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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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very good

250 Ratings

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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 15
Gots: 20 | 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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Photo of lochef81
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is my first encounter with RJ Rockers and it was definitely a good one! This offering pours a very deep black color with two fingers of tan head that gives way to a handsome light brown film and a significant amount of lacing. The nose on this one is light and unremarkable but carries notes of chocolate, coffee, lots of roasted malts and a little bit of hops. Honestly for a black ipa, I'd of expected more hops here. It seems closer to a porter than a black ipa. The flavor is rich and deep. Lots of coffee and chocolate notes with a very nice roasted malt presence and a touch of hoppy bitterness. This is a very well crafted ale. Possibly mislabeled, but very good and very drinkable. I look forward to my next beer from this brewer.

lochef81, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of JArmour15
4/5  rDev +4.4%

JArmour15, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Falcone, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of JohnK17
4.25/5  rDev +11%

JohnK17, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of jburd19
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

jburd19, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of josh32219
4/5  rDev +4.4%

josh32219, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of qcbrewer
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

qcbrewer, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of reebtaerG
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served into a pint glass at Lures

A- Pours black with a nice tan head and lots of lacing.

S-Aroma is not too strong and is mostly roasted coffee, maybe some chocolate and some citrus/piney hops.

T- Smokey taste, malty sweet well balanced with a hint of hops. A so so taste.

M-Full bodied, smooth and oily on the palate. ABV is noticeable but well hidden and not overpowering.

O-Overall a good beer. Seemed more like a stout than a black IPA

reebtaerG, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of Barhoppin13
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Barhoppin13, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of rramsey
4/5  rDev +4.4%

rramsey, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev +4.4%

ygtbsm94, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of BYOFB
4.25/5  rDev +11%

BYOFB, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of Insanity55
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Insanity55, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of gcamparone
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a snifter.

A- pours a deep brown body with a small off white head that reduces at a medium rate and leaves some lacing.

S- Wow! Not what I was expecting. Doesn't smell like an IPA.. Rather, a dark, heavy sweet malt aroma, vanilla, bourbon, toffee, coffee. Inviting.

T- A nice, roasty, sweet malt flavor dominates the palate.. Toffee, coffee, milk chocolate, some hop bite on the follow through which leads to an absolutely delicious charred flavor that sits on the tongue.

M- lacking in this category, slightly thin with medium carbonation.

I was pleasantly suprised with this offering.. I'd call it a hoppy porter rather than a "black IPA" or even black ale. Very nice .

gcamparone, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of HearneHoppers
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

HearneHoppers, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of bpasquini
4/5  rDev +4.4%

bpasquini, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

jaydoc, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Ego
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

70s earth mama mega muff even on an easy pour, pretty soapy, nice bubble stack o' consistency, decent lacing, pretty darn black, no light is bothering an attempt at breaking through this thing, a nice looking brew indeed

slightly burnt malts (in a pleasant way) dark chocolate licorice, dry cocoa with bits of spiciness, a touch boozy in a bourbon fashion, some wood notes in there also, a really nice mix of flavors, you can keep going back an extract little things each time

taste etc...
full mouth feel without being too heavy, the carbonation is on the verge of silky but remains a touch prickly (it works well here), this definitely drinks like a bigger black IPA than most, the ABV is not shy but gladly does not dominate the flavors, the flavors are of a nice mild IPA or even APA with roasty slightly burnt notes (nice), the bitterness of the usual IPA is somewhat muted by the roasted/burnt tone, I like the linger on this puppy, you get both a stomach burn from the alcohol and the nice slow burnt flavor kind of playing off each other

very tasty and well made brew, if black IPAs are your thing and you don't want it to be just a psycho hopped IPA that happens to be black... stop and frisk this beer, you should dig it... good stuff.

Ego, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Stinger80OH, Sep 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

AWB3, Aug 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

drinking12many, Aug 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

JTomczak, Aug 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Drknight, Aug 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

jklecko2, Aug 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

mhawg, Jul 27, 2013
Black Perle Dark IPA from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.