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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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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #50 (March 2011):

Epic lacing meets a deep golden clarity. Aroma start of juicy citrus, then to mint and then hemp seed oil; hop domination in the nose. Body fluffs from the pop of smooth carbonation. Hops are thrown down hard here. Oily resin of heep seeds to citric zest, to mild tobacco. The bitterness is stern, though the flavor rises above. Warming alcohol gives off suggestions of melon, pear, and pineapple. Quick bite of maltiness runs more bready than anything else. Hops are embedded in the palate for an extremely long linger. The name calls it as well—leans a bit harsh, but nothing a true hophead can’t handle.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2011 13:21:49 | More by BeerAdvocate
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2.95/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A - Ow damn not up to a good start the color is decent deep amber yellow but the head is all wrong, way too carbonated making over two inches of head that is way too bubbly and fades out fast.
S - Ow man its very medicinal smelling with a sour tart cherry smell and some fruity hops.
T - Pretty terrible ugh why did they bottle this? It has some hops in the finish with some balance but the overall taste is sort of sour almost infected. I may pour it out.
M - light to medium, very on par with the style.

Overall I wish this beer was more "jagged edge" on hop bitterness and not infected sourness. Please don't buy this.

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Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Cloudy orange gold with tons of head, about 3.5 fingers, big and fluffy, some of sediment on the bottom.
S - Sweet malts that give off a sour scent too, definitely astringent, grapefruit, under-ripe tart cherry, some weird spices too, some clove?
T - Extremely tart, some mild spicy traits, a hint of diacetyl, really sour grapefruit and cherry flavor.
M - Tart and clingy.
O - Bleh, this is not good at all, really weird and unbalanced IPA, too sour.

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Fascinating aroma. certainly I get plenty of floral and piney hops which is to be expected from from an IPA but I also get a chocolate scent.

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Nice looking amber orange color in the New Belgium snifter. The foam is quite admirable as well. Decent sudsy mouthfeel. This seems like another well-made brew from Black Diamond.

Bitter twang from the start. A touch of melon, then the pine, and then it's just bitter. Brewer says this has Simcoe, Centennial, and Columbus hops. Some dark toasty flavors with a sharp sensation, but a modest malty richness. Tart finish with a dark, bitter and winey grape-skin taste.

While this has some virtues, it suffers from the usual excess of hops without as much pleasure as you might hope for. The aftertaste is like grapefruit rind on the lips. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Barons Marketplace on Point Loma Blvd.

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T - Apple cider again. Definitely a west coast IPA in style with citrus hops but the "big malt backbone" lends a cloying sweetness that reminds me of all the off home brews I've made

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Jagged Edge IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.