Dark Day IPA | Wormtown Brewery

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Dark Day IPADark Day IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wormtown Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
wormtownbrewery.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
2011: 6.2% ABV (available on tap and in growlers)
2012- : 6.0% ABV (available on tap, growlers, and in 22oz bottles)

Added by rudzud on 02-01-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 12
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Patlee3324
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of predikit
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours deep dark brown, settles in the glass black, can't see any light coming through. Leaves a one inch light tan head that recedes fairly quickly leaving a bit on the surface to stick on around. Leaves trails of lacing on the side of the glass.

The hops are prominent in the aroma, citrus, backed by toasted grain.

The hops don't come through much in the flavor, which is fine by me. This reminds me of an oatmeal stout, with a hoppy bite to it, a very minor one. For 75 IBUs this is extremely tame. A very light roasted coffee finish.

Full bodied, smooth, medium light carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Durge
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A dark black brown color with a very healthy tan head and lots of lacing. The aroma offers a minty evergreen with herbal hop balance. Very enticing. The flavor brings lots of green leaf bitterness and watery malt. I get some very mild molasses with a hint of charcoal bite and lemony freshness. Flavorful enough but a tad watery in feel with a light-plus body constitution and mild carbonation. A little more body and a little more hop profile would have helped what is otherwise an average black ipa. I expected more from Wormtown but nothing bad here, well worth a try.

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of Chico1985
3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Kevin for sharing this.

Pours a dark brown with a beige head that retains well, leaves good lace.

All sharp hops in the scent, an odd mix of danky, herbal, minty. Not much blackness to speak of.

Taste is a bit more balanced but this is quite big on the hops, not so much on the black. A decent plethora of grapefruit, grassy, earthy, citrus. Some dark caramel malts and dark fruit.

Solid mouthfeel, good carbonation level and pretty easy drinking.

Kind of a weird hop profile to me but pretty decent overall, not your typical black IPA.

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3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Black but not oily thick midnight black, just on the cusp of blackened. White foamy head forms to about a finger with OK retention.

S- Hops take precedence but they are hard to describe to me. Not much roast or malts in general. Has a big general berry note to me with herbal, citrus and floral as well. Slight cereal grains.

T- Again the hops hit me with a big fruity herbal thing that feels like berries. Somewhat floral and earthy too. Pineapple and intense orange peel open up with warmth. Cocoa, cereal grains and caramel as well.

MF- Moderate carbonation in a standard body of IPA thickness. Lighter end bitterness in the finish.

Solid Black IPA but there isn't as rich of a base beer compared to others.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Dark Day IPA from Wormtown Brewery
3.97 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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