Aftermath | Black Market Brewing Co.

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76 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Market Brewing Co.
California, United States
blackmarketbrew.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 05-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
76
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
8.46%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
18
For Trade:
1
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Photo of PprBurke
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy dark orange color with off-white head. Aroma has some old hops, stale tea, grains, a bit of cardboard and a light white grape note. Taste is grainy, some grape like hop flavors, medium bitterness on the finish. Overall it's a decent IPA but it seems a bit old.

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Photo of shiu-chan
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy amber pour with half inch head and clingy lacing.
Floral, hoppy and a hint of citrus nose.
Pine and hop, deep bitterness, crispy carbonation.
Overall, a great full bodied APA great for pairing with rich tasting food.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JavierGC
4.88/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dcmchew
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JonCorbett
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured in to a Spiegelau IPA Glass. Clear medium orange-ish-amber, white and fluffy head with good retention and nice clingy lacing.

Aromatics: First scents are full of bright pine, sour citrus, and floral hops, there is nice and subtle transition to more tropical scents that sweeten after the initial breath of earthiness.

Taste: The aromas actually don’t allude much to the strength of the first hops bitters that hit the palate, which is a moderate to strong earthy flavour with a flick of spice in there to cap it off.

Feel: Light, crisp and tangy with ample carbonation, there is the bonus of the head that adds a great creaminess and smooths out the mouth. There is a pronounced bitter ending that although is fairly clean does tend to sit for a bit.

Overall: A really nice APA. Great scent and feel, I think all-in-all a good representation of the style. Not much in way of “specialness” to make it stand out from outhers in this style, but a good drink none-the-less.

Pairing: My pairing for this would probably be hearty bowl-oriented pub-fare: Chili, Shepherds Pie, or Jambalaya. Definitely needs a bold savoury dish to balance out the light crispiness; I may even consider a poutine loaded with spiced beef strips.

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Photo of swierczt
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Saskadan
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kbrown
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rob99er
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anon
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunman3
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a really solid APA. It pours a copper/orange with a nice pillowy white head. The overall presentation is evergreen and citrus. The crackery malt base makes me think of stoned wheat thins - in the best way possible. The bright hop finish makes sure that the Aftermath is truly enjoyable.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours two fingers of head on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is a rich and danky grapefruit and pine smell.
The taste threatens big bitterness, pulls up short with a nice touch of pine bitterness, then malty sweet middle to finish.
The texture is crisp.
Great aroma and nice flavor.

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Photo of Bradley_BizKutZ
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mlkluther
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really good hoppy pale. It seems that body and feel are lacking from this new wave of session IPA and hoppy pales. Not an issue here; great full body. Taste is piney up front with some citrus on the back. I'm guessing hops could be some combo of cascade, mosaic and amarillo. Very good, hop forward pale.

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Photo of cyrushire
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jooler
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattsander
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moose90
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a bright and somewhat hazy pale yellow, thin off-white colored head, leaves behind minimal lacing, meh.

S — Smells of bitter piney hops, dry and piney, little malt sweetness.

T — Tastes nicely hoppy and dry, some residual malt sweetness helps round it out.

M — Light-Medium bodied, adequate carbonation level. Very refreshing.

O — Nice overall, definitely a very hoppy pale ale, but that's alright.

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Photo of Tivlavrie
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Aftermath from Black Market Brewing Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 76 ratings.
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