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Dark Vine - Ithaca Beer Company

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88
very good

241 Ratings
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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A hoppy black IPA bursting with so much flavor that you might think you’re tasting double. Intensely floral nose, surprisingly light body, and strong bitter finish.

(Beer added by: MisSigsFan on 10-17-2013)
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4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark brown black color with no vision of anything. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Grapefruit, tangerine, citrus, herbal, pine, caramel, chocolate, nutty, toasted, and roasted malts.

Taste: Still little alcohol detected. So smooth and balanced. Lighter bodied than expected for a higher ABV dark beer.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, slight slight bitterness, a little chewy, and medium carbonation.

Overall: It's hard to think this beer is 9.5%. Alcohol is well hidden and this beer drinks do smooth. Will Revisit this one again.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Black as night, capped with tan foam. Impressive head retention and lacing. Aroma is of intense C-hops, very citrusy and pungent. In the background is a faint whiff of roasted malt character, a bit of char.

Big flavor, hops at the forefront. As the brewer's description states, it's got a "surprisingly light body." In a truly blind tasting, you might not notice this is a black IPA. There's some malty sweetness appropriate for a 9.5% ABV beer, but the roasted malt character is hidden by the intense hoppyness.

This a big, bold, and intense IPA, and the alcohol is well-hidden. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of metter98
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is nearly jet black in color—only faint traces of dark red are visible near the bottom of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a quarter finger high tan colored head that quickly died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts are present in the nose. Notes of dark malts and hints of pine also become noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and has flavors of dark and roasted malts along with some slight hints of pine. The roasted malts linger through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The roasted malts leaves your mouth a little dry in the finish.
O: This beer doesn't seem nearly as heavy compared to other beers in the style but still packs in lots of roasted malt flavors.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of FLima
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black color with a thin thick beige head with medium retention.
Aroma with predominant notes of sweet red grapes, mild spices, mint undertone, some citrusy, licorice and caramels.
Hoppy flavor with notes of pine, black fruits, tea bags, roasted malts, coffee beans, resin, licorice, spices and oatmeal. Dry and increasingly bitter aftertaste.
Medium to full body with mild carbonation. Alcohol of 9.5% abv is incredibly well hidden.
Flavorful, complex and robust Black IPA. Piney grapes, in two words if you will.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Dark Vine from Ithaca Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.