Blacksmith Cutthroat IPA | Blacksmith Brewing

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Brewed by:
Blacksmith Brewing
Montana, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Copper in color with a huge hop aroma with bitterness throughout. Medium to light malt character. This beer is generously dry hopped for a strong citrus aroma.

45 IBU

Added by JohnGalt1 on 08-01-2009

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by GClarkage:
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3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

08/10/09- On tap at the Brewery.

Presentation- Via the tap into a standard pint glass.

Appearance- Mid range golden color. Smaller 1/4 inch head, but leaves some light lace trails behind.

Smell- A bit of toasted malts as well as some light floral hops.

Taste- Not much in the hops dept. Seems like pellets were used rather than the actual hop. A bit of a lemony flavor with a hint of pine with a semi deep toasted malty flavor leading the way.

Mouthfeel- Seems a touch watery with a very light aftertaste of bitter fruit rind. Medium carbonation level.

Drinkability- I'll pass on this one, but it's sooo damn nice having a brewery less than a mile away from both my Aunt and Uncles house and Grandmother...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of juicebox
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bravejoejoe
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - yellow with a golden hue. Very small head that disappeared quickly. Thin lacing sticks to the glass the whole time.

S - citrus hoppyness. Very good hop aroma.

T - pretty solid IPA. There is a nice hop backbone that is balanced very nicely by a malt.

M - the mouth feel is average.

Overall I will order this beer again. The blacksmith is one of my favorite breweries to visit.

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Photo of cgman1985
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brenda and I drove about a mile off of the highway to checkout Blacksmith..

It looked locked up tight.. but Brenda said she saw somebody inside.. after some knocking on windows.. a young guy motioned us in.. The front door was open the entire time. It was early, so I couldn't get a taste.. so I went with the brewer's suggestion.. "Cutthroat IPA" for the growler fill.

Cracked it with the Boise Beer Boys... I poured this into my smaller La Trappe glass.

Lite amber with a hoppy haze to it.

Nose is citric with a bit more than wanted toasty maltiness.

Flavor is pretty much the same as the aroma ... more hoppiness and a nice caramel maltiness... but.. there is a bunch of "toasty maltiness" that seems a tad out of place.. The body and carbonation ar pretty much square..

This is a pretty good brew.. but personally I would like to see less specialty malts and a tad less sweetness.... it'll help the hops shine as they should.

Blacksmith is a truly beautiful brewery... I wish we would have settled in there the night before and hung out.... The atmosphere was fantastic.. even when I was alone... Good luck... break a leg.. brew great beer... Etc.. I think this one is a winner.

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Photo of Jameswoody
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jeff1973
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of csmrx7
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of neckbeered
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of loren01
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear orange color frothy white head with nice lacing down the glass
S: Slight caramel malt with big piney hop scent
T: Slightly fruity maltiness up front with big piney aftertaste
M: Medium bodied beer, carbonation seems pretty good
O: I picked up a growler of this to go, its a good IPA but not great. I enjoyed their porter a lot more.

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Photo of delalove
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of TheDrunkenDeer
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Blacksmith Cutthroat IPA from Blacksmith Brewing
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 12 ratings