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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

262 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 15
Gots: 24 | 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 havoc1
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a wax dipped bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, brown-to-black coloring with a thin, foamy, light tan head. Aromas of chocolate, brown sugar, subtle resinous notes, licorice, some tropical fruit sweetness, and some pine notes. The chocolate and roast characters come up the most in the nose. Flavors are heavily roasted, and yet incredibly smooth. Chocolate and caramel blend on the forward tongue, with a rich, creamy backbone, some bitter and piney notes in the background, and a roasted, almost smoky highlight. Very well blended and balanced. The body is light and smooth, with a roasted, rich, and slightly bitter aftertaste. The finish has a bitter linger, both chocolate and hoppy. This is a solid, heavy, very tasty brew. Worth searching out.

Photo of jaymo18
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of torimattschriver
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of PapaRottman
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Dilbert65
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black opaque bod with an inch of tan head that sticks around for the duration. Aromas include roast and chocolate first, followed by some hop and pine character. Pretty tasty brew here. I wouldn't have guessed it was nearly 10% abv. Medium bodied and well balanced. Moderate bitterness but not overpowering. A nice sipper.

Photo of cjgiant
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jwill303
4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Malty, Roasty, Hoppy! Cant ask for much better. Great Beer, one of the finest in the RJ Rockers collection. Get ready for a ride to the Dark side of IPA brews. Very dark appearance , great smell and tastes awesome! Try it and you wont soon forget the Black Perle.

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

P: A choppy billowing sea of midnight and crowned with crashing waves of thick bubbly espresso tinted foam.

S: Loads of roasted malts, baking chocolate, cocoa powder, oak, vanilla, sweet prunes, figs, barley and coffee. Aroma is similar to a chocolate forward porter with a tickle on the nose.

T/M: Taste follows the nose but brings more bitterness to the party. Bitter cocoa and spices flow over the roasted malts. Velvety feel that coats the tongue and lingers bitter cocoa and natural spices.

O: Super lush and flavorful. Love the rich chocolate and bitterness orchestrated into a well balanced brew. This is a must try. Cheers!

Photo of swimfire
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of lochef81
3.86/5  rDev +1%
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.

Photo of JArmour15
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of JohnK17
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of josh32219
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of reebtaerG
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
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

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of rramsey
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma roasted malt, faint floral/citrusy hops, chocolate, coffee.Taste coffee, bitter chocolate, pepper, bitter hop finish. Excellent!

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Black Perle Dark IPA from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.