Black IPA | Red Eye Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Red Eye Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by SykDoc on 11-15-2010

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by cdkrenz:
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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - The beer is poured well offering a waterfall of medium brown into a dark brown to black body. The head is light tan and creamy looking as can be.

S - Citrusy hops prevail.

T - Mild citrus y hops with a firm malty base. Despite the deep color there is no real presence of coffee or chocolate.

M - The beer on nitro is smooth as silk my friends.

~ This is a great beer for a sampling but not more than two in a sitting. I strongly recommend you try this beverage if you like beer. This is a winner.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of therealJAYZ
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopsiam14
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of andythegief
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at red eye brewing company for lunch. What better way to break up your day than to have a black IPA in the middle of it?

Appearance: as dark as any other black IPA. A nice 1/2 to 3/4 inch espresso colored head. You cold not see the other side of the glass when held up to the light. There was little lacing as I drank it.

Smell: mostly hops, a little bit of an alcohol smell, and a little sweet.

Taste: It has a rich taste at first with a foretaste of the Malty goodness. After the initial taste, it turns quite hoppy with a little hint of citrus. Stays hoppy through the aftertaste. Does not linger on the tongue too long ... Just enough to want more.

Mouth feel: fairly light. Only sticks around for a little while. Not very carbonated, but seemed to be just right.

Overall: this was a very solid black IPA. On the way out I had to order a growler for the weekend. I would definitely come back for another on tap.

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Photo of Peepskp
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of green_plastic
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of SykDoc
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap on from the growler. It pours a dark brown which is opaque and basically black when held to the light. A 3/4 inch light tan head forms and leaves an over-the-top lacing.

The aroma is primarily a citrusy hops, oranges. Somewhat mild but okay.

The taste is a nice pine/citrus hops with not a whole lot else. Not complex, but definitely tasty.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a bit heavy on the carbonation. A pleasant but mild dryness lingers. Nominally bitter.

Overall, this beer is drinkable and another solid collection to add to the Red Eye Brewing solid list of beers. This brewery has a great line-up and this adds to it. Solid, easily drinkable beers that are appropriate for their style and very good.

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Black IPA from Red Eye Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 7 ratings