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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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

10-19-2012 00:36:21 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-27-2013 21:50:41 | More by acurtis
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

10-25-2013 04:53:30 | More by ygtbsm94
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

12-08-2013 20:06:23 | More by weeare138
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-22-2013 13:49:02 | More by InspectorBob
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plaid75

New York

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.

08-10-2013 01:49:38 | More by plaid75
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

12-08-2013 05:48:34 | More by Kelp
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

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

02-25-2011 08:45:43 | More by JohnGalt1
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Brad007

Vermont

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.

04-20-2010 01:05:03 | More by Brad007
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

06-28-2013 10:20:08 | More by chippo33
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tbeckett

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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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -23.9%

11-03-2013 03:08:44 | More by BGsWo22
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-02-2013 20:40:40 | More by jmdrpi
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

09-29-2013 17:21:46 | More by LoveStout
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GreesyFizeek

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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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

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

02-11-2013 01:27:09 | More by MDDMD
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JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-04-2013 22:36:06 | More by JRod1969
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kingcrowing

Vermont

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.

12-25-2010 01:22:46 | More by kingcrowing
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CTJman

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

09-27-2013 12:03:45 | More by CTJman
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-10-2013 05:00:46 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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jeff1973

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

10-28-2013 20:04:20 | More by jeff1973
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dunix

Vermont

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-31-2013 13:06:24 | More by dunix
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-18-2014 20:10:51 | More by facesnorth
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Narconaut Black IPA from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
88 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.