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Jagged Edge IPA - Black Diamond Brewing Co.

Jagged Edge IPAJagged Edge IPA

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BA SCORE
79
okay

130 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 130
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.99%


Brewed by:
Black Diamond Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 05-13-2009)
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Reviews by Nugganooch:
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Nugganooch

California

3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Edited from May/June 2011:
-Fresh sample provided by piercival, who works at Black Diamond, read my original review and responded.
A+ in customer service!

Pours that golden caramel color pale with a perfect 2-finger white head. Nice fruity floral nose. Clean and vibrant with citrus. Taste is a nutty caramel and biscuit malt base with a bright peppery hop bite that is citrus and pine with some considerable spiciness. Clean bitterness overall. Light creamy texture.
*No distinct off metallic taste or sourness noted.
Still falls a bit short in terms of wow factor but a much better go at this one.

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Original Review: 3.5 Overall - C

Excited to see this brewery now distributing in SoCal, I grabbed a 6'er from the store only to realize later the bottle by date was Dec. 2010. I called the brewery to confirm and they stated their beers have a 6 month shelf life. I should have known better. May have to revisit this review if/when I can find some fresher samples.

A: Poured into my pint glass, it portrays a true golden straw pale color with a tiny near- white head that didn't care to stick around very much. Moderate lacing.

S: Dominant with sweet malt aromas and a very distinct earthy grass and pine hop profile. Picking up some slight sour yeasty notes as well.

T: This one falls more on the side of the malt forward IPA with some English-style biscuity malt and caramel accents present. However it does have a nice resinous pine hop profile with some apparent puckering to the palate from the overall bitterness. Thank the lord if it werent for that this one would never hold up. I pick up some slight citrus notes but the fruity esters really come through from the yeast. Almost has a sweet and sourness effect to it that doesnt really work here. I am getting a definite metallic aftertaste as well which has me concerned.

M: Mouthfell is okay with some decent balance between the stickiness across the tongue and creamy textures that finish rather dry and somewhat astringent.

D: Not bad for an IPA coming in over 7%ABV where the alcohol is not even present. I am thinking this could be a decent brew fresh of the taps but I just couldn't get over the sweet and sour combo with the rusty tin-like aftertaste I was getting.

I really wanted to enjoy this beer and embrace yet another Cali brewery but I dont think the IPA over 3-months on the shelves is doing it any justice here. Too many off flavors to have any type of wow factor and make me want to purchase this one again. I am hoping for, Black Diamond's sake, fresher will be a different story.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 22:19:05 | More by Nugganooch
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Jagged Edge IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
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