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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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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 17:46:22 | More by StonedTrippin
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tbone1384

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-09-2012 14:58:53 | More by tbone1384
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gpogo

California

3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 06:04:39 | More by gpogo
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sevenmoist

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14%

10-12-2012 23:25:04 | More by sevenmoist
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-19-2012 16:25:27 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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Maseitz

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

09-16-2012 23:05:46 | More by Maseitz
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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."

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 17:00:16 | More by RblWthACoz
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

08-07-2012 00:28:23 | More by thinwhiteduke
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twkirkby

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-04-2012 23:24:21 | More by twkirkby
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Kharkov

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

07-26-2012 20:49:36 | More by Kharkov
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-21-2012 16:57:27 | More by hiphopj5
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2012 04:32:14 | More by kylehay2004
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fisherbray

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

06-14-2012 03:33:40 | More by fisherbray
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xHopHeadx

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +19%

05-21-2012 04:05:14 | More by xHopHeadx
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +32.3%

04-28-2012 07:44:39 | More by CEDAMA
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flayedandskinned

California

5/5  rDev +32.3%

04-24-2012 02:31:50 | More by flayedandskinned
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Brewsed

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +19%

04-18-2012 19:06:00 | More by Brewsed
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-13-2012 00:33:33 | More by jsurfs82
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2012 01:01:23 | More by TwelveOunces
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rbrefbeerman

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-03-2012 01:42:19 | More by rbrefbeerman
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mjvos

New Mexico

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 03:28:21 | More by mjvos
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Chopman50

California

3/5  rDev -20.6%

03-24-2012 02:13:42 | More by Chopman50
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Myst

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-23-2012 02:13:11 | More by Myst
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Pat


3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-16-2012 02:27:37 | More by Pat
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RonnieRotten

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +19%

03-12-2012 21:13:00 | More by RonnieRotten
Incredible Hop Imperial Black IPA from The Fort Collins Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.