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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

755 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 755
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 27
Gots: 31 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 755 | Reviews: 313 | Display Reviews Only:
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-23-2014 04:36:03 | More by dpgoblejr
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bschinelli

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-20-2014 14:12:04 | More by bschinelli
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DerrickW

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-20-2014 01:17:16 | More by DerrickW
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tylerstravis

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-17-2014 05:10:50 | More by tylerstravis
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a0lbudman

Alabama

4.06/5  rDev +6.8%

A-black with a brown head that leaves a good lace
S-light roast with a hint of caramel malt and light hops
T-caramel malt and roasted taste mixed with a light hop taste that leaves you with the same aftertaste, yet it has a tad more hop bitterness
M-medium bodt and medium carbonation
O-has a great mix of hops and roasted malt that does not overpower you and leaves me wanting more

02-17-2014 01:36:27 | More by a0lbudman
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-15-2014 22:31:08 | More by fredmugs
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timoteo833

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-14-2014 00:06:02 | More by timoteo833
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Swaino

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-11-2014 03:18:44 | More by Swaino
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mercysbane

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-08-2014 23:44:28 | More by mercysbane
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metter98

New York

3.69/5  rDev -2.9%

A: The beer is close to being jet black in color—when held up to a bright light, traces of reddish amber are noticeable along with a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high dense tan head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark and roasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and has additional hints of citrusy hops and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation and a slight amount of crispness.
O: This beer drinks very easily although it seemed like it would have been better if the aromas and flavors were a little stronger.

02-07-2014 03:39:00 | More by metter98
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-04-2014 14:38:39 | More by jaydoc
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Willi_BW

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-02-2014 23:17:25 | More by Willi_BW
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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%

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.

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%

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).

12-13-2013 06:06:11 | More by anarchia
Pitch Black IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 755 ratings.