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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

268 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 15
Gots: 27 | 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:
Beer added by: casemw on 11-10-2009

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.
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Ratings: 268 | Reviews: 123
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3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jspaner
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThaneMcC
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown with off white head. Smells pleasantly of flowery, fruit (citrus) and piney hops, bready, toasted malts. Tastes malty sweet up front before hop bite of flavor, hint of coffee, unsweetened cocoa, hint of smoke and leather and clean, bitter sweet finish. Medium bodied with the barest carbonation,.
Overall a tasty, complex beer combining some great features of a dark malty beer with the pungent bite of hops. Well balanced, and ABV well hidden amidst the flavors.

Photo of Gryphon69
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Wow, not like any black ipa ive been around.
More like a mild hoppy stout with some nice dark flavors.
Has a reallllly good taste, for whatever it is.

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.48/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Nice blend here good mix of stout and black IPA very drinkable

Photo of jbexphys
3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hophugger
3.04/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an extremely dark black with little to no head and decent lacing. Looks a little flat. Aroma is malty with a faint smell of hops. Taste is more malt than hops and this one drinks more like a very bitter stout than a dark IPA. Malt y notes are present but am having a hard time with the bitterness..

Photo of TTripp725
3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigGingDrinker
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Proclarush
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sludgeman
2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Westover Market in Arlington, VA. Poured in a stemmed tulip.

Looks like a black IPA, but that is where comparisons stop.

Very low bitterness and the hop aroma is almost non-existent.

There is an odd fruitiness to the taste and aroma - almost like RJ used some fruit.

Photo of djrn2
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeccaH
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maxwellyourtheman
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of eatsoutalot
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

This beer has a dual personality. It doesn't know if it wants to be an imperial stout or an imperial IPA. In the meantime, it is one enjoyable beer.

Photo of TaylorWhite
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of olradetbalder
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Kaiyotee
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of KnowYourCraft
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of chinchill
2.9/5  rDev -24.1%

On tap at the brewery.
Black and opaque with an excellent tan head.
Aroma has both medium and dark roasted malts, clearly leaning to the dark side.
Flavor is a way more hoppy and has notably more earthy/herbal flavor. Medium-high bitterness (IBU = 80).

Photo of jaredtp
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Robyn
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of jbaker67
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of kwayne
5/5  rDev +30.9%

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Black Perle Dark IPA from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.