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Dark Vine - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

174 Ratings
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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-02-2013 13:19:48 | More by Dizzy242
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 05:51:58 | More by DrDemento456
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-02-2013 01:00:40 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 23:34:37 | More by thecheapies
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ChrisMyhre

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-01-2013 04:11:49 | More by ChrisMyhre
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abkayak

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

11-30-2013 14:52:57 | More by abkayak
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VaporDome

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

11-29-2013 22:08:04 | More by VaporDome
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HelpMeBloody

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -22.9%

11-29-2013 19:09:06 | More by HelpMeBloody
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 03:22:50 | More by Omnium
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-26-2013 12:07:07 | More by Goldfishman
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-24-2013 23:52:25 | More by Chugs13
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

11-24-2013 22:51:27 | More by Brushkanna
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-24-2013 21:54:04 | More by BeerHunter76
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10%

11-24-2013 21:05:49 | More by itsthepleats
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Joe_Detweiler

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

11-24-2013 15:43:08 | More by Joe_Detweiler
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PJKSR02

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-23-2013 23:32:00 | More by PJKSR02
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-23-2013 22:51:07 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-23-2013 22:50:30 | More by Texasfan549
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Mr_Brewski

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-22-2013 01:15:06 | More by Mr_Brewski
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sfr26

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-21-2013 23:49:51 | More by sfr26
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-21-2013 03:04:51 | More by st9647v3
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-20-2013 21:48:40 | More by dgherm
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Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

11-20-2013 18:06:42 | More by Stevedore
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-20-2013 05:23:42 | More by Thickfreakness
Dark Vine from Ithaca Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.