Black Hops | Ellicottville Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Ellicottville Brewing Co.
New York, United States | website

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by WesWes on 05-01-2011

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
5
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
3.84%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 5
Photo of swthomas55
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a pint on tap at the pub.

Pours opaque black, with a thick, tan head.

Aroma is citrusy and piney, with hints of black coffee. As it warms (serving temperature is too cold for proper appreciation of the aroma), a pleasant fruitiness comes in.

Hits my tongue with sweetish roastiness, followed with a solid bitter hit. Citrusy hops, dark roast, and bitterness linger into the finish.

It's fairly light in the mouth, with just a hint of dryness from the roast.

I will definitely finish this pint, and expect it will complement my burger nicely. Stylistically, this sits at the intersection of hoppy porter and American pale ale.

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Photo of WesWes
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a translucent dark brown color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a very nice citrus hop nose laid over a malt base of pale and light roasted malts. It's not incredibly malty, yet it retains a solid dark brown, almost black color. The taste is good as well. Again, it has a smooth bitter hop flavor. It's not over the top, but it's well pronounced. The malt flavor is mild and consists of mostly pale malts along with a hint of roasted malts. I'm not sure how they're attaining the dark color other than maybe a dash of roasted barley. The mouthfeel is fine. It's a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a very drinkable Black IPA. It's balanced and easy drinking.

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Black Hops from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
3.91 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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