Black IPA | Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Selin's Grove Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ffejherb on 04-16-2012

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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Notes of grapefruit and pine from the hops well-balanced by a malt backbone that is roasty without being overwhelmingly so. A nice beer but not a standout.

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Photo of AngryDutchman
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black, not too sweet and the hops are piney but not overly bitter. Not a session brew per se, but certainly heads and shoulders above the other beers tasted today.

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3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of thain709
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Served with a dark body, but it wasn't black, rather a deep, dark brown...the creamy tan head stood two fingers tall and fell to a thin, yet full, cap...nice lacing was left

S - Hops lead the way...juicy, citric, piney, resinous...the dark roasted malts add a nice backbone, but they play second fiddle to the hops

T - Again, the malt backbone is second in command...the hops are strong in this one allowing it to be more of an IPA than a Black IPA...the hops are juicy in the beginning with traces of bitter grapefruit...they finish with a resiny piney quality that allows for some bitterness...the roasted presence in the beer doesn't fully come out until the beer has had a chance to warm

M - Medium bodied...smooth and creamy, resiny, slightly bitter

O - I enjoyed this Black IPA over the two I had earlier in the day (Troegs Scratch 63 and Otter Creek Black IPA)...this is how they should all taste...all hops with minimal roasted malt...the malt almost didn't have a chance to come out as my first pint was gone rather quickly

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of akorsak
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A growler filled three weeks ago (a GatM growler that I just can't pass up).

A: The ale is a cola brown color, verging on black but not quite up to the task. The couple of weeks has sapped the carbonation from the ale, allowing only minimal head on each pour. Surprisngly, some lacing results.

S: Roasted malts, not quite at an imperial stout level but close, run into citrusy, dripping hops. The full malts are, of course, no match for the intense hoppiness that SGBC packs into every IPA variant. A great nose.

T: The hoppiness dominates, citrus bringing its A game. Alongside the hops, a warming roastedness is present, noticeable but no equal. The hops own the ale, another powerful good flavor - oily with anple grapefruit and orange zest. There is some heat, especially as the ale warms up, but it doesn't detract from the sweet bitterness. Herbal flavors linger.

M: Hoppy, sweet, oily, fruity. Even lacking carbonation, the ale hits the right notes. The blackness isn't a charred presence, rather it adds warming chocolatey tones to the rich hop profile. Nicely done.

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Photo of orangesol
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at the brewpub.

A - Pours deep, dark brown bordering on pitch black with a nice one finger tall khaki colored head leaving small webs of lace down parts of the glass.

S - Smells of pungent citric hops, sweet dark roasted malt, fresh cut pine, and even more herbal hops. If you closed your eyes and smelled this one you would be hard pressed to say it was a black IPA.

T - Starts off with a big dose of citric hop bitterness that never really fades away. Hints of sweet dark roast and some pine try to break through but a nice herbal hop character develops toward the end, combining with a bit of sweetness to cling to the palate long after consumption.

M - Big, roasty body and flavors with moderate carbonation. The hops hold up really well with the roast and their is very little booze present. Roast gets a little strong toward the end of the glass.

O - I really enjoyed this one. I have never really liked the style but I have had quite a few Black IPA's recently and they are slowly growing on me. This one is not as good as the Hill Farmstead offering I had a few weeks ago but it is a very close second.

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Black IPA from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 27 ratings