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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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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

djrn2, Oct 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

acurtis, Sep 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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

InspectorBob, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of weeare138
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

weeare138, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of plaid75
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%

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
Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Kelp, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
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.

4/4/4.5/4/4.5

JohnGalt1, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of Brad007
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%

Pours a black-as-midnight color with a brown one-finger head into my snifter.

Aroma is full of floral hops and as it warms up, the aroma shows more.

Taste is full of grassy hops with a good bite. Nothing overpowering. Walks the line between hoppy stout and ipa very well.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering grassy hops and slightly roasted malt.

Very drinkable. Any more hops and a bigger malt bill and you'd have an imperial stout. Still worth a try.

Brad007, Apr 20, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

chippo33, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of tbeckett
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.

tbeckett, May 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

BGsWo22, Nov 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Reagan1984, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jmdrpi, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

williamjbauer, Oct 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

LoveStout, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of GreesyFizeek
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.

GreesyFizeek, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of MDDMD
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%

A-dark brown black color with a nice tan head and good lacing

S-dark roasted malt, pine, hints of chocolate and citrus

T-dark roasted malt, citrus, pine, hint of chocolate, moderate bitter hop finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-this was good but not great, the flavor was decent but not as well-balanced as others I have had

MDDMD, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

JRod1969, Nov 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

CTJman, Sep 27, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -6.6%

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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

iatethecloudsfor, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

dunix, Mar 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

facesnorth, Jan 18, 2014
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Narconaut Black IPA from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
88 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.