Blacklight IPA (30th Anniversary Collaboration #1 W/ Boneyard Beer) - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Blacklight IPA (30th Anniversary Collaboration #1 W/ Boneyard Beer)Blacklight IPA (30th Anniversary Collaboration #1 W/ Boneyard Beer)

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very good

57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 04-07-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Pours two fingers of tan head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is a great mixture of roasted malt and pine.
The taste is quite simple compared to the smell: clean pine and lemon bitterness, borderline watery.
The texture is light and crisp.
Great aroma, the taste was lacking but at 4.2% ABV it's not bad.

Photo of vkv822
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz : mason jar

Pours black with deep brown edges when held to light and a thick, foamy tan head.

Huge citrusy, resiny hops with a faint roasty cocoa backing.

Taste is similar to the aroma, only rated a bit lower as it just wasn't quite as bright and in your face as the aroma.

Medim body, foamy carbonation.

A great Black IPA. A bit spendy for a bomber, but I'm glad I got to try it.

Photo of jmdrpi
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle, no date

pours a dark brown, nice thin off-white head, good head retention. nice mix of earthy hops and a mild roast. taste is okay. light toasted malt flavor, herbal hop flavors, not sure everything mixes well. body is thin to medium, softer carbonation. good mouthfeel.

the name of this beer is pushing the straight face test. okay, just not sure it all works.

Photo of mactrail
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color in the tall glass with a Very nice aroma of grapefruity hops. Pleasant sudsy mouthfeel that pumps up the low-alcohol body. Every pour give a frothy foam and that same watery refreshing mouthful.

The dark roasted malt is dark and deeply flavored, but overall it feels light on the tongue. There is an acidic tang with the hoppy aromatics. Kind of an explosion of flavor on the tongue. Brewer says this is made with Alchemy, Nelson Sauvin, Amarillo, Summer, and Citra hops. All in all, this is quite a delightful lower-alcohol brew that avoids the harshness of many "session" IPAs.

The aromatics are a pleasant citrus peel note. Thoroughly drinkable. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at QFC in the University shopping center in Seattle.

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a pint glass.

A- Poured black with white frothy head that left dense splashy lace.

S- Big pungent grapefruit, tropical, pine, and roasted malt notes.

T- Pretty pungent grapefruit and tropical fruit notes, pine, and a nice roasted malt backbone.

M- Lighter bodied, prickly carbonation, smooth, dry, and very refreshing.

O- This is the most sessionable hoppy beer I have ever had, incredible hop expression with a really nice roasted malt backbone.

Photo of flagmantho
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: extremely dark amber hue with no haze and a fairly strong effervescence. Head is nearly two fingers of pillowy tan foam. While not black, it's still a great-looking beer.

Smell: big, citrusy hops right up front, with a danker hop character underneath. There's a little caramelly malt in there, but mostly it's all about the hops. I quite like it.

Taste: surprisingly mild compared to the aroma, there's a nice base of caramel malt and a more piney, resiny hop flavor. Bitterness is strong compared to the sweetness, but not overwhelming. There's a good balance here for such a low ABV brew.

Mouthfeel: lightish body with a good carbonation and approaching a pretty good creaminess. It's hard to get great texture out of a low gravity beer like this, but I think they've done a good job for what it is.

Overall: I enjoy a good session IPA; the idea of a session American Black Ale is great. And in Blacklight, the execution is spot-on. I could quaff this all day.

Photo of stakem
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%

Thanks Kegatron for the share. Bomber into a snifter, the brew appears dark brown in color with a tan cap. The smells is deceivingly rich of fruity and floral hops. Some roasty malt comes across like coffee. The tastes is also roasted with a little carbonic touch before finishing fruity, floral and herbal with hop essence. This is light bodied and moderately carbonated. Pretty much spot on for what you would expect of a session version of a black ipa.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.8/5  rDev 0%

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thick swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, char, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a lot of nice aroma and flavors for its low ABV.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of Harvest06
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lite, with some chocolate aroma and piney hops. Not very interesting

Blacklight IPA (30th Anniversary Collaboration #1 W/ Boneyard Beer) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.