Notorious B.I.P. | People's Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
People's Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
American Style Black India Pale Ale. We used an American base malt, Caramalt, and dehusked CaraFa with an addition of cold steeped Black malt to give this IPA its black color. Falconer’s Flight and Columbus hop additions result in an aggressive hop character for a dark beer. The flavor of an IPA style ale meets with hints of roasted dark malts.

Added by backfat on 05-29-2011

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Photo of mlockman
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Certainly well-hopped and citrusy, the malt backbone of this dark brew really balances its hoppiness providing a much less bitter palate than many other American Black Ales/Black India Pale Ales.

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
1.72/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.5

Pours a dark brown with red tinges. Smells dusty. There is a hop aroma in there too, almost like a chocolate hop (I know that's not a thing). Has some alcohol in the aroma. Maybe a hint of like strawberry jam. The taste is strong on bitterness for bitterness' sake. The bitterness truly hides the other qualities. This has some nuttiness. Strong malt presence on this too. Overall, they definitely got all the alpha acids out of those hops. This is not a hop bomb, it's a bitter bomb. NYD will pass on this in the future.

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Photo of warpig372
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buckstar72
4.63/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great black IPA

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Photo of delgotit99
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmgeng
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoy Black IPAs and I thought that this would be no different.

A - Nice dark brown color. Small white head with fine bubbles and light lacing.

S - Lots of citrusy hops that are somewhat generic with the smells you would expect but not as pungent as some of the BIPAs I've had in the past. After the hops there is sweet malt, light chocolate and roasty tones.

T - Initially more hops than in the smell with citrus, resin, and some pine that provides a great base coating of the palate. In the middle there is quite a lot of sweet malt and caramel that I wasn't expecting so much of. On the end there is some of the chocolate and roasted character that is typical of the BIPA. Not enough bitterness to calm the big sweetness on the front half of the tongue which is different than the dark ales I've had before.
M - Moderate mouth-feel. Low carbonation. The mouth-feel is moderate but there is some stickiness from the sweet malt and hop resin in this beer. Not too thick but not enough dry, bitter character to keep it balanced.

Overall, this is a very good black IPA. Not my favorite of this style but it does have what you would expect from a BIPA just a little sweeter and not a hop overload. I would recommend this for your first BIPA since it isn't as assaulting on the tongue as others.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.12/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Notorious B.I.P. from People's Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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