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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

264 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 121
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 thagr81us
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 Vintage. Served from tap at the brewery release party into an RJ Rockers shaker. Poured a massively dark brown almost black with a one and a half finger light tan head. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of roasted malt, chocolate, and subtle bitter hops. The flavor was of roasted malt, subtle bitter hop that intensified upon swallowing, and very slight chocolate. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty nicely balanced Black IPA. With this one being as fresh as possible the hop character is in full bloom right now. The aroma on this one was quite nice and had a good flavor to follow it up. This one is a must try if you are a fan of the style.

Photo of merlin48
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to mntlover. Pours a dark mahogany body with a medium sized tan head. Lots of sticky lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma is grapefruit hops and dark roasted coffee beans.

Medium body and carbonation with a mild chewiness.

Tastes like an ultrahopped porter. Coffee and dark chocolate malty notes are balanced by citrusy grapefruit hops. Alcohol is concealed very well. Finishes with a roasty bitterness.

More like a hoppy porter, as many have noted, but quite enjoyable.

Photo of aasher
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 650ml bottle while vacationing on Fripp Island, South Carolina

Appearance: poured smoothly into a pint glass with about an inch of khaki, quickly dissipating head, dark dark brown, almost black, barely allowed any light through the glass

Smell: pretty solid, like a mellow version of an IPA, slightly hoppy with a little malt as well

Taste: good flavor, nothing overpowering, good hoppiness with an interesting aftertaste, pretty good

Mouthfeel: very smooth with almost no carbonation

Drinkability: it's good but not overly special, it's worth a try but probably only good for a single at a time

I'm pretty indifferent on this one, if that says anything.

Photo of Metalmonk
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

WTF??? Just peeled the wax off, and the bottle cap looks corroded and rusted, like something you'd find in a 50-year-old unopened bottle. Also worriesome is a feeble "ziss" when popping the cap. Makes me fear this cap wasn't tight and oxidation has set in.

It looks healthy enough: a light tan head, half an inch thick and super-creamy, but it thins to a bubbly skim in about a minute. It's dark indeed, a deep milk-chocolate brown.

Smells healthy enough too: prickly hops are smoothed by a cream/milk-like sweetness, subtle nuttiness, rich toffee and a bit of roast.

Flavor is where Black Perle starts to weaken. There's a good bit of creamy flavor and especially feel here, but it's overtaken by total burnt popcorn char. The hops are bitter and leafy, and along with that burnt flavor, any sweetness and creaminess is severely diminished. Something metallic lingers in the finish, making it even more difficult to enjoy. Some good news is that the alcohol is well-hidden, hardly even detected. But maybe it's just that the uber-roast is so distracting. There's something really nice here, flavor-wise, but it's being oppressed.

The "Black IPA" style is an exciting one, if so new that it's hard to define just yet. But I like the idea, and I like that a fairly under-hyped, even unremarkable brewery like RJ Rockers are at least delving into such wide-open territory. They've failed to truly put their mark on the style, but it's a decent stab worth trying once. Unfortunately for them and every other brewer, Southern Tier threw their hat in the Black IPA ring with Iniquity, which will be incredibly difficult for anyone to match. Let the games begin...

Photo of dhd1491
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark to the point of opaque; kind of muddy appearance with no head. Aroma and taste are almost cloyingly sweet. Somewhat disappointing because I know the owners of RJR and wish them well. Redeeming qualities are that is goes down very smooth for such a high abv; no real alcohol bite. Nice earthy, smoky notes. In fact, if the sweetness were a bit less pronounced, this is a complex and flavorful brew.

Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an opaque, dark, dark brown color with a small, tan head of foam. It left a few rings of lace.

S - It smelled of caramel, roasted malt and cocoa. There was a mild grassy/floral aroma, too.

T - It tasted of rich roasted malt with a spicy hop character. It tastes a little like a super hopped porter.

M - It was crisp, sharp and quite dry. A medium bodied ale that is quite smooth.

D - This is a pretty good black double IPA. Again, it really tastes like a very hoppy porter.

