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Narconaut Black IPA - Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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Narconaut Black IPA
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88
very good

50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 7.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
American Black I.P.A. brewed with Pilsner malt and a variety of dark specialty malts. Seven different hops were used. Dry-hopped with Nugget & Sauvin hops.

(Beer added by: kingcrowing on 04-09-2010)
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Reviews by duracell:
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3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at American Flatbread.

Pours a pitch black color with a super creamy head which sticks nicely to the glass. A lot of hoppy flavors going on in there! Piney and grassy to the smell. Strong bitterness kick on the palate upfront. Finishes with a roasted malt dryness that lingers. Quite an experience for the palate with the bitter/dry feeling. This black IPA is bold, might not be loved by many but I overall liked its stong character.

duracell, Oct 21, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

64oz growler poured into a Duvel tulip.

Pours a very dark brown, almost black, theres a small light brown head that fades really quickly. Nose is sweet and malty, it's got some nice juicy fruity hop notes as well.

Mouthfeel is good, carbonation is a bit low but it's held up well in the growler. There is a grainy taste in it that I get in all Black IPAs, but it's well covered by the fruity hop flavors. Earlier batches smelled much more heady & dank but this has a much more subdued note, it's bitter but not over the top. Very well done.

kingcrowing, Dec 25, 2010
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

williamjbauer, Oct 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

acurtis, Sep 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Kinsman, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Ajlvt, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler received in a nice trade with Brad007... Thank a bunch amigo..

Pours with a dark tan head.. good retention.. the brew is close to black but not quite.... a very pretty clear deeep dark brown.

Nose is everything a Black IPA should be.. piney hops and a nice roasty element.. hints of cocoa.. very good.

Flavor mirrors the nose... citrus hops and pine battle it out among the roasted malts... despite the battleground, this one is well integrated and delivers nicely.

Body was a lite/medium with pretty descent carbonation given the cross country jostling..

I would buy this often if available to me.. The Boise crew really dug it too. Cool trade Brad.. let's do it again.

4/4/4.5/4/4.5

JohnGalt1, Feb 25, 2011
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4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Blackback Pub in Waterbury, VT.

Pours a dark, almost opaque black into a Hill Farmstead over-sized wine glass. One finger off-white head. Good sticky lacing all down the glass.

The aroma is floral hops, pine, and burnt malts.

The taste is much the same- very strong pine, floral, and grassy notes provided by the hops. The malts taste less burnt than they small, very roasty nonetheless. Very bitter. Maybe some slight vanilla flavors as well.

Creamy, smooth mouthfeel. Low carbonation.

A winner. Actually liked it a little better than James, the other black IPA I had this day, from Hill Farmstead.

GreesyFizeek, Mar 29, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at American Flatbread; served in a tulip.

Beer is black, with a 1.5+finger head that stays fluffy and leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smells like orange-zest and pine, with more and more chocolate roasted character as it warms.

Taste is bitter roasted malt with a good amount of citrus hops present. Both a malty and hoppy beer. The roasted component comes out more and it warms and has a bit of an astringent dryness to it. Finishes bitter.

Creamy on the mouth and lightly but appropriately carbonated.

A really good example of the style and an easy one to drink.

musicforairports, May 02, 2011
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3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep brown hue with a one finger off white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured burnt caramel and piney hops.

The taste consisted of an earthy roasted malt and sweet caramel with waves of piney hops.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty BIPA.

plaid75, Aug 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

BGsWo22, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

weeare138, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Massbmx, Oct 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

patrick802, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

ygtbsm94, Oct 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

bccrosley, Jan 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

jeff1973, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

JRod1969, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

tgeorgf, Sep 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

TastyIsBeer, Sep 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jmdrpi, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

chippo33, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

InspectorBob, Dec 22, 2013
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Focusf111, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

MichaelAllenVT, Dec 18, 2013
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Narconaut Black IPA from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
88 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.