Tuxedo Black IPA | Blue Pants Brewery

Tuxedo Black IPATuxedo Black IPA
BA SCORE
36.2%
Liked This Beer
3.61 w/ 47 ratings
Tuxedo Black IPATuxedo Black IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Pants Brewery
Alabama, United States
bluepantsbrew.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by feloniousmonk on 02-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,804
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
47
Liked:
17
Avg:
3.61/5
pDev:
15.79%
Alströms:
3.72
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Squire123
3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlakeH215
4.16/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.72/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Heady, Roasted, Resin, Coffee

Just enough roasted character for a dark beer without going full in on being a porter or stout, great use of American NW hops which really elevates this brew and brings forth a solid drinkability. Hints of caramel, chicory, & unsweetened chocolate in the middle feign a stout like presence. Big and bold with both malt and hop characters pushing for dominance, perhaps that is what a Black IPA is.

STYLE: American Black Ale | ABV: 7.0% | AVAILABILITY: Rotating

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #97 (FEB 2015)

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Photo of Hohnbaum
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeard89
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluetrevian
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MarkWalker6
3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkermitj
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bushwack
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of animal69
3.91/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManUtdSooner
4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KMitch
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grahamboudreaux
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dustin013
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaDeuce
5/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

very good, like its bit and aroma

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, some roasted malts. Taste is hoppy, bitter, some roasted malts, a touch of coffee. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Adowling
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

This is one of my favorite black ipa's. It's smooth and balanced. I could drink this with a steak, a slice of pizza, or with some cake.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of markjarema11
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Pocketharpy
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Roxie_B
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Serving: Bottle
Appearance: Pitch black with aubergine highlights; opaque. Perfect two finger tan head comprised of some larger bubbles and some smaller. Fantastic to see any over carbonation issues cleared up nicely.
Smell: Nearly stout like with dark roasted coffee malt predominating and perhaps a wee bit of anise.
Earthy. Served at 45 degrees F this is a bit light weight in the olfactory department
Taste: Malty sweetness with a clear chocolate front and center. Acrid coffee towards the middle with a bit of licorice. Only towards the finish can I taste any discernable hop character with some grapefruit and strongly earthy slightly tobacco tinged hops to be followed by more rich dark malt. A bit more hops in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Creamy and thick but not as thick as a stout.
Overall: A stout drinker’s IPA. Frankly more stout than IPA but I enjoyed it immensely.
The 2014 version of this brew is fantastic.

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Tuxedo Black IPA from Blue Pants Brewery
Beer rating: 36.2% out of 100 with 47 ratings
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