Jagged Edge IPA - Black Diamond Brewing Co.
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4.97/5 rDev +44.1%
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!
06-24-2010 21:55:34 | More by RLaurel
4.5/5 rDev +30.4%
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.
05-19-2012 00:07:57 | More by schoolboy
4.38/5 rDev +27%
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.
05-10-2011 17:49:29 | More by kojevergas
4.1/5 rDev +18.8%
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.
Really good drinkability here enough taste to keep you interested yet not tiring.
05-13-2009 03:14:28 | More by Zorro
4/5 rDev +15.9%
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.
08-09-2009 03:10:00 | More by Georgiabeer
4/5 rDev +15.9%
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.
08-12-2010 16:00:05 | More by crvcac
3.95/5 rDev +14.5%
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.
06-28-2012 04:41:24 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.9/5 rDev +13%
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.
04-23-2012 03:10:40 | More by colforbin73
3.88/5 rDev +12.5%
Poured from a bottle into a tumbler-pint, the beer is a clear, vibrant, copper-orange coloring with a thin, sparse, filmy white surface coating. Aromas of wet, resiny, bitter hops with a solid caramel backbone. Smells extremely balanced. Flavors are hop forward, with a grapefruit citrus component that amplifies the resin and bitterness of the wet hops character. Roasted caramel sweet backbone helps to keep everything on an even keel, with a touch of biscuit at the end of the palate. The aftertaste is more tangy sweet, and definitely bitter, with a slick, slightly drying finish. Very solid, flavorful, and well put together IPA. Very decent.
09-04-2012 23:27:57 | More by GarthDanielson
Jagged Edge IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
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