30.9%

02-24-2014 22:04:19 | More by torimattschriver
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PapaRottman

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

02-22-2014 13:08:30 | More by PapaRottman
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Dilbert65

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black opaque bod with an inch of tan head that sticks around for the duration. Aromas include roast and chocolate first, followed by some hop and pine character. Pretty tasty brew here. I wouldn't have guessed it was nearly 10% abv. Medium bodied and well balanced. Moderate bitterness but not overpowering. A nice sipper.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 01:38:24 | More by Huhzubendah
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-08-2014 00:23:35 | More by cjgiant
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jwill303

South Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Malty, Roasty, Hoppy! Cant ask for much better. Great Beer, one of the finest in the RJ Rockers collection. Get ready for a ride to the Dark side of IPA brews. Very dark appearance , great smell and tastes awesome! Try it and you wont soon forget the Black Perle.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2014 18:46:34 | More by jwill303
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: A choppy billowing sea of midnight and crowned with crashing waves of thick bubbly espresso tinted foam.

S: Loads of roasted malts, baking chocolate, cocoa powder, oak, vanilla, sweet prunes, figs, barley and coffee. Aroma is similar to a chocolate forward porter with a tickle on the nose.

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O: Super lush and flavorful. Love the rich chocolate and bitterness orchestrated into a well balanced brew. This is a must try. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

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South Carolina

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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Black Perle Dark IPA from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.