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Black Husky Brewing

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From:
Black Husky Brewing
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #662
ABV:
10.2%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,322
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 8.77%
Ratings:
80
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 18, 2021
Added:
Apr 28, 2014
Wants:
  15
Gots:
  8
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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3.85 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Jan 18, 2021
 
4 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois on Feb 20, 2017
 
4.5 by Jonnydrinker from Illinois on Feb 12, 2017
 
4.07 by jakea from Wisconsin on Feb 11, 2017
 
4 by BarrelAgedG from California on Feb 09, 2017
 
4.25 by mcthfg from Korea (South) on Dec 31, 2016
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4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Angerhaus from Rhode Island

Juicy, piney, west coasty IIPA.

Smells of hops and citrus with a taste that showcases both the biter citrusy hopes and the semi-sweet malts and honey.

Nov 20, 2016
 
4.25 by hoosier222002 from Illinois on Apr 08, 2016
 
3.91 by Farral from Wisconsin on Dec 17, 2015
 
3.71 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Nov 29, 2015
 
3.75 by kjkinsey from Texas on Nov 29, 2015
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4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

Appearance - The beer was an orange copper color with a joyous white head.

Smell - The malts stand out, but there is a hint of orange.

Taste - My first impression is the sweet malts paired with orangey grass. Spruce hints are alignec with a sense of spiciness. I don't really notice honey. The finish allows the grassy hops to shine and warm.

Mouthfeel - The beer is thick with low carbonation.

Overall - This is a solid imperial, that is definitely worth a shot.

Aug 29, 2015
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3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Ravenz98 from Iowa

Not what I would categorize as an imperial pale ale. That being said this "Amber honey ale" has some good qualities. The honey sweet upfront character is not malty and dissipates quickly and gives way to a hoppier dry finish.

Aug 19, 2015
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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by pagriley from Illinois

L - pours deep golden amber with fluffy white head that lingers for ages
S - Pine tree with hints of orange peel and a touch of pineapple
T - Big pine but balanced with some citrus, tropical and sweet relatively heavy malt
F - Medium to full bodied DIPA - good heft and balance to the malt bill. Very fine, almost creamy carb caries the body as well

Overall a solid DIPA - certainly worthy of trying. I was very disappointed in the regular pale ale version of this, but the amped up DIPA is much better

Aug 14, 2015
 
4.05 by nmann08 from Virginia on Aug 13, 2015
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4.67/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
by Sweffin from Wisconsin

22 oz bottle, 2015. Wow. I'd heard this is good, but this has totally swept me off my feet. Huge bitterness, awesome balance of hop flavors. I'd put this up against anything.

Aug 04, 2015
 
4.17 by RJB66 from Wisconsin on Jul 31, 2015
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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by WI-Beer-Man from Wisconsin

Beautiful pour - a dark hazy golden color with a nice thick finger of head

Smells of sweet malt and a minor hop presence. Slight tinge of alcohol on the nose.

The taste was overly sweet. Sweet malt, sweet honey, a slight hop presence, but not balanced enough for the sweetness. Very strong beer as well.

The mouthfeel was medium to thick and coats my mouth.


Overall, decent brew but this bottle was very sweet and strong.

Jul 23, 2015
 
4.43 by NewGlarusFan from Illinois on Apr 10, 2015
 
4.25 by egrace84 from Illinois on Jan 30, 2015
 
4.14 by Duff27 from Illinois on Jan 30, 2015
 
4.25 by msumike89 from Colorado on Jan 10, 2015
 
4.04 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Dec 29, 2014
 
4.25 by Justdoit1234 from Minnesota on Dec 13, 2014
 
4.84 by BierGirl2 from Wisconsin on Nov 29, 2014
 
4.04 by Mojua from Massachusetts on Nov 28, 2014
 
4.75 by ElJosharino from Nebraska on Nov 06, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Bottle num 1334, thanks to nvrthswayagain (reddit) for this one. Shared with rudzud.

Big creamy head, 1 finger, nice lacing, hazy dark ruby red with mild honey color.

Nose big sweet malt, reddish candy, lots of caramel, into citrus piney hops, candied orange peel, bit fruity, some honey as well.

Taste big sweet malts, candy sweetness and heavy with little toffee, etc. Big piney earthy hop, older feel hops, candied orange, into honey, mostly dry mild sweet honey, with warming booze. Finish bitter orange peel and booze, weird tangy hop thing, quite earthy, too.

Mouth med to fuller bod, decent carb, warming tingly booze.

Overall ok but meh. Not quite what I was expecting for a great DIPA, perhaps it has a bit too much age on it, but without a bottling date tehre's no way to really tell. I did enjoy it a bit more than rudzud, but still wasn't as strong as i expect for a great DIPA these days.

Nov 04, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by rudzud from Massachusetts

Bottle # 1334 thanks to JLindros for sharing

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a super dark honey hue with a nice one finger head that left nice side lacing

S - Aromas of light honey, malts, super faint hops. Light muted genetic hops, caramel.

T - Taste is big n heavy, clearly a double ipa, honey and sweetness, older hops, lightly sticky, faint boozy.

M - Mouthfeel is heavy, lightly carbonated. Eh.

O - Overall this beer was a bit older, which meant the hops suffered. The honey was neat, but that and the malt sweetness made this to sweet.

Serving Type: Bottle

Nov 04, 2014
 
3.75 by Brewzma from Wisconsin on Oct 28, 2014
 
5 by adamcarlson28 from Wisconsin on Oct 10, 2014
 
4.5 by Shandycan from Pennsylvania on Oct 10, 2014
 
3.75 by Zuidman from Illinois on Oct 07, 2014
 
4.25 by will_run_for_beer from Wisconsin on Oct 01, 2014
 
3.5 by BenSparks34 from Connecticut on Sep 24, 2014
 
4 by vizzionman from Wisconsin on Sep 12, 2014
 
4.75 by Leiting from Wisconsin on Sep 09, 2014
 
3.25 by kniles38 from New York on Sep 06, 2014
 
4.5 by slavall from Wisconsin on Sep 03, 2014
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4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
by martyl1000 from Wisconsin

I'm so proud of our little Wisconsin brewery, Black Husky. This is definitely one of the best straight-ahead double IPA's I've ever had. The mouthfeel is so chewy as to be a liqueur. While the intense hop bitterness is a force with which to be reckoned, the buttery smoothness makes this brew emminently drinkable.

It is a serious ABV, though. I'm totally reeling. Yet the sweetness counterbalances the

Aug 31, 2014
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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 80 ratings