Dark Hops
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Denmark
Style:
Black IPA
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 11.47%
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
64
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 04, 2019
Added:
May 17, 2009
Wants:
  17
Gots:
  6
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Dark HopsDark Hops
Notes: Introduced in May 2009. Black like a stout, hoppy like an IPA.

Maris Otter malt, roasted barley. Zeus and Saaz hops.

Brewed at Nøgne Ø, Norway.
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Rated by Storm_Rryder from Iowa

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I like this style. It's not a stout but there are some similarities. A little bit bitter but quite easy to drink, very flavorful. Very nice !
Jan 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.99 by TheDogHouse from Florida

Feb 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation

Oct 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by iftcoach from Germany

Oct 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.94 by IckyT2012 from Florida

Aug 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.1 by dcmchew from Romania

Jul 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by parintele from Romania

Jul 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Ciocanelu from Romania

Jul 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4.34 by JackieKu from Taiwan

May 22, 2015
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Black pour with khaki foam. Coffee, sweet banana and clove notes. Coffee bean, chocolate malt and dry hop flavors. Dry medium mouthfeel, dry hop finish. Some astringency but alcohol otherwise masked well.
Apr 15, 2015
 
Rated: 4.21 by BYOFB from Wisconsin

Mar 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.77 by groleau from Canada (QC)

Mar 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.72 by MartinCalvino from Spain

Sep 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Sep 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by ImperialStout from California

Aug 07, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by yankeej13 from Florida

Jul 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by fostachild from Wisconsin

Jul 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by KAF from Iowa

Jul 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by sammyg832 from Arizona

Jun 27, 2014
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Reviewed by SebD from Canada (ON)

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance: It has a nice dark brown color to it. It has a nice creamy beige head that dies down moderately slow and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of pine resins, some citrus, roasted malts, chocolate and sweet caramel/toffee.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some bitter pine resins, citrus, some earthiness, roasted malts, dark chocolate and some faint caramel.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.
May 23, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by afsdan from Colorado

May 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by BeerBeast from Florida

May 16, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Kroehny_Loves_Hops from Australia

May 02, 2014
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.52/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle: Poured a dark black color ale with a nice large off-white foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of bitter roasted malt is quite dominant with some strong dry hoppy notes. Taste is also dominated by dry bitter roasted malt notes with some deep citrus oriented hoppy notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. I have hard time understanding how this beer is rated so high. It is an OK version of a style that I don’t particularly like but not sure what really stands out. Also, the Saaz hops are very hard to pick-up in this mix.
Mar 14, 2014
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Reviewed by wordemupg from Canada (AB)

4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
500ml bottle poured into tulip 25/11/13

A very dark brown with a deep cola edge, two fingers of mocha foam has great retention leaving 5 distinct pencil thin rings before falling to a thin film, looks great

S chocolate syrup, faint smoke, floral, lots of tropical citrus, pine, a little booze and licorice

T coffee I didn't smell, big citrus and pine but the char and dark chocolate's just as strong, two extremes seem to work together

M medium full, a bitter bite, slick, almost slimy, a little heat, lots of rind, char and chocolate on the finish

O balance if far off in every direction if that makes any sense, rind, pine, big dark roast and char mingle well together, booze is well concealed

best of both worlds in this one, big swings from one sip to another, there's many things I don't like about Alberta but my selection of beer isn't one of them. I'm curious how this has a BB of 2017, perhaps the BIPA BW is the next style?
Nov 26, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by FadetoBock from Canada (AB)

Oct 27, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by jaydoc from Kansas

Oct 26, 2013
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Reviewed by leckart from California

4.73/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Really mellow but rich and toasty, which is very surprising especially for a black ipa. So many of them are over-hopped and/or bitter, but not this one. On the other hand, this one is not at all bland or watery either. This guy is super drinkable but also complex. It's in the top three black ipa's I've ever had -- and I've tasted at least a dozen of them.
Oct 04, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by petermethot from New Jersey

Sep 21, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by Liquoric3 from Germany

Aug 15, 2013
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: The beer is very dark brown in color - and is black when viewed from afar. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that has good retention properties and hardly died down.
S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel and dark roasted malts are present in the nose along with slight hints of pine resin hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of roasted malts along with notes of caramel and toffee malts along with a light amount of bitterness. Hints of spiciness are also noticeable.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer wasn't as hoppy as some of the other beers I've had but I won't hold this against the beer because it was aged for a year.
Aug 11, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by smithj4 from New York

Aug 11, 2013
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Reviewed by Axnjxn from North Carolina

3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
500ml bottle into a tulip

pours a dark brown color with a 2 inch light, lasting beige head. big alcohol/boozy aroma on the nose. well..this is definitely not an IPA. taste is big on bitter booziness. dont dislike it but its not what i was expecting. not hoppy at all. the label art is a lie! full bodied with medium carbonation. huge alcohol taste makes this one not very drinkable. i would have guessed this was more in the 10-11% ABV than 8.5.

overall not bad flavorwise, but the massive alcohol punch wasnt very pleasant. would pass on this in the future.
Jul 14, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by doremite from Vermont

Jul 11, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by bcuz7 from Michigan

Jun 18, 2013
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Reviewed by babaracas from Florida

3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a red tinged dark brown with billowing tan head, settles to a nice clump in the middle of the glass with sticky rings of lace. Smell: some roast, black bread, pine and floral hopping. Taste: milk chocolate, light roast, pine, candied fruit, citrus peel. Nice black IPA with porter leanings... nothing mind blowing, not worth the sticker price.
Jun 03, 2013
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Reviewed from notes. Poured from 16.9 oz. bottle into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Dark brown, somewhat translucent, with a thick, fluffy light tan head and moderate visible carbonation.

S: Fruity chocolate is the overall impression for me. Chocolate roasted malts, citrus and bits of tropical fruit hops. Some pine hops lingering about in the background. This doesn't have a huge nose, but what's there is good.

T: Deep-roasted malt and bitterness (combination of roast and hop bitterness). Citrus rinds and pine resin in the hop profile, but overall this isn't as hoppy as one would expect. Hop bitterness and roast bitterness in the hang.

M: Medium to heavy body, mild alcohol burn, and good carbonation sensation.

O: This is pretty tasty, but not quite as hoppy as I was hoping for in a Black IPA. If there's going to be this amount of roasted malt in the beer, the hops have to be bigger, especially the dry-hopping. Still, very happy to have tried it.
Jun 03, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by beernads from Florida

May 08, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by Tom-Peters from California

Apr 22, 2013
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