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Pitch Black IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Pitch Black IPAPitch Black IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

749 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 749
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 26
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
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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BigRedN

Nebraska

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The beer is, naturally, black in color. My pour produced a nice thick light tan head about 1 inch in height. The head has some good staying power, remaining a solid cover on the liquid, and left good, thick, lacing down the glass.

Smell: A solid mix of malt and hop aromas. Seems like an even balance of roasted malt (burnt cocoa and roasted nuts) with some piney and citrus hop aromas.

Taste: The taste follows along with the scent. It begins up front with the roasted malt (taste same as the scent except it is perhaps more coffee bean than roasted nut). There is a strong hop bitterness on the finish that lingers on the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body with a low carbonation. A bit of a slick oiliness on the tongue as well.

Overall: I am not overly familiar with a "Black IPA". Listed here as an American Black Ale. This has a good balance of malt and hop, both in ample quantities. Purchased a 4-pack on "close-out" for $3; well worth that price.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 03:57:53 | More by BigRedN
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Pitch Black IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 749 ratings.