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Pitch Black IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Pitch Black IPAPitch Black IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

724 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 724
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%


Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Originally brewed as a 2010 one-time release called W'10, now a seasonal called simply 'Pitch Black IPA'

availability: January - April
bitterness: 65 IBU
alcohol by volume: 6.5%
original gravity: 16° PLATO

Malts:
Two Row Pale, Caramel 10 L, Special Roast, Carafa Special II

Hops:
Bittering: Alchemy
Aroma: Alchemy, Cascades
Dry Hop: Cascade T-45

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 11-21-2009)
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Bfarr

Washington

3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A beer with split personality disorder. Is it a stout or an IPA? Both and neither. A deep brown color gives the initial stout impression but a light citrusy aroma is present leading one to believe it's and IPA. However, the first taste is all malt. In the middle the hops find their way to your palate and as you swallow there is a balance between the felt like hops and the viscous malts. This beer becomes more malty as you continuously sip but if you take a break, the hops become much more noticeable.

This beer definitely keeps you guessing and is a very good value. In the end, I would have preferred a more hoppy concentration in a black IPA but I can understand why this would have won a gold medal.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2010 01:43:29 | More by Bfarr
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Pitch Black IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 724 ratings.