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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

247 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 247
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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Reviews by taylorhamrick:
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taylorhamrick

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I can see sediment though the bottle, even before I pour, it seems to be really loose, but I'm not too afraid of it. Pours nice and dark, though I almost expected it to be blacker. The head is kind of thin, not exiting, looks like an average kind of brown ale. The smell immediately makes me think something is burnt, not quite like ashes, but burnt. Then comes this overpowering caramellized sugar smell. The hops are not too present, some slightly herbal and leafy smells, but it seems kind of normal for a "black ipa". The taste is actually quite an improvement. There's a great roasty flavor layered with a nice hop bitterness. Those two flavors create a pleasant bitterness, balanced with a nice malty, caramelly sweetness. The hop flavor comes through with some astringent lemon peel and grapefruit rind, and finish a bit piney and fruity, like an underripe mango. Still the dark malts are present throughout. The only off flavor I notice is a slightly yeasty flavor, maybe some hot yeast flavors, kind of pasty, but not too noticable. The body is pretty nice, though a little more thin than I expected. Can't really compain, but nothing to be exited about. The drinkability is rather good - I enjoyed the beer quite a bit, but eventually started to fade into the background. I don't know if that makes it more or less drinkable, but overall, this is a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2009 00:55:52 | More by taylorhamrick
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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.

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Black Perle Dark IPA from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.