Photo of Zekezilla
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried this on a whim. I really like the brown ale that RJ Rocker has to offer so decided to try this. I'm trying to branch out with IPAs. I've just developed a taste for a significant hoppiness in beers so decided this may be a good starter, being maybe a combination of a stout appearance and IPA taste. The verdict: it's pretty good but nothing exceptional. Pretty hoppy, thin in mouthfeel. Not sure what's supposed to be special this beer except....it's really dark in color and it's hoppy:? Am I missing something?

Photo of mikesgroove
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finally got a chance to try this one and decided to break a long fast with this one last night, wish I had picked something else to be honest but oh well. Served cold and poured not a pint glass this one was consumed on 03/24/2010.
 
The pour was not what I was expecting. Deep brown color and nearly opaque save for a few touches of light peaking around the sides of the glass. No head on this, even with a vigorous pour I came no where near getting anything but a token coating of lace across the top, Not really the look I was going for by any stretch, still though I have scene worse. Tons of caramel and hot boozy notes in the aroma. Needs to mellow as the hops are not strong enough to really push through the dark malts they way they should( see stone). Still though warming improves it as hints of brown sugar and molasses start to take shape and come forward. Still though as I take each sip I am looking for more and more. There just seems to be something missing here that could really push it over the top. No matter through we continue on with it. Dark caramel tones and hints of piney hops dominate now and bring a boozy taste right to the front of the palate, again not really exactly what I had in mind, but it will do. Smooth, thick body does come off slightly slick at times but maintains a good level of carbonation to offset it some. Lots of alcohol and this is very evident here for sure.
 
Overall it was a decent offering I think it needed a little more though to push it over the edge. I have had much worse though it just seemed like it was a tad too big for itself.

Photo of portia99
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz blue wax sealed bottle received in trade with beernerd81. Thanks for this one Ben! Poured into a Portsmouth goblet.

A - Described on the bottle as a Dark IPA...pours a dark, dark brown with hints of amber when held up to a light. Nice finger of cream colored head tha drops quickly to an uneven layer of various bubble sizes with some eratic lacing left on the sides of the glass. Not bad for a 9.5% beer.

S - Hmm, dark IPA...smells kinda like a thin, hoppy imperial stout. Lots of dark roasted malts and some coffee like bitterness. Not much for hop aroma just a small amount of earthy hop varieties. Smells good...as a brewery described IPA, it is lacking (but I don't really know what a dark IPA is anyway?) hop aroma for sure. Blind pour - this is a light, somewhat bland impy stout.

T - Dark and roasted flavors dominate...lots of burnt malt and coffee. Hops are subtle yielding only a modicum of fruity, citrusy hop flavor. At any rate, it doesn't stand up to the heavily roasted malt flavors - just sits neatly in the background. I like the flavor of this beer, but I really don't know how to judge this...IPA - NO...Imperial stout - maybe...just a hoppy, thin version. Anyway, the brewery says its an IPA, so I'm rating it that way...but I think I like this beer more than the rating would suggest.

M - A bit thin in body, carbonation is tame but adequate...plenty of life but I wouldn't be upset if there was a little more either. Hoppiness is felt more in the aftertaste, a fruity and somewhat grassy flavor is left behind after the swallow and this lingers for a long time...not a bad thing. Definitely in line with an IPA in this category.

D - So...I'm liking this beer quite a bit, but I'm not sure I agree with the style here. Blind tasting, I'd call this a weak Impy Stout. As an IPA it falls short in hop character...kinda defies definition. Blend half IPA and half Impy Stout and blend together well and this is what you get. More of a hoppy, thin Impy Stout than anything...in that regard it is a pretty easy drinker. More than anything, I'd say disregard the style, drink it for pure enjoyment, and don't worry about the rating. Good beer...enjoyable...I'd have another anytime.

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

Appearance: Pours out a clearish, dark brown body with a bubbly, sudsy, beige-colored head.

Smell: Pleasant mix of various hop and malt notes: roasted barley, robust coffee, chocolate squares, citrus, and lightly resinous pine. A bit of warmth pulls out more chocolatey tones.

Taste: Dark, roasty maltiness developing tastes of bittersweet chocolate and Colombian coffee with some soft caramel sweetness. An iota of dark fruitiness. The hops are made to compete with the earthy roast character here, though still they manage to present pine wood, citrus fruits, and a few coarsely-chopped mint leaves. Moderate bitterness that couples with the roastiness. Finishes dry, subtly warming, and roasty with a few final hints of spice and citrus zest.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a moderately smooth mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Fairly enjoyable, well-rounded brew. Not nearly as notably hoppy or bitter as some of these so-called Black IPA's (or in this case Walnut Brown IPA) on the market today, which is fine with me. It's good to see RJ Rockers rolling out some new brews now that they've settled down in their new facility.

