Dark Vine - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

281 Ratings
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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.95%
Wants: 5
Gots: 28 | 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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4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours almost completely opaque save for some mahogany hues at the edges of the glass. Sports a tan head of foam that is tall, thick and lasting. Leaves outrageous rings of lace and a thick cap and ring.

The nose on this is terrific. This one smells like a stout with a bold roasted malt character, coffee, a bit of chocolate and a sweet underpinning. It has a bright hop floral and and plenty of earth. No alcohol on the nose. Some orange to the delight of the nose as it warms.

The taste on this one comes right up to a stout. it has an intense roasted malt character. Blackened but not burnt. It has coffee and a bit of sweetness that makes it rich. There is a texture to the mouthfeel and it's not smooth at first it's grainy, then it's smooth. The hop bitter and the bold roast flavors come together for a lingering bitter that has a life all it's own. The malt is a little nutty in the drink after it warms and the alcohol creeps on to the nose. There is a warmth to the drink that you don't really notice until the glass is half empty. Light taste of orange or tangerine permeates the drink and adds a delightful light flavor to all the darkness. The hops and their tremendous floral keep it uplifted and bright.

This one came so close to a stout but the malt stopped just short of heavy enough to be considered a stout. It stayed supple and smooth even amidst all the taste texture of the roasted qualities. You might never guess that it's almost 10% abv.

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Dark Vine from Ithaca Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.