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Black IPA - The Fort Collins Brewery

Black IPA
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BA SCORE
85
very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 15.72%


Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JayS2629 on 09-08-2011)
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Polarslag:
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Polarslag

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-03-2013 02:36:23 | More by Polarslag
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Booner818

California

4.5/5  rDev +16%

11-17-2013 07:05:33 | More by Booner818
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IBetYouCouldUseAColdOne

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

07-08-2013 00:46:34 | More by IBetYouCouldUseAColdOne
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ralphw56

Nevada

3/5  rDev -22.7%

04-05-2013 19:01:02 | More by ralphw56
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iemailjack

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-08-2013 03:10:56 | More by iemailjack
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tziggy

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.1%

10-30-2012 04:26:09 | More by tziggy
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barczar

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown, clear with amber highlights. A solid inch head reminds me of cappuccino depth. Leaves sheets of lacing.

Aroma begins with floral hop, a hint of grapefruit pith, and undertones of coffee and roast malt. Slight nuttiness emergeso, with a hint of chocolate.

Hops steal the show, grapefruit, and a touch of pineapple dominating the roast malt profile, which shows up a bit in the bitter finish as a compliment to the hop bitterness. Apricot emerges as it warms, adding complexity. There's a hop minty flavor that furthers the onslaught, along with skunky dankness.

Body is moderate to light, with a moderate amount of carbonation and a fairly evident alcohol warmth.

Overall, one of the more hop dominant black ipas I've had. Good hop complexity, but wish the malt were more present in the flavor. Given their other offerings I'm amazed this is fort collins!

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2012 02:24:52 | More by barczar
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -22.7%

03-30-2012 20:04:21 | More by mhaugo
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SteinTilter

Florida

5/5  rDev +28.9%

03-12-2012 20:13:02 | More by SteinTilter
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myzamboni

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

02-07-2012 01:44:44 | More by myzamboni
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joelBfrasier

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-25-2011 16:40:56 | More by joelBfrasier
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JayS2629

Alabama

4.55/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours a beautiful black cola color with a creamy white head that sticks around and leaves sticky lacing that leaves walls of foam on the glass.

The aroma is of roasted coffee, cocoa, pine, and floral notes balancing things out.

A bit soapy flavored, clean and crisp with nice roasted notes, mild cocoa, pine, floral and a touch of citrus. Very tasty.

The mouthfeel is a bit fizzy, but nice and rich with medium body.

Very delcious, and nicely balanced black IPA

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2011 00:22:01 | More by JayS2629
Black IPA from The Fort Collins Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.