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Narconaut Black IPA - Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 7.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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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4.58/5  rDev +16.2%

Appearance- pours a dark black with a large, foamy off white head. Almost looks like a stout. Head stays around and leaves ample lacing

Smell- roasty, malty, citrusy, and piney.

Taste- I love this beer. Big and dark flavor, the malt is present at first with a great hop blast toward the middle and end. A nice. Bitter hop taste lingers after the beers gone. IMO a fantastic black ipa.

Mouthfeel- very smooth, minuscule to no carbonation, feels as great as it tastes.

Drinkability- I can drink this all day and night. Im hoping the bartender will pour me a growler after 10 to take home with me.

This beer was worth the trip to burlington from boston. Drink this.

01-23-2011 00:43:45 | More by Gushue3
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

09-23-2013 23:55:55 | More by TastyIsBeer
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

08-12-2013 15:55:00 | More by lancecenter
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New York

4.48/5  rDev +13.7%

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.

03-29-2013 20:22:35 | More by GreesyFizeek
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4.4/5  rDev +11.7%

Drank from a tulip at American Flatbread. Almost porter like in color, big head, but very light(billowy) Malty, bready initial nose with some decent hop in the background.

Excellent first taste, very carbonated mouth feel. Hops, bread, caramel chocolate. Seems right down the middle between a porter and DIBA. Extremely enjoyable, and walking home back to the car with two growlers was a huge bonus.

10-22-2012 17:19:53 | More by Smokee
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4.33/5  rDev +9.9%

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.


02-25-2011 08:45:43 | More by JohnGalt1
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-27-2014 18:27:47 | More by Focusf111
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

On tap at Reservoir in Waterbury. From notes.

A - Poured black with one finger of light brown head. Good lace and no retention.

S - Dark fruit, roast, citrus, great balance, but aggressive too.

T - Giant hop flavour. Chocolate was big too. Tons of hops with sweet dark malt. Nice stuff with balance and aggression with both elements.

M - Nice gripping bitterness. Good carbonation, medium to full body.

O/D - A really nice Black IPA. Great complexity and depth but still stimple and aggressive. Drinkable and balanced. Good stuff.

05-06-2013 02:54:24 | More by tbeckett
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-25-2014 11:38:30 | More by joeland
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-15-2014 01:51:03 | More by Reagan1984
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New York

4.08/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

05-02-2011 16:36:08 | More by musicforairports
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4.03/5  rDev +2.3%

Served in a tulip glass at American Flatbread.
Color deep, deep brown, bordering black.
Aromas of licorice, piney notes.
Taste was intense and delicious, licorice, hops, piney resin, coffee and chocolate notes.
Mouthfeel was great (Z.G. tends to have great carb levels)
Overall a very impressice black IPA from Zero Gravity. Strong, tasty in your face Black IPA.

10-05-2013 18:10:56 | More by BoldRulerVT
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West Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-09-2013 07:25:19 | More by williamjbauer
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-27-2013 21:50:41 | More by acurtis
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-30-2013 20:30:21 | More by Kinsman
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-28-2013 04:00:48 | More by Ajlvt
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-14-2012 16:29:01 | More by Massbmx
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-31-2014 19:43:37 | More by bccrosley
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New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-04-2013 22:36:06 | More by JRod1969
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-05-2013 02:09:03 | More by tgeorgf
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-02-2013 20:40:40 | More by jmdrpi
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-22-2013 13:49:02 | More by InspectorBob
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-18-2013 03:06:39 | More by MichaelAllenVT
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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-05-2014 12:42:48 | More by Mack
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New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-25-2013 04:55:47 | More by Willytee3
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Narconaut Black IPA from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
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