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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

265 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 15
Gots: 25 | 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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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%

Photo of Duwey
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of ericmakara
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of bleedsblu
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Black Perle Dark IPA from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.