Pitch Black IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by Lauthaha:
3.85/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass.
Appearance: Beer is, true to its label, pitch black. Slight mahogany tones are also present when held to the light. Head is a sturdy, creamy tan, and dimples heavily as it recedes. Very interesting to watch. Once dissolved, it leaves a marginal ring around the glass and a light foam on the surface.
Smell: Very robust, with a pronounced ester aroma. The malt mixes very well with the hops to create a toasty, buttery-sweet and bitterly-herbal masterpiece. Butterscotch, fresh-cut grass, maybe even some lemon? A lot going on here, and it's all really, really good.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Well, I've got mixed feelings. Beer is medium- to heavy-bodied, fairly oily on the tongue. Taste is mainly of alcohol. Some slight toastiness, but not a lot of sweetness; some obscure bitterness, but not a lot of flavor. What's happening? Aftertaste is much of the same, kinda like chewing on somewhat tasty wood.
Overall: Can't say it's a bad beer, but it certainly didn't meet my expectations for it. Oh well, no more WBBCPBIPAs for me any time soon.
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2011 23:43:42 | More by Lauthaha
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United Kingdom (England)
3.7/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A: Impenetrable black body. Dense beige head.
S: Bathwater and orange rind hoppiness. Very nice.
T: Dry and slightly smokey. No particularly analogous flavours. As it warms it becomes slightly dank and muddy, which improves it. Has some subtle chocolatey espresso like quality.
M: Slightly too much fizz.
O: Hmm. No quality issues, just not a delicious beer. Nice perfumey hoppy nose but the flavour is dry and boring. Black IPA? Surely it's just a porter. Not the best offering I've had from this brewery.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 08:32:45 | More by Hoppsbabo
Pitch Black IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 742 ratings.