Photo of jmfc8237
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-poured dark brown and very viscous into a tulip style glass. Had a bit of dark caramel with nice wavy lacing and moderate head retention.

S-burt molases and caramel notes with a slight woodsy evervescence. Nice choc.malt notes at the end.

T-chocolate and smokey wood with a slight tinge of fig and caramel.

T/M- very heavy handed but well blended malt profile that def.overpopulkates any hops. Nice mouthfeel and is a good session beer.

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

A fascinating beer that combines what's great about IPA's, Schwarzbiers, but with a Porter-like body.

The Black Pearl begins with a dark brown color (think big Brown Ale or Porter), and with subtle carbonation, short but sturdy head formation and retention, and with good lacing. The low-lying carbonation is likely due to the hand bottling but I honestly prefer this because it give a cask ale-like impression and I believe that most beers are over carbonated to begin with.

Surprisingly, the aromas of toast, toffee, and light coffee rise first. But the seconday hop notes aren't far behind. Quite piney, grassy, and resiny with lighter qualities of citrus rounding out the hoppy nose.

Flavors of malt also show a first impression. The toast-coffee-toffee flavors are soon dwarfed by those hoppy flavors which fade nicely into a decidedly bitter finish that is again accentuated by the bitterness of the toasty, coffee-like grains.

The body of the beer seems more like a sturdy Brown or a moderate Porter. Malty and medium froathiness gives way in the middle of the palate to the hop bitterness and dryness. But the hop dryness is once again met with the malty wetness of the toffee sweetness. I'd prefer to see the ultimate dryness of an IPA to govern the finish.

A very nice beer that's riding the experimental wave of the Dark IPA's. I think it needs more hop dominance in the nose and taste and with a drier finish. This would religate the toast and coffee as a distant complimentary character to enhance the hops instead of competing with them. Nevertheless, the beer seems to be error free and quite tasty. Always welcome in my glass.

Thanks Ding!

Photo of krisandajt
3.31/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Interesting. A rough pour into my Duvel glass shows the beer to be a very dark brown, almost black, with absolutely no head. If I didn't know any better, I'd say this beer was more of a porter than anything else, though it didn't seem to be very thick. Of course, with a name like Black Perle I suppose this is to be expected.

Smell: Not really picking up much bitterness from the hops, surprising for a DIPA. There's definitely a sweet quality to the nose, with an almost chocolate like hint to it. Not bad, but not what I'd expect from an IPA.

Taste: Well, the "almost" chocolate quality I picked up in the nose is confirmed in the taste. Very subtle hop presence, definitely more of a sweet, roasted chocolaty kind of taste. If it weren't for the label specifically calling this beer a "Dark India Pale Ale" I would figure this beer to be a slightly hoppy porter.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy, which is the result of a lack of carbonation, and a nice medium- to full-body.

Drinkability: I'm not quite sure how to approach this beer. If judged purely by style I would say it failed. If judged purely by taste I would say it did well. A very interesting beer to be sure. I will end by saying this: an IPA this is not. As a hop head I am a little disappointed. However, no matter what style this beer claims to be, it does taste good and in the end that is all that really matters. Though I may not give this beer top marks for style, it tastes good and I would certainly have it again.

Photo of Gyle41386
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

Pours a cola color. Smallish mocha-colored head leaves behind some rings of lacing.

To be totally honest, I thought this smelled more like a sweet stout or a porter than a Black IPA. Lots of caramel, roasted barley, some chocolate, and just a light dash of hops. It's a solid nose, but it's certainly no Black IPA/DIPA.

Flavor follows. Roasty finish with a light hoppy bitter kick. Tasty, no doubt.

Medium body, perhaps a bit thin, and lightly carbonated. Booze is pretty well-masked.

This is at least the third different example I can think of involving an in-state brewer producing a tasty beer that doesn't really fit the style guidelines. But, then again, I'd rather have a really tasty porter/sweet stout than a by-the-book, but not very good black IPA.

