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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

156 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.49%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: Zorro on 05-13-2009

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Photo of AngusOg
3/5  rDev -13%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Jonny41
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of dav2080
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of kshizzle101
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A - dark range in color with a 2 inch head. Very bubbly as well

S - Grapefruit and pine hops with a hefty malt smell as well

T - Very piney, grapefruit as well. The booze hides pretty well for a 7.3% brew. A good amount of malt as well but also a metallic aftertaste

M - A little thin for this kind of beer, Pretty good carb.

Overall - A decent beer. Nothing spectacular

Photo of tacoboat
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of shand
3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jagged Edge IPA pours out a slightly hazy orange color with two fingers of head. The aroma is very nice, citrus hops, caramel malt, and a nice pine edge. The taste is a bit less satisfying, as the caramel malts run the show, the hops just provide a bit of supporting pine bitterness around the edges. The mouthfeel seems a bit too thin for the malts power, and the drinkability is solid. A good malt forward IPA.

Photo of slim2043
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jtd335
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of brandonati
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of cycoduck
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of PhantasIPA
3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank this brew from a bottle. It pours a cloudy, golden, amber color and has about a 1/2 inch head. It has great lacing.

The smell is subtle, almost boring. It is not hoppy, piney or sweet; it is not really powerful at all.

The brew does have a nice taste to it. More sweet then bitter, meaning the malts outweigh the hops . It has balance - balance is not always easy to achieve and when it happens it usually indicates a well brewed beer. I like the taste, even though I expected more bitterness and hoppiness. I think the sweetness of the malts really mutes the hops.

Mouthfeel is really nice! The malts make for a sweet and smooth drink and the hops create enough bitterness to make you thirsty and drink more! haha

Overall it is good. I think if I were the marketing manager I would have advertised the malts more than the hops, but it is a good beer, worth a try. Not my favorite but glad I bought it and had the opportunity to drink it.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of Brad007
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

Photo of TequilaTom
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of johnnnniee
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.

Photo of Ryan011235
1.57/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

Jagged Edge IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.