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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

214 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-27-2013 04:56:41 | More by MichPaul
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-26-2013 19:49:11 | More by Ohiovania
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jet black in color and no light is going to get through. A minimal wisp of beige foam. The hops are dominant in the aroma but there's almost a bit of a sweetness as opposed to bitterness. The taste is pretty sweet from the dark malt at the front of the palate and then followed quickly with an intense bitterness from the hops. That has some true staying power. The mouthfeel is pretty smooth with the bitterness really prickling your tongue.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 03:56:33 | More by Franziskaner
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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

poured 12oz bottle into snifter.

A - Pours a dark coffee color with some brown mixed in and big 3 finger tan head. The head fades and leaves behind rings of lacing.

S - Juicy, citrus, and earthy hops mixed with a nice roasted malt aroma.

T - Starts off with citrus hops, grapefruit bitter and earthy hop notes. Roasted and smoked malts blend in nicely. Finish is a fruity bitter.

M - Medium-full bodied with good carbonation. Feels smooth, bitter and dry.

O - Very nice Black IPA from Shorts that is on par with some of the better offerings in WI.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 02:02:02 | More by Ri0
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-16-2013 06:37:02 | More by MaddGeneral
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-13-2013 18:46:42 | More by Brewsed
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-11-2013 01:41:55 | More by gashmoney
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Alextricity

Michigan

4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 11/08/13 (?) and poured into a shaker pint. Part of a $10 Mix-a-Six at Fairway Sav-Mor in Eastpointe, Michigan.

Appearance: Crystal clear ruby black with a creamy sand colored head on top. Incredible sip-for-sip lacing. Perfect in my book.

Smell: Holy hops, they aren't fooling around with this beer. Massive pine and earthy notes, with citrus undertones. A slight roastiness, but that super hoppy smell doesn't match its dark color.

Taste/feel: More of those hops. Tastes nothing like a black ale to me until the beer reaches the middle of the mouth and on the finish, when the roasty bitterness couples with the hops. A pretty damn bitter beer, so prepare yourself. Very dry, resinous, pleasant lingering hoppiness on the finish. Medium body with a medium carbonation, making this a pretty easy drinking beer, even with the lack of balance. Tasty stuff. Additionally, is this beer seriously 5%? It feels like it could easily be about 7%. I find it incredible that this beer's ABV is what it is.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 16:43:31 | More by Alextricity
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-05-2013 22:16:16 | More by kyle86
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-02-2013 03:16:43 | More by miwestcoaster
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Massachusetts

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12-01-2013 00:22:56 | More by EtOHMD
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Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.5%

11-29-2013 06:54:31 | More by Kerrie
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-27-2013 22:57:31 | More by Moses_Malone
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-27-2013 20:47:47 | More by bob_d_j
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-27-2013 12:26:18 | More by Tracker83
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Michigan

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-26-2013 17:27:16 | More by BEERschlitz
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ygolordned

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-26-2013 02:02:32 | More by ygolordned
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PaulyB83

Michigan

3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a tulip glass

A- Pours a nice black with some light coming through on the edges. Has a high light brown head the dissipated to a thin film. Good retention on the glass.

S- Lots of dank pine with some backing of citrus and pineapple and slight roast coming through. With a big sniff I get a little of that piney hop nostril burn, nice.

T- Big hop bitterness on the front with medium level roast on the finish. Not that much of the citrus more straight up pine and bitterness. Pleasant level of bitter on the aftertaste with slight lingering roast.

M- Found this to be a bit thin for the flavor of the beer.

O- When my local bottle shop got this in a ran out and got some right away, I know that Black IPAs are best as fresh as possible if you don't was the roast to drown out the hops. There is a drastic difference between a week old Black IPA and a 2 week old one. There is a lot of flavor in this beer for being 5% and I give Short's much credit for that. One of the better examples of the style I've had.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 01:12:57 | More by PaulyB83
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Michigan

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Michigan

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-23-2013 02:23:46 | More by marcb105
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-23-2013 00:28:53 | More by Trruss1086
Bludgeon Yer Eye PA from Short's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.