Black Hops Beer | Blue Hills Brewery

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81
good
140 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Hills Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
bluehillsbrewery.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.75%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by david18 on 07-05-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
140
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
17.05%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Bottle to glass, served at around 50 degrees F.

Keep in mind that 'Black Hops' is not a Black IPA but an American Black Ale. The roasted malts with chocolate and coffee are the main taste and will make you immediately think "Stout! But wait! Hops?" The bitter pale ale comes out to welcome you with a taste of bitter hops. At a ABV of 6.75% this beer delivers a nice taste of alcohol after the bitter taste with roasted chocolate and malts. I'd recommend something German to accompany it like duck sausage or else a spongy Black Forrest Cake.

Cheers!

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Sweet bready malts dominate the smell. Hints of roasted barley and faint chocolate. As it warms, more chocolate comes through.

This beer is very absent on the hop content. Flashes of citrus, finishes sweet and creamy.

Mouthfeel is thin, watery, creamy finish.

This is ok, but I wouldn't try it again.

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Black Hops Beer from Blue Hills Brewery
3.52 out of 5 based on 140 ratings.
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