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Incredible Hop Imperial Black IPA - The Fort Collins Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emmasdad on 03-04-2011)
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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

i didnt like this as much as the wet hop, but another good ipa in the series. pours a midnight black color with a small and fleeting off white head. the nose is charred malt and one of the C hops, but not sure which. flavor brings good balance between both malt and hop, and its a nice showcase of how a dark toasty malt can be good with a sweeter, oily hop variety. finish is bitter as. mouthfeel works, plenty of mellow bubbles, and a full body. its a good bomber to share really, as its quite strong, but the alcohol is well hidden, and its a very palatable brew. havnt loved everything from fort collins, but this whole series has been good so far.

StonedTrippin, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of tbone1384
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

tbone1384, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of gpogo
3.63/5  rDev -4%

A- Black. Tan head that dissipated.

A- Wow, quite a awesomely pungent aroma. The beer is a few feet away as I type this and I get some wonderful sweet dark fruit smells.

T- Vinous sweet malt flavor. Spicy bitterness upfront, but not as much hop flavor as I would expect for this beer.

M- Medium-full body with a thick sweet body. Sticks around into the aftertaste. Low carbonation.

D- Enjoyable beer, but not as hopppy as I would expect for an "Incredible Hop." The malt side of the equation is badass otherwise.

gpogo, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of sevenmoist
3.25/5  rDev -14%

sevenmoist, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Ispeakforthetrees, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of Maseitz
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Maseitz, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

This strikes me as a one dimensional black ale. Yeah, it's got all of the standard characteristics going on. Nothing really beyond that though. It does its job and gets it done well enough. Nice enough to drink, but not really leaving an impression that means much of anything. Very "standard."

RblWthACoz, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

thinwhiteduke, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of twkirkby
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

twkirkby, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of Kharkov
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Kharkov, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of hiphopj5
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

hiphopj5, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +5.8%

A: 1.5 finger head on a surprisingly clear dark brown body.

S: very strange as this one as a dark fruit aroma in the realm of dark fruit with mostly cherry, cocoa and raisin.

T: lots of chocolate, earthy hops, hints of dark fruit, roasted malts and Resin/pine. Nicely complex and diverse. Although, not what I want from a black IPA.

M: medium to full body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: definitely the best of the three or four brews in this series. Complex and different. A must try if you can find it at this point.

kylehay2004, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of fisherbray
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

fisherbray, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of xHopHeadx
4.5/5  rDev +19%

xHopHeadx, May 21, 2012
Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +32.3%

CEDAMA, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of flayedandskinned
5/5  rDev +32.3%

flayedandskinned, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of Brewsed
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Brewsed, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of jsurfs82
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

jsurfs82, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of TwelveOunces
3.93/5  rDev +4%

Served on tap in a regular ol pint glass.

This brew pours a pitch black with a reddish hint around the edges and a 2 finger deep tan head. A classic looking black IPA but going by the name only, i was expect a standard IPA. The aroma on this beer is very hoppy and strong, the hop profile is rather herbal and onion-y with a touch of pineapple. Going by the nose only, this beer is all IPA. The taste is mostly how it smells, very herbal hops and some skunkyness and a touch of citrus. The flavor is more IPA then black ale with a light presence of chocolate malts and caraffa although they dominate the appearance. As this beer warms, the hop flavors disappear and a smokey caramel begins to stand out as well as the 10% alcohol presence that I did not notice when it was colder. This beer isn't easy to drink but has a silky feel and full body that isn't overwhelming.

A solid imperial Black, not as up to par with Inequity or Sublimely Self Righteous but a solid example that isn't too far behind its leaders.

TwelveOunces, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of rbrefbeerman
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

rbrefbeerman, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of mjvos
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%

Poured out of a 650mL bottle dark black with a creamy tan-colored head. It dissipates quickly but leaves behind a lot of lacing in the glass.

The hops definitely emerge in the smell with more subtle grain and chocolate notes.

Thicker mouthfeel than I expected but is kind of refreshing combined with the malt balancing with the bitterness of the hops. Nothing totally stands out, but the taste is solid all around.

I have been on a mini-black IPA binge of late (totally means I've had 3 in the last few weeks) and overall this is a good one.

mjvos, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Chopman50
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Chopman50, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of Myst
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Myst, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of Pat
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Pat, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of RonnieRotten
4.5/5  rDev +19%

RonnieRotten, Mar 12, 2012
Incredible Hop Imperial Black IPA from The Fort Collins Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.