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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

743 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 743
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 26
Gots: 27 | 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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cherche

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-29-2014 02:33:11 | More by cherche
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DOCRW

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-26-2014 06:37:42 | More by DOCRW
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Morockm

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-24-2014 00:26:25 | More by Morockm
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Bartos

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-16-2014 15:53:13 | More by Bartos
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ThatsThatDude

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-06-2014 16:29:30 | More by ThatsThatDude
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ArmedsouthernEr

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-05-2014 04:34:18 | More by ArmedsouthernEr
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-04-2014 04:35:33 | More by ldhughes3
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-01-2014 16:11:03 | More by rudabegga9
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-30-2013 02:33:43 | More by jhartley
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

12-25-2013 20:21:18 | More by ToddGingerich
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stoutman

Michigan

3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Love this one! Pours a dark brown, almost black color with a fluffy tan head. Roasted malt with some chocolate and hop aromas. Roasted malt, chocolate, hop, caramel, citrus and pine flavors. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Roasted malt and lightly sweet hop finish. A very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 01:20:55 | More by stoutman
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pieface22

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-22-2013 22:13:14 | More by pieface22
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anarchia

Oregon

3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Intense floral hop aroma. Pours black, almost entirely opaque, with a thin white head leaving behind a lot of lacing on the glass. Piney hops, malt character shows up more as it warms: roasty with some caramel notes. Finishes with a slightly bitter and very dry finish. The beer itself is very good and great to drink but doesn't stand out much in my neck of the woods where there are arguably too many IPAs (if such a state is possible).

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 06:06:11 | More by anarchia
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-13-2013 05:34:00 | More by XmnwildX12
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BeerGod27

South Carolina

2.53/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This was a disappointing offering. First of all I love IPAs but I've only had a few black IPAs. Second, this wasn't a bad beer but it tasted more like a porter than an IPA. Smell was dark with a slight hop aroma. Taste was smokey (like a porter) and never tasted any hops. The aftertaste was the worst. It was slick, oily and tart.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 21:16:24 | More by BeerGod27
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TheSteak22

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

12-06-2013 19:21:11 | More by TheSteak22
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spicyvelveetas

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

12-03-2013 15:54:44 | More by spicyvelveetas
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casapy

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-02-2013 05:04:58 | More by casapy
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pkenkman

Estonia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-01-2013 18:39:56 | More by pkenkman
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CJRubes

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-26-2013 23:40:05 | More by CJRubes
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msanborn

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-12-2013 19:26:11 | More by msanborn
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oilcan01

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

11-02-2013 22:59:04 | More by oilcan01
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hreb

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle dated Jun 03 13. Served in pint glass. Beer pours actually more brown than black, though totally opaque in the glass, with a medium foamy chestnut head. Aroma is decent, but more big malt brew than IPA, like a brown ale or even a coffee stout. Flavor confirms it: roasty, nutty flavors, with a strong mocha flavor. Like an overly fizzy chocolate stout. Besides the fizziness it has the thinner mouthfeel of an IPA, too. But -- not to say that this brew is too sweet -- I really don't get any particular hop character. To call this an IPA is a sham. Beeradvocate calls it American Black Ale, but this is no CDA either. Still, it's decently enjoyable for what it is, even if it misses the style guidelines.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 01:23:05 | More by hreb
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damngoode

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-01-2013 16:31:05 | More by damngoode
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Falcone

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-30-2013 01:45:09 | More by Falcone
Pitch Black IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 743 ratings.