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Black Dog IPA | Amherst Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Amherst Brewing Co.
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by smcolw on 09-26-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
8
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
15.87%
 
 
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1
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 8
Reviews by Flounder57:
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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

Growler was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no vision of anything. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Smoke, roasted, bittersweet chocolate, caramel, ale, and earthy qualities.

Taste: Same as above with mild ash bitterness on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, smoke bitterness, and medium carbonation.

Overall: A nice black ale. More pine notes would have been nice, but still content with the beer.

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Photo of Aberration
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
2.32/5  rDev -38.6%

Photo of ZacharyJ
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice sweet coffee smell to it. Lots of interesting, unexpected flavors. Kind of fruit... maybe? Definitely some light coffee taste, possibly some tea flavors in there. A little ways through I got some sort of menthol/medicinal stuff. I don't know if this really should be called a black IPA, but how can something be a black pale ale anyway. Tasty and interesting.

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Photo of smcolw
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Near black in color where no light passes even on the edge of the glass. Spotty lace.

Burnt toast and some ash (??, like a fireplace after a fire) to the nose.

Strong darker malt flavors: chocolate and some black patent. Good balance to the hop. The body is solid. Interestingly, there are burnt flavors in the aftertaste. A good dose of yeast flavors. Excellent complexity.

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Photo of DelicateDelirium
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of smi
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Black Dog IPA from Amherst Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.
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