Vulcan | Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery
Texas, United States
blackstar.coop

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by wagenvolks on 12-31-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
51
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
22.45%
 
 
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 51
Reviews by Locapour:
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