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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

726 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 726
Reviews: 314
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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exonthebottle

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pitch black is one cool looking beer. it smells like a weak IPA not anything special but still usually hop citrus. the taste is a bit sweet and little bit syrupy like that is okay but boring no real taste from the malts either. this beer could be better but it is very drinkable and enjoyable on it's own.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2010 09:38:40 | More by exonthebottle
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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.

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Pitch Black IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 726 ratings.