Single Malt IPA | Blackfoot River Brewing Company

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88
very good
53 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blackfoot River Brewing Company
Montana, United States
blackfootriverbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Just like Single Malt Scotch, our Singlemalt I.P.A. is brewed from 100% Crisp Maris Otter floor-malted barley - no specialty malts, no blending. This is our interpretation of the American/NorthWest India Pale Ale style. Singlemalt I.P.A. is generously hopped with Northwest-grown Simcoe and Cascade hops. This is our best-selling and most-beloved beer and is golden in color, with a medium-bodied malty backbone and full of hop flavor.

55 IBU

Added by JohnGalt1 on 07-15-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
17
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
11.38%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.69/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Brewhouse Bar & Grille, Helena, MT. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a semi-hazy orange color with a bar pour’s kind of slim white head. Stringy smooth lacing stuck and then slid adequately into the beer. The smell had a huge burst of grapefruit up front with a light caramel underneath but balanced out as it warmed. The taste copied the smell and lead to a sweet to bitter grapefruit aftertaste and a semi-dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there and somewhat sharp but nothing overbearing. Good. Overall, I say this was a pretty good APA that I would have again.

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3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Redman414
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jera1350
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SerialInebriate
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wasatchback
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MjBrewhouse
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed at Top Hat in Missoula. Nice IPA, great balance and nice hop finish. Cant wait to try this one again.

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4.64/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tempest
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had a glass at the brewery. It's funny, the Cascade hops almost feel British for the spicy edge. But the beer is clean and richly flavors with peppery citrus rind. And frankly, as newer IPAs move toward more tropical and juicy flavors, this is a wonderful change of pace. It's expertly made and quite satisfying. Get yourself a pint.

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Photo of mrmbraun
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a sought after brew in Montana's backwoods...folks will drive out of their way to find this IPA on draught. And I agree on why...it's a different animal from the usual PAC West hop line-up. The balance and richness take the edge off and provide a creamy mouthfeel that allows you to ease into the pint. Don't be fooled, though...the ABV creeps up on you, but leaves you smoothed around the edges

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4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.8/5  rDev -8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of BeersAndBears
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of drinkin-beeers
4.88/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: golden hazy look, nice light head that really lasts throughout

Smell: sniff sniff, love the cascade and simcoe hops very fresh and natural, not overdone

Taste: once again these two hops couldn't be better together or balanced any other way. hop forward but not overpowering. mixture of floral, piney Northwest hops

Feel: medium body, doesn't let you forget what your drinking. keeps your buds yearnin for more

Overall: had this beer on tap from the brewery and on tap around town since i moved to helena more then a year and a half ago. hooked since the first sip. by far my favorite IPA/any beer. Very well done couldn't ask for anymore then that

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Single Malt IPA from Blackfoot River Brewing Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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