Photo of ffejherb
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bomber into snifter on 2/15/10.

A - Poured a dark brown, cola-colored liquid with a thin beige cap that yielded thin strands of stringy lace.

S - Opens with citrusy hops, light herbal notes and a hint of wood/oak character. Malt character is dark and rich, suggesting caramel and chocolate as well cookie dough. Slight waft of alcohol also emerges as the liquid warms up a bit.

T - Like the aroma, citrus hops are at the forefront, followed by a touch of wood and dark roasted malts suggesting chocolate and caramel. The alcohol heat builds as the liquid reaches room temperature.

M - Medium bodied, a little thin perhaps, with a slight oily texture and light carbonation. Finishes fairly dry with subtle alcohol warmth and moderate bitterness on the palate.

D - Solid dark IPA and a cool bottle to boot. This was my first experience with this brewery, and I'm intrigued. While the mouthfeel was slightly thin, I thought this was a good IPA overall, although I didn't get DIPA from this brew.

Photo of paco1029384756
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to mikesgroove.

Pours a very dark brown, near black color with a small off white head with pretty good retention.

Scent of sweet syrup, grainy earth, dry sugars, sweet hops, and a touch of roastiness. Balanced well, one of the more impressive smelling Cascadian Dark Ales I have had.

Taste of roasted malts, sharp grain, caramel, some coffee, subtle sweet, juicy hops, and soft sugars lasting throughout. This one was fairly harsh initially, but as it opened up a bit, I started to like it a lot.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slick with a refreshing bite of carbonation.

Photo of billab914
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Pours black with a thin tan covering on top. The head retreated to the sides of the glass but left excellent lacing on the sides.

Aroma is a mix between the citrusness of the hops and the roastedness of the grains. They almost cancel each other out in that neither one is dominant. The taste is pretty much like someone mixed a stout with an IPA. Its hoppy and citrusy but also roasty with some chocolate and coffee flavors.

Mouthfeel is medium to thick bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, I really enjoyed drinking this one. It really tastes like someone blended an IPA with a stout, and that's not a bad thing. The two flavor profiles balance each other out pretty nicely. It definitely has more stout characteristics then the other black IPA's I have had, with a little more of the chocolate and coffee flavors.

Photo of blackie
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: the wax-dip chips away easily, a little rust underneath but the inner cap is a-okay, poured into a tulip snifter, the beer is an opaque dark brown with a thin surface layer of carbonation

s: the thick caramel malt body creates an underpinning for moderate roasted barley addition and citrus pith hop aroma, dusty cocoa, spicy booze, neither of the would-be features of the aroma - the roast or hops - manage to make much of an impression, lacks a harmony of ingredients but it's pleasant enough all told

m: carbonation on the light end, body medium-full

t: caramel backbone with a layering of full roasted malts that might provide more color than flavor - aside from a medium char flavor the caramel seems to stand out more, riding along is a full - but far from what would be "strong" in context - citrus hop flavor fading to a piney bitterness in the finish, a decent beer but lacking complexity and never inviting much interest

d: easy enough for the abv

had higher hopes for this beer, but it ultimately proves to be something of a letdown

bomber from Charleston Beer Exchange

Photo of dirtylou
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, blue wax - hard as hell to get off

sent by a man who once bonged a bakers dozen beers before lunch, on a weekday

appearance: poured into hopleaf tulip - not black really, more like a dark cola body, bubbly beige head

smell: grapefruit hops, creamy caramel malt, earthy, black pepper

taste: a twisted dipa - spicy rye loaf, black pepper, creamy caramel, tobacco, bitter grapefruit rind. interesting enough

mouthfeel: starts bright and hoppy and finishes spicy, dry, with a light booze linger

drinkability: good

Photo of rwdkosak
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours darker than expected, compares to a dark brown ale, very slight head that isn't retained long. Smell is good but nothing that I'd close my eyes and really take in during each sip. Taste has a full malt and just hints on chocolate note before hops take over and pull the IPA style back to the fore. Mouthfeel is good but again, nothing i'm going to savor sip-to-sip. Drinkablity is down a bit at 9.5% but it's still a good brew if you're looking for something other than your typical IPA.

