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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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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This black IPA is indeed a very deep brown. I say that because as opposed to stoudts which are like black holes this BIPA has a nice ruby red reflections around the edges.
With a vigorous pour I was only able to muster about half a finger worth of foamy head thats fairly dense and I must say lingers for awhile before fading. Some lacing was left in its weak.

Aroma is weak and not the usual aggressive hop aroma I would expect. Malts are there with a sweet toasted almost roasted aspect.

Taste is balanced. Flavor is weak, not much in line of hop flavor here. There is a little bitterness here but it is balance out with the malts. Very sutle hint of roasted malts and in general seems to tilt to the brown ale side.
Thin almost watery in the mouth with some grainy courseness. This beer seems like it wants to be a souped up brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 10:37:08 | More by micromaniac129
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Pitch Black IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 749 ratings.