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Toxic Sludge Black IPA - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 18
Gots: 23 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

BCFrog, Mar 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

rkcrozier, Feb 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

kennethkearns, Feb 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

PeteRiz, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of RyanLigeia
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Cambridge House in Granby CT.

Look- Dark, just about black with a thick tan head that lasts a bit and leaves plenty of lacing.

Smell- Very sweet and more on the malt side. A little vanilla and caramel maybe.

Taste- Surprisingly hoppy, didnt expect that from the smell. A little bight from the alcohol but not in a bad way, the alcohol taste is blended in nicely.

MF- Heavy body, warmth from alcohol, decent amount of carbonation.

Overall- Unique beer, glad I tried it. It tastes like a very hoppy stout almost. I know that sounds like an oxymoron but thats the only way I can think of to sum it up.

RyanLigeia, Feb 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

ChadT89, Feb 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

rusty3335, Feb 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

pgofman, Feb 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

mdillon86, Jan 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

AlbanyIPA, Jan 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

heff316, Jan 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +35.1%

Drizd, Jan 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

wrath98, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

athenmonk, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of oberon
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Mellow in Greensboro.Poured into a stanard pint a deep cola color with a 1/2 finger tannish colored head atop.Dark roast and earthy tones with mild bitter chocolate upfront in the nose,piney hops come into play late and linger well.Dry and roasty on the palate mixing with piney hops,light bitter chocolate as well,like others have said it seems more like a hopped up porter.It's not bad but again it seems more of a porter than a IA in my opinion.

oberon, Dec 27, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -59.5%

DaveONan, Dec 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

smithmd4, Dec 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Ralphs66, Dec 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +35.1%

alamode, Dec 14, 2011
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3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Served with a black colored body and chestnut hues towards the bottom of the glass...one finger, white head retained to a ring and a wispy spider web...some lacing was left

S - Dominated by citrus hops...the roasted malt does not come out until it has a chance to warm up

T - The flavor flips around from the nose...without having a chance to warm, there is already chocolate and roasted malt notes all around...the chocolate is adding some bitterness to the beer while the hops are adding their bitter part as well...the hops are providing an earthy and fruity flavor while leaving the palate fell prickly

M - Medium bodied...oily resin, bitter with some chocolate roast coming in

O - Overall this was just another average Black IPA...not too many can hit the nail on the head...this showed a hoppy nose, but more of the roast came in to play on the palate

thain709, Dec 09, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

iemailjack, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown with a reddish hue with a thin lacing of head. The nose has notes of chocolate and faint roasted malts. The taste is very malty with notes of chocolate, caramel, and roasted malts. The hop character is light, earthy, but not on par with an IPA. It's full bodied, rich, smooth, and well carbonated.

I have been looking for this beer in my area for a while and then finally found it in an area. It's rich, delicious, smooth, but in my book not an IPA. Good nonetheless.

tdm168, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Lantern, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +35.1%

Avantyawn, Dec 02, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Amp, Nov 28, 2011
Toxic Sludge Black IPA from Blue Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.