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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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Ratings: 419
Reviews: 140
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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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Dhamma73, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, some chocolate and some hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel, chocolate and maple which make this beer seem more like a brown IPA than a black one. The hops presence is mild for the style. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean for the style.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, not the best representation style, it’s a good beer but it certainly does not seem like a “Black IPA”.

TheManiacalOne, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of Mikecap
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Mikecap, Apr 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

starshockey9, Apr 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

shigg85, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of TangoJuliet
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

TangoJuliet, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of Act25
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can $3 in NYC bodega on way to ferry.

Black IPA - Toxic Sludge 7% by Bluepoint LI
They make pretty good wine east on Long Island NY.
I have enjoyed everything from this brewer so far. I wish for a better name for this beautiful beer, but they give portion of profits to sea bird refuge and rescue. Bravo!

A: Perfect, dark body, but a creamy, rich, lasting, lacing tan head. A looker 4
S: Subtle. Malt is plenty present as in any roast beer, and a fine hop overlay that is salt hay, spicy, masculine. 3.5
T: Where this beer shines best. Perfect with pizza or oysters, the ABV and body stand up well to coastal foods. More salt than sweet, plus bitter chocolate. Reminds me of the great oyster stout from Flying Dog, but this beer is bigger, and more hoppy. A bit salty boardwalk (Wood, char, targ, salt, sand, decay) but in a very good way. 4.
MF: Creamy, long, minerally, based on excellent well water. 4
O: 4
Must try, original, if you like your beers masculine. One of the best in a favorite style.

Act25, Apr 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

nebula1999, Mar 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

NHhomebrewguy, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of Mississippi
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Mississippi, Mar 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

raydas, Mar 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

blivingston1985, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

KeyWestGator, Mar 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

AOShabaz, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

shehateme, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

jayhunter357, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Loco_Joe
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Loco_Joe, Mar 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

wr3ck00n, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Tumble, Mar 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

TimHitchings, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.08/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

By and large the best thing is how it looks but that's really not a compliment. Dark with a nice light head. The smell was okay with a bit of yeast on the nose and a bit of the hops. The taste was okay with a bit of pine and then a clean finish. I found this beer to be a bit forgettable to be honest. For a black IPA it's very good, but then again it's not a style I point out to others that often. If you're a fan of the style, give it a try and you might be surprised, others may want to try something else first.

WhiteHillsStore, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

let8it8grow, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of PeterParker
2.38/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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!

PeterParker, Feb 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

BrewtalHonesty, Feb 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

DerrickW, Feb 20, 2014
Toxic Sludge Black IPA from Blue Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 419 ratings.