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Bludgeon Yer Eye PA - Short's Brewing Company

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Bludgeon Yer Eye PABludgeon Yer Eye PA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

226 Ratings
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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 6
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dudecandle on 10-19-2010)
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cates1tg, Nov 25, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

rjl910953, Nov 11, 2012
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4.6/5  rDev +19.2%

Pours a big, frothy head. Smell is super hoppy, almost as floral as their other IPA's. Color is stark black. First sip immediately reminds me of my other favorite combination of chocolate and peanut butter. This beer combines my absolute favorites of darker, more malty beers, like black ales, and hoppier, lighter beers like IPA's. The flavor attributes of both blend so well together that this may end up being one of my favorite beers overall.

techfed87, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of clint1019
4.58/5  rDev +18.7%

Appearance-Black in color with a bubbly/frothy carmel colored head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell-Has a great piney hop aroma combined with a roasty malt aroma.

Taste-Has a strong hop presence up front, followed by a roasty malt flavor, and finally it finishes with a big hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel-light bodied with not much carbonation.

Overall-This is a great example of a Black IPA. Has a nice roasty malt aroma and flavor backed by a big piney hop presence. Well done Shorts.

clint1019, Aug 09, 2011
Photo of jmich24
4.55/5  rDev +17.9%

Sniffer:

ABV is a sessionable 5%!

A: very near black in color. One finger light tan head that never completely goes away, sticky lacing.
S: Delish! Super hoppy with a nice bit of roasted malts. I want to smell this all night. Hop>Malts
T: Again Hops are outstanding, great dark roasty flavor to go with the huge hop aroma. Lingering bitterness is also a plus.
M: Medium mouthfeel seems appropriate.
O: This was far and away the best Black IPA example i have had to date. Great aroma and flavor as well a nice lingering bitterness. The low ABV (per website) is only 5% makes this brew that much more amazing! The dark malts are what puts this over the top! I am clearly in a love/hate relationship with Shorts, If they ever get the sour/infected notes out the their lineup it would all be world class!

jmich24, Aug 10, 2011
Photo of dudecandle
4.55/5  rDev +17.9%

On tap at Ashley's, Ann Arbor, MI:

A: Black body with a small off-white-to-coffee colored head, some lacing, holds well.

S/T: This black IPA brings together two wonderful sides of beer which rarely work together: a nice fresh herbal and grassy hop, plus a nice dose of coffee, smoke, and caramel. While up front, you get the bitterness of the hops, the coffee takes over on the back end with its own bitterness. The slight touch of caramel and smoke add a third level of complexity which is just not common enough in this world.

M: Medium body, somewhat creamy.

D: Great IPA with essentially a touch of stout. Not a huge hop bomb, but still a very respectable amount of hops. The flavors don't crowd each other out or create some unpleasant cacophony, but rather blend together quite nicely, with each new level of flavor developing further along the palate. I don't know how wide this is going to spread, but it should.

dudecandle, Oct 19, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Hkydad, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of hosehead83
4.48/5  rDev +16.1%

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dark brown/black in color, with a thick cloud deck of tan foam.
Aroma-Luscious boquet of piney, citrussy hops
Taste-Dark roasted malt, bakers chocolate, then onrush of piney, citrus hops that take control all the way to the tasty and tingly finish. Its your tastebuds that come away bludgeoned by the big roasty malts and full-on hop assault. A great match for a loaded burger, chili cheese fries, or a plate of hot wings. Hop-head approved!

hosehead83, Feb 10, 2014
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4.47/5  rDev +15.8%

12 oz. bottle.

Dark maple syrup to cola brown body. Small, tight-laced, light khaki brown head. Some lacing. Pungently appetizing resin and pine hop aromas up front. Some mint as well. Strong chocolate and roasted malt backing. Hints of licorice and caramel too. Very nice.

Singed malts and coffee bitterness percolate to the front. Hop bitterness builds with notes of mint, pine, Scotch tape, and maybe a hint of lime. Strong roasted malts and dark chocolate balance the hoppiness. Notes of caramel, licorice, and earthy peat also mingle in the palate. Finish is a bit dry, with lingering hop bitterness. Delicious! Medium-bodied, with a slightly chewy feel. One of the better black IPAs I've had.

alexgash, Aug 12, 2011
Photo of dirtylou
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%

on-tap, Brickhouse - Madison

from notes

appearance: served in a shaker pint, dark mahogany body, quickly dissipating tan head

smell: piney hops - very green, charred malts, roasty, smoke

taste: really great - instantly one of my favorite black ipas...lush evergreen, dark chocolate, char, smoke, burnt malts, heavy roasted dark malts.

mouthfeel: rich medium body

overall: nice

dirtylou, Aug 17, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +14.8%

12oz bottle gifted my way by jale (thanks Jim!). This pours dark brown-black with a finger or so of tan foam.

Not being a big fan of Black IPAs, I was surprised to find this smells really nice. A nice mix of roasted malt and intensely piney hops. Reminds me a little bit of HF James, I'd say this is definitive. It all comes through in the flavor too, pine needles and citrus, toasted/roasted malts and a bitter but flavorful aftertaste. No real sweetness anywhere, but not overly bitter either.

I could go for a few more of these, this is probably my favorite of the style. Recommended!

TurdFurgison, Sep 21, 2011
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Bludgeon Yer Eye PA from Short's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.