Dark Hops
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Style:
American Black Ale
Ranked #56
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,160
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 11.39%
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
162
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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.
Reviews: 98 | Ratings: 162 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by AlexAfonin:
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1%
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 !

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Photo of oberon
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured nearly jet black with a two finger mocha colored head atop that settled slowly into a frothy mass,great retention to the head.The big citric,resiny hop aromas really took me back in a good way,I knew the hops were gonna be big but this was great.Again the hops are huge along with some dark roast,and slight woodiness.Flavors are a bit more even,the resiny hops are mixed with a healthy dose of roast and molasses-like sweetness.This is a great beer,best of the style I have had,just a great hop profile.

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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.

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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 162 ratings