North West Alpha | Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store

BA SCORE
3.96/5
3 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store
Maryland, United States
franklinsbrewery.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by drabmuh on 02-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
3
pDev:
3.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of Maxbier
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown nearly stout black with a chocolate brown head. Piney orange aroma. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, a hint of alcohol, and pine and citrus orange hop finish. Both some chocolate flair and piney bitterness linger for some time. It's like a piney imperial stout and it's great.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drabmuh
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black "Double IPA" from Franklin's. Beer is black and clear, dark brown really, with a thin broken head, low carbonation minimal lacing.

Aroma is citrusy with some cascade-ish hops.

Beer is medium bodied and not roasty at all really, must be debittered malt. It is sweet mildly on lead off and finishes with a nice bitterness, the mid palate is some cascade / grapefruit hop mix that is pretty pleasant. This is basically an IPA with food coloring added, still a decent beer.

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North West Alpha from Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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