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Toxic Sludge Black IPA - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Toxic Sludge Black IPAToxic Sludge Black IPA

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402 Ratings
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Ratings: 402
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 16
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
While birds of a feather stick together, their wings should not. We blew our cap seeing images of oilslick seabirds and thinking about what may happen to more of our fine, feathered-friends as they migrate south this fall, so we hatched this flighty idea for a specialty brew called 'Toxic Sludge'.
All of the proceeds will benefit Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research's "Spreading Our Wings" campaign and their efforts to build a Wildlife Response Annex. To learn more, please visit: www.tristatebird.org
In times of crisis (like this) we figure you can either hibernate or participate.
Try this tasty, dry-hopped Black IPA, it's as smooth as water off a duck's back. So everytime you drink one, please let out a loud squawk in honor of our beautiful, beaked brethen.
We hope you can dig deep in your hearts (and pockets) to help support the effort.
Be Well,
Mark & Pete

(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-04-2010)
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ThatsThatDude

New York

1/5  rDev -73%

01-06-2014 17:06:45 | More by ThatsThatDude
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KatherineSDey

Virginia

1/5  rDev -73%

01-03-2013 23:59:02 | More by KatherineSDey
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DaveONan

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -59.5%

12-23-2011 02:00:28 | More by DaveONan
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chefduff2

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.9%

01-06-2013 00:47:14 | More by chefduff2
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jriggins6

Colorado

2/5  rDev -45.9%

12-17-2012 14:05:12 | More by jriggins6
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PeterParker

New Jersey

2.38/5  rDev -35.7%

Pours dark reddish brown with a finger of head that vanishes without a trace. While dark for an IPA, I would not consider this black.

Subtle hop aroma first, followed by some malt hints, and a tiny bit of pine at the end. May be detecting some Belgian yeast too?

This may just be too cold since it's right out of the fridge, but this is very lackluster. Not really getting anything discernible except an iota of yeast and a basic hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Extremely underwhelming. Definitely need to give this some time to warm up.

Thin with medium carbonation.

I'm going to let this warm up, but as of now it leaves much to be desired. This is my issue with cans. It's too cold to taste!

02-25-2014 02:37:20 | More by PeterParker
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kneeland

North Carolina

2.4/5  rDev -35.1%

Toxic sludge is a perfect name for this. This is a very thick IPA, which does not interest me very much.

It is very dark, a whole lot of head with a cream color. Aroma of grassy, garlic-like hops and roasted malt, also some burnt popcorn. It was just way too much.

FYI.... Blue Point will donate 100% of net proceeds from Toxic Sludge to Delaware-based Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research to fund their Spreading Our Wings Campaign and long term efforts to build a Wildlife Response Annex.

10-25-2010 15:25:53 | More by kneeland
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Hophead21

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

11-16-2013 03:01:17 | More by Hophead21
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HisBoyElroy

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

05-28-2013 22:56:47 | More by HisBoyElroy
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John_Squires

New York

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

12-25-2013 02:54:40 | More by John_Squires
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

01-06-2014 16:19:22 | More by Brushkanna
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wedge

North Carolina

2.69/5  rDev -27.3%

Pours a dark chestnut with a large, slowly deflating head of dense foam. Vaguely hoppy aromas backed by some chocolaty roasted malt. The hops are primarily of the floral, grassy, leafy variety...the more it warms, the more bittersweet, dark chocolate takes over. Tastes of grassy, dried fruit, earthiness, cocoa, and molasses. The malt seems thinner here and there's not enough hop flavor to justify the bitterness. The cryptic code on the bottom of the can isn't a clear date, so I have no idea how fresh this is. There's something sort of amateur homebrew-ish about this that's pretty disappointing.

03-21-2013 00:59:26 | More by wedge
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suckaj

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

08-03-2014 18:20:11 | More by suckaj
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

09-14-2013 01:33:18 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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sendbeer

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

03-25-2013 01:42:48 | More by sendbeer
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lupercmda

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

08-09-2012 00:40:54 | More by lupercmda
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PJF12866

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

09-26-2012 02:21:53 | More by PJF12866
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BMart

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

05-13-2013 17:04:06 | More by BMart
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garuda

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -20.8%

A - Black, with a sizeable off white head that has great retention, but little lacing.

S - Roasted malt dominates with an underlying sweetness, with only a touch of earthy pine hops.

T - Little hop presence again with the roasted malt in the forefront. Finishes with a stronger hop presence than in the aroma, and with a dark chocolate/pine bitterness through the aftertaste.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation. Smooth across the palate and finishes clean.

D - Misses the mark as an IPA, since it has little hop character in smell and taste. This came across more as a hoppy porter/stout, but still drinks fairly well.

11-16-2010 21:41:18 | More by garuda
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Zodijackyl

Connecticut

2.95/5  rDev -20.3%

22oz bomber with no freshness date.

Dark pour, nearly black with a very dark reddish tinge and a light creamy head that sticks to the glass in clumps, not rings. Aroma of smoky malt and dominant tree hops.

Flavor is a mix of bitter hops and smoked malt, mostly barley and wheat. Body has a dark character in addition to the malt , or chocolate (dark cocoa). The bitterness of the body and added chocolate mix well, but the malt is a bit lacking in respect to the cocoa and hops.

Feel is dry and retains some of the dry texture of cocoa powder. Too dry and bitter to drink heavily, though it is alright. I am quite disappointed in this, especially for a bombered IPA from Blue Point.

10-24-2010 01:12:30 | More by Zodijackyl
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -18.9%

02-06-2013 01:18:27 | More by woodchipper
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iemailjack

Florida

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-09-2011 17:08:51 | More by iemailjack
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Roguer

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -18.9%

04-27-2014 00:36:46 | More by Roguer
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ewright

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.9%

11-16-2011 02:19:28 | More by ewright
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.9%

05-10-2013 22:07:27 | More by mikeburd1128
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Toxic Sludge Black IPA from Blue Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.