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Jagged Edge IPA - Black Diamond Brewing Co.

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Jagged Edge IPAJagged Edge IPA

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BA SCORE
79
okay

140 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | 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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2012 04:41:24 | More by UCLABrewN84
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -13%

11-15-2011 17:56:49 | More by nmann08
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

10-26-2013 20:51:58 | More by jaydoc
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GRG1313

California

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

05-25-2013 06:45:08 | More by GRG1313
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -13%

09-02-2013 17:32:53 | More by JAHMUR
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a snifter, beer is slightly over carbonated. Big white head, three fingers, heavy carbonation, yellow and clear with moderate to high carbonation. Really nice retention.

All pine and malt. Strong aroma, a little medicinal.

Beer is very bitter, thin to medium in body, a medicinal lead off, an odd off flavor is present in the front half, the beer gives way to a decent palate and bitter and a decent finish. Not a repeat for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 05:13:20 | More by drabmuh
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appears a pale copper orange color with a bright white head forming thick with speckled lacing left behind in my glass. Aroma has some onion like Summit notes with a nice citric grapefruit hop nose. Flavor explodes with grapefruit rind citrus notes and a heavy garlic onion notes bursting through the hop profile sweet malts balance it all out not overtly so but there's a long lasting earthy vegetable like flavor. Mouthfeel has a resinous oily hop texture with even flowing carbonation, probably medium bodied if I had to choose how thick it is. Overall an interesting well spirited hopped up West Coast IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 08:05:42 | More by WVbeergeek
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mactrail

Washington

3.31/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 05:21:08 | More by mactrail
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GClarkage

California

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

07-07-2014 00:07:44 | More by GClarkage
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kojevergas

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 17:49:29 | More by kojevergas
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Zorro

California

4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2009 03:14:28 | More by Zorro
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2009 03:10:00 | More by Georgiabeer
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Wasatch

Utah

3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice two-finger foamy white head, with lots of sticky lacing to follow. The nose is hoppy, malty, with some citrus. The taste is hoppy, with some malt notes, nice little citrus note. Medium body. Drinkable, not a bad brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2009 22:52:35 | More by Wasatch
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

04-05-2013 02:51:07 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.13/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2012 20:39:32 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

05-28-2014 23:17:16 | More by Latarnik
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Brad007

Vermont

3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden amber with a thin head into my glass. Looks like an IPA and hopefully will taste like one, etc.

Piney hops greet the nose followed by buttered bread malt. Mmm. Nom nom. That's a relief so far.

Ditto on taste. Piney hops coat the mouth, obscuring the malt at the same time. Well, it is an IPA.

Lingering piney hops and some buttery malt. Love the bite of the hops. Makes it a worthwhile purchase.

Check it out.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 00:02:26 | More by Brad007
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: copper orange with a 1 finger off white head

smell: citrus, grass, hops, caramel, malts

taste: malty, grass hops, some alcohol burn, sweet, dry bitter finish

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: it's alright nothing special. glad to try another brewery. better IPA's are out there.

Cheers,l
The CPJ

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 18:59:24 | More by THECPJ
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +15.9%

07-31-2012 00:29:57 | More by dmorgan310
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-28-2013 23:03:13 | More by GraduatedCashew
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 23:27:57 | More by GarthDanielson
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A new arrival to NH, the notches on the side indicate July 2012, is that a bottled on or exp date?
Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a huge white head that shows great retention and moderate lacing. The aroma is mostly garlic and green onions. Maybe there's a hint of bready malt, but its really hard to find. The flavor follows the aroma really well. I get lots of vegetative onion and garlic hop flavor with just a hint of sweet bready malt that is struggling to find a voice. The finish holds a bit of licorice and more of the garlic long after every sip. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a light syrup resinous mouthfeel. Intense vegetative hop aroma and flavor, but this seems to lack any complexity. I could drink this, but wouldn't seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 02:01:43 | More by johnnnniee
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 05:22:18 | More by DrDemento456
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illidurit

California

3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Parish Publick House in Santa Cruz. Dark gold color with a nice lasting cap of white head. Lots of thick lacing. Aroma is pretty weak. Lots of pale malt, some citrus, and a dash of grassy and earthy hops. Flavor is toasty and malty with a grassy grapefruity hoppiness. Lightly bitter but too malty overall.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2009 07:07:58 | More by illidurit
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-14-2011 23:33:08 | More by ROGUE16
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Jagged Edge IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.