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Black Watch IPA - Adirondack Pub & Brewery

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Black Watch IPABlack Watch IPA

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very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Adirondack Pub & Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
74 IBU

(Beer added by: TangTKE402 on 12-11-2010)
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3.4/5  rDev -13%

Kadini3, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

paulish, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of HamdenHector
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: dark brown; with a moderate pour, got a 3 finger tan head that receded slowly and unevenly; moderate lacing;

S: caramel malt and roasted grain; a little restrained;

T: mocha that morphed quickly to bittersweet chocolate that morphed quickly to smoky coffee that stayed through the finish; moderate bitterness;

M: sticky; medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: a little too much coffee for me and not enough hop flavor or aroma;

HamdenHector, Jul 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Scarfer_Brad, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

devilfluff, May 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

silverking, Apr 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Vt_beer_sampler, Apr 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

baccala, Dec 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

cestlavie, Oct 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Knapp85, Aug 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

RyFikes, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.49/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark brown color with ruby highlights and a thin, filmy, light tan surface coating. Aromas of charcoal, resiny, bitter hops, and some rich, sweet tropical fruit presence. Flavors of roast coffee in the forefront, with a touch of smoke highlighting and a deep, resiny hops presence. Light bodied and effervescent. There are some tangy touches of grapefruit and other tropical fruits at the tail end of the palate. Roasty and bitter aftertaste, with a peppery spicing. Quick, slightly filmy finish. Very strong flavored brew. Very decent.

GarthDanielson, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Fairly deep shade of woody brown, almost pitch with a 1/4 inch of opaque colored head.
S - Smells fairly hoppy, maybe a touch faded with a bit of roasted malts and chalky yeasts.
T - A bit more herbal than I expected but fairly balanced. some hoppy bitterness, then roast, then it even sticks to the palate after the sip. No chemical taste which is good. Not bad.
M - Fairly smooth somewhat chewy a great bodied black IPA.
Overall quite a tasty black IPA, worth seeking out!

DrDemento456, Apr 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

nzerbe, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

thomascj, Feb 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

phishbone23, Jan 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

twillingthenoz, Oct 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

TheRuss9585, Oct 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

mitch3114, Oct 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

nosavingsaccount, Jul 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Fahz, Jun 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

DonFrap, May 27, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with brown edges and a frothy khaki head that settles to a thick cap, leaving lots of soapy lacing. Aromas of bitter roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and strong pine resin and grapefruit hops. Really pleasant smelling Black IPA. Taste is spot-on with the nose, a nice balance between the roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee and the resinous hops. Finish is pleasantly bitter, with contributions from both the chocolate malt and the hops. Mouthfeel is smooth and fairly creamy, with a medium body and good carbonation. Overall a really nice Black IPA that holds it's own with some of the top examples of the style.

jsanford, May 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

RoryOMoore, May 05, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a near pitch black with a very delicate and light tan, 2 1/2 finger head. This brew leaves some of the stickiest lacing I've ever seen clinging onto a glass! Ruby highlights when held to the light.

S- Charcoal roasted malts and a bright orange zest hoppiness. I find Dark IPA's so unusual. It's not that I don't enjoy them, but can only pick 2 smells out of them... citrus and charred malt. No hints of caramel, yeast, wet hay, spices like most other IPA's. It's just two in your face types of smells. Burnt and fruity. It's not really horrible, just underwhelming IMHO.

T- Tastes like O.J. and Grapefruit juice that was charcoal filtered. Taste is just like the smell... a shit ton of citrusy hops, and burnt malts. No balance, nothing hidden underneath waiting for the tongue to find. To me Black IPA's are just an assault on the sences, but I do enjoy them every now and again.

M- Bitter citrus and overdone grains. Not bad, just kinda boring. You would think that with this kind of malt flavor, it would be a bit thicker.

O- Certainly not my favorite style. Black IPA's are kinda boring. I do enjoy it now and again, but it's just so overdone and underwhelming. Nothing but citrus and fired malt. Not sure I'm gonna grab this one again unless I'm charring meat and citrus on the BBQ.

Thickfreakness, Mar 09, 2012
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Black Watch IPA from Adirondack Pub & Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.