Photo of saintwarrick
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brew pours a dark soda color with a somewhat minimal head, sort of light tan, but just enough to lace the head of the beer. It's hardly as much as any IPA, black or not. Aroma is nice and solid, dark maltiness, some cocoa like a stout. Taste has chocolate an coffee notes. There is a bit of bitterness at the end, but not enough for the style. Most I BIPAs are more bitter than this, I have found. Not a bad brew, I like stretching the boundaries, but for this style, this brew is a bit behind the curve.

Photo of Jmoore50
3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I just wonder what the perfect appearance of a Dark IPA looks like? It is supposed to look like a RIS or what? Either way this pours a very dark brown color, maybe even black. Held up to the light it shows that maybe it is a dark ruby color with lighter edges. With an aggressive pour it produces a two finger khaki head. It leaves a heavier lacing, really nice.

The smell is not very strong but lots of dark roasty malts with pine hops. Very faint smells that bash into eachother.

The taste is okay, but tastes like a half-half. There is lots of dark roasted malts in this, with a bit of chocolate. LOTS of pine hops with a bit of a fruity aspect as well. They just don't blend very well, either that or this style just confuses me a bit. I thought that for a while this style was a gimmick, but I had Port Brewing's Dark IPA and liked it. This is not bad by any means, but I would rather have a golden oily DIPA.

The mouthfeel is perfectly carbonated for a DIPA and is very enjoyable. I am going to drink the bomber with no problem, and it was an interesting brew.

J

Photo of Kegatron
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours black with 1 ½ fingers of mocha colored frothy head. This stays foamy and rich, leaving a big sticky latticework of lace behind. The aroma is hoppy and roasty all at once, with it being hard to pinpoint exactly which dynamic really takes full control of the nose here. The hops are floral and resinous with a big blast of citric grapefruit juice. Roast and coffee are equally big here, giving off dark and smoky textures that give this a crunchy feel in the nose. Maybe just a smidge of warmth is detectable but the strength of the flavors appear to cover it up nicely.

The hops are in full force in the taste and are loaded up with resins, spice, and an immense burst of bitter grapefruit. But man, does this get roasty and toasty underneath with a dark bitterness that has a bit of a smoky edge to it. Luckily, there is also a decent amount of sweetness present from the chocolate malts and even some from the citrus. Lingering spice and pine really add some intenseness to the finish, along with some extra notes of dark roast on the tailend. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied with a prickly feel towards the back of the swallow but for the most part, this has a big bubbly creaminess to the carbonation that helps smooth out a lot of the alocohol beef that is present. There really isn't much of an alcohol taste to this per se but just the overall thickness of this starts to wear on thee ole' palate after a full bomber of this.

Nice. Not shortage of hops or roast at all here, as this came off to me as one of the better Black IPAs that I've had recently. The higher ABV got to me after a while but it in no way stood in front of those bold flavors. It's nice to see RJ Rockers raising the bar on their offerings here.

Photo of obywan59
4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into an oversized wine glass. Very dark brown with a hslf finger head leaving decent lacing.

Sweet dark chocolate in the nose. Doughy bread.

Moderately sweet creamy dark chocolate all the way through to the lasting bitterness in the end. It seems sweeter as the beer warms. Warming alcohol in the throat from the 9.5% ABV.

Medium thick body gives long lasting flavor. Smooth and creamy.

Very drinkable for a dark beer. The only thing slowing you down is the ABV

Photo of russpowell
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brown tinged mahogany with a sliver or 2 of mocha head. Sheets of lacing cling to the glass in a vortex pattern with fairly decent head retention

S: Brown bread, spicy rye & not near enough hops in the nose

T: Brown bread, earthy, herbal & woody hops, brown sugar sweetness & dryness, plus charred grains up front. Leafy hops & brown bread dance as this warms, along with earthy hops, a touch of black pepper & toasty malt, plus a touch of boozey coffee. Finishes with toasty malt, burnt coffee grounds & a touch of grainyness

MF: Chewy, low carbonation & fairly nice balance

Drinks fairly easy for the style & abv. A good stab at a black IPA, hops weren't perfect, but were still well done in this one. A touch pricey @ $8 a bomber, but unique enough that I shall buy it again. Exceeded by expectations & then some!

Black Perle Dark IPA from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.