Jagged Edge IPA - Black Diamond Brewing Co.
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1.55/5 rDev -55.1%
Poured into a Delirium snifter on 8/24/12
The label is notched May 12
Mostly clear, sun-faded orange and amber. Two finger head of moderate sized bubbles. Overall retention is about a third of that. Pretty nice lace, too.
The aroma is timid and weak. Buttered biscuit, orange peel, pine needles, grass, herbs, caramel and.. anise cookies? What the hell? Sweet notes of marmalade. This is pretty much how you want your IPA not to smell.
The body is watery and thin and bringing along with it only half-hearted carbonation. The beer is somehow hot, slick and irritating. The feel is perfect to allow a plethora of schwag Morrow-tucky reminders to boil across my sense of taste. Herbal foliage, peppers, bitter orange rind rubbed in dirt. Stale biscuits and too much toasted bread. This is really bad.
This isn't worth finishing and isn't worth buying.
09-06-2012 03:06:54 | More by Ryan011235
2.13/5 rDev -38.3%
One of the more disappointing beers to ever rear its ugly head at the Bistro ipa festival. Pours out a decent looking yellow with moderate cloudiness, got me hoping it was merely hop matter floating throughout, but no. Aroma revealed no dry hopping, attempts at conveying a pine like smell.
Taste, all bitter mouthfeel, no lush green hop notes. Just terrible for something from the bay area. How about some hops man? Not just copper penny bitterness either. This was just all alcohol heat and bitterness.
This is one of the worst ipa's in California. It's also below average for the rest of the nation.
05-29-2012 20:39:32 | More by Beerandraiderfan
2.55/5 rDev -26.1%
Appears somewhat cloudy and orange colored. With a small layer of white foam.
It smells slightly citrus like, slightly metallic like and a bit floral.
There is a citrus flavor, an almost pepper flavor, and a bit of caramel sweetness in the flavor. It also has almost a yeasty taste. There is a mild bitterness that shows up in the aftertaste.
Carbonation is average for an IPA: it's about medium.
The drinkability is ok. I wouldn't mind having another one but there is nothing about this beer that would want me to drink more than one of these.
Overall not that impressive of an IPA. It's not an awful beer but it is below average for the style. I guess if you see it its worth trying but it's not a particularly good IPA.
09-12-2010 01:48:06 | More by chumba526
2.85/5 rDev -17.4%
Poured from a bottle into a tulip. 4-finger off-white tight head that stuck around for a while and left some nice lacing. Brew is a typical burnt-orange west coast IPA. Not too hazy, looks filtered.
Decent hop-forward nose; some tropical fruitiness to it but the sweetness of the malt plays a big role. Not the most aromatic IPA.
Some juicy hops but more in the bittering varietals. There is a burnt malt characteristic to Jagged Edge which gives it a roasty, almost coffee-esque quality. Not sure if this is deliberate or not. There's also a strong hit of minerality.
Mouthfeel is bitter, dry and astringent.
I think we've all had an IPA like this one. Not bad, but not very good.
09-04-2012 00:33:52 | More by dmatsui
2.95/5 rDev -14.5%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.
Tangerine liquid, nearly clear with amber highlights. A sudsy ivory finger recedes to a small head and upthrusting collar. Sticky, thin lacing coats the sides.
Acidic, herbal, vegetal aromatics suggest hops, lemon verbena, and mint vomited up by a horse.
Soapy, fruity palate entry. Potpourri, and citrus from the hops, along with an odd malt note. Somewhat perfume-like flavor profile, but not excessively artificial. Herbal, moderately dry finish.
Medium-light bodied, creamy, and well carbonated.
With all the stunning California IPAs around, this beer is best avoided.
09-12-2010 23:59:07 | More by augustgarage
2.95/5 rDev -14.5%
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.
01-20-2014 05:22:18 | More by DrDemento456
Jagged Edge IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.