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Jagged Edge IPA - Black Diamond Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

144 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.74%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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Photo of RLaurel
4.97/5  rDev +43.6%

Of all the beers the Black Diamond Brewery produces, this is my favorite. It quenches my afternoon thirst & is reasonably priced.

It has consistent clarity with with a caramel color evenly throughout the brew and a light hop quality to the smell. It has low carbonation and tastes fantastic at room temperature. It has a light hop taste, but no bitter after taste. It tastes wonderful in my mouth & flows down very smoothly.

Perhaps it is my admiration for IPA beverages, which I believe is dominated by a west coast preference, but this is the standard which I gauge all others. Maybe because it is a reference I can readily return to. The brewery is within my neighborhood.

If you can, give this brew a try. If you enjoy slightly dark, but lightly hopped beverages with a thirst quenching quality, I think you will enjoy this one!

RLaurel, Jun 24, 2010
Photo of GuyIncognito
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

GuyIncognito, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of GrantBrennan
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

GrantBrennan, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of schoolboy
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Excellent. This is a near perfect middle of the road AIPA. It would be over the top for other styles, but as an AIPA, it's middle of the road.

It immediately has a hoppy aroma and a beautiful color and head, The taste matches as an easy drinking aipa.

Besides looking, smelling and tasting as it should, it is strong and reasonably priced. All A's by me.

schoolboy, May 19, 2012
Photo of TheMultiYeast
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

TheMultiYeast, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
4.38/5  rDev +26.6%

Served from a bottle into an An Brainblasta goblet in the Porterhouse Dublin Central. Reviewed from notes. Note that IPAs are usually my least favourite style, so it says a lot when I really like one.

A: Two finger head of decent cream and thickness, but worse retention. Hazy yellow colour.

Sm: Citrus fruit ester, pale bittering hops, and barley. Medium strength scent.

T: Lovely weiss body with citrus ester lacing. Heavy grapefruit. Lovely build and balance, though nothing like a standard IPA build. It's bold and I quite fancy it.

Mf: Nicely wet and smooth, but dry enough for an IPA. Brilliantly handled.

Dr: You could pound it all night and never know it was 7.5% ABV. Lovely, and I hate the style usually.

kojevergas, May 10, 2011
Photo of snohojimbo
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

snohojimbo, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of David_Knows_Beer
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

David_Knows_Beer, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of cycoduck
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

cycoduck, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of Zorro
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%

From the label 75 IBUs and 16° Plato and 7.3% Alc/Vol this is a different beer from the regular IPA.

Darkly colored for and IPA, deep orange color I could call this copper colored near where brown starts. Small with head that doesn't last but doesn't quite go away either.

Both malty and hoppy. Malt is light honey and not especially complex. Pine and cedar hop scents with some lemon, this doesn't have much of a grapefruit scent. The cedar scent is a bit unusual for a beer and it was hard to place at first.

Starts out sweet with a flash of cedar wood with a sweet tea aftertaste. Pretty smooth don't know where the 75 IBUs went. Mildly bitter and that cedar taste never quite ever goes away. Alcohol is completely hidden.

Good mouthfeel.

Really good drinkability here enough taste to keep you interested yet not tiring.

Zorro, May 13, 2009
Photo of jdelenikos89
4.04/5  rDev +16.8%

jdelenikos89, Saturday at 05:38 AM
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

ROGUE16, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of jaidenjb
4/5  rDev +15.6%

jaidenjb, May 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Jonny41, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of bpasquini
4/5  rDev +15.6%

bpasquini, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of verdict603
4/5  rDev +15.6%

verdict603, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Pours amber with a tall, rocky head that leaves some decent lacing. The nose exhibits lots of citrus, particularly tangerine, and a good dose of sweet malt as well. Clean and pure smelling. The taste is pretty solid. Nicely balanced sweet malt and citrusy hops with a slight graininess as well. Tastes fresh. Medium bitterness and a medium body in the both. Not bad at all, and I've only seen these in bottles recently.

Georgiabeer, Aug 09, 2009
Photo of JHendu
4/5  rDev +15.6%

JHendu, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

StaindProject86, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of tizride
4/5  rDev +15.6%

tizride, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of crvcac
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Had this beer on tap at Tonys Darts Away in north Hollywood. Browsing through the beer list in the ipa section I stumbled across this gem from black diamond brewing company ( no pun intended). Deep rich golden hue. Unsure as to what hop varietals were utilized however, smelled characteristic or pacific north west hops. Citrus and pine resonate. Tastes much like it smells. A very well balanced beer from a brewery I'll be sure to look after in the near future.

crvcac, Aug 12, 2010
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

dmorgan310, Jul 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

MarvinSnyder, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev +14.2%

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight malt finish. There is a medium amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice set of aromas and flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of colforbin73
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%

FRESH CHECK? this bottle had J F M A M J J A S O N D on the side and F was etched out, so i am assuming this was born in february, not slated to die in february... ?

pours a rich IPA amber, cloudy, little foam.

the smell is pleasant and grassy, a decent hop aroma.

the taste is dry, bitter, grassy with a good malt flavor -- not sure what they use, but they got a lot of flavor out of the pale malt.

good carbonation and bitterness. this is not my GOTO IPA but it is a good choice.

colforbin73, Apr 23, 2012
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Jagged Edge IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.