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Dark Vine - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

275 Ratings
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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10%
Wants: 4
Gots: 26 | 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:
Beer added by: MisSigsFan on 10-17-2013

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.
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Such a deep dark brown with just a 1/4 inch of mocha head that fizzes out to just a mild mocha ring.
S - Smells piney and roasty with not much bitterness to the nose. It smells mild at this point not sure when bottled.
T - Ah there it is the touch of acidic hops I expected. Mild with not too much overwhelming bite but constant with every sip. Malty edge of burn hops and coffee roasts with just a bit of bitterness on the back palate. Its quite good.
M - Wow where is the ABV? It does hit you pretty hard but doesn't drink like it. God I love when that happens.

Overall I was quite impressed with this beer not too bitter or roasty very balanced reminded me of the 15th stone Black IPA but less bitter. Worth picking up paid 3 bucks for the single.

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3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks very dark brown with super thick lacing from what was a nearly two-fingered head that fell and left all sorts of appealing designs in its wake.

Zesty citrus peel, pine, hearty roast, punchy dryness; all in the nose. Has the freshness of a young and good black ale. Definitely 'IPA' with that thinner crispness, never letting the maltiness get a grip. Earthy and citrusy hoppiness that falls into a nice balance.

Very hoppy with a spry citrus note that goes wild with pithy orange and grapefruit. Wet and round, yet roasty, but hop leaf is big and primary. Almost vegetal. The crackery malts do have an unsweet chocolate flavor. Some strange tinny orange flavor that carries through to the finish and beyond with some mild astringency.

The feel is okay, but light. Dark Vine is a little heady, too. The body has some swish to it, and the carbonation doesn't let down at all, if not, it's brushy and rough.

Dark Vine is a good black IPA. It's not a bad pick.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Extremely dark brown in color a finger of off white head, little lacing.
S - Decent to the nose, mild roasted malt, alcohol, baking chocolate, licorice, some papaya, grapefruit, pine.
T - Too extreme. First off its way too boozy, bad job at hiding the alcohol, very astringent and soapy. Some darker fruit flavors, fig, a little papaya. There is so much abrasive bitterness here its overwhelming when paired with the booze. Almost imparts a spicy quality.
M - Too much bitterness, burn, and soapy texture.
O - One of the worst Black IPA's I've ever had. Its too extreme and unbalanced, there's so many undeveloped flavors here too. What a shame, considering how amazing The Creeker turned out to be.

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Dark Vine from Ithaca Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.