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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
85
very good

784 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 784
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 28
Gots: 35 | 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:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 11-21-2009

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
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Ratings: 784 | Reviews: 316
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.05/5  rDev +6.9%

A 22 ounce bomber poured into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance - Pitch black (no surprises there). A dense, lumpy, tan head. Very good stickage. A very handsome beer.

Smell - Toasty. Bittersweet chocolate. Faint hop aroma.

Taste - Toasted malt followed, quickly, by bakers chocolate. Being an IPA, the hops are present but they are masked, somewhat, by the initial flavors that I spoke of. The beer has a sweet yet dry finish.

Mouth - Slick. Tart. Fizzy. In a word; BIG!

Overall - There is a lot going on here. This is a bold, complex beer that is not for the faint of heart. Strangely, the beer reminds me, a little, of a good German Dopplebock. Pop open a Bomber and enjoy!

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Unfortunately, I had this after a 97 BA Imperial Black IPA from Uinta. Maybe that is just unfair. I mean it is okay, but nothing special. Flat. No malty sweetness. No Hops to speak of. Minimal head and lacing. Kind of bland. Not saying it is not a drinker. It does go down rather smooth with no noticeable characteristics. That's the problem, it is just too middle of the road, which should appeal to those who like bland beers. Just won't be on my buy list again.

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Pitch Black IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 784 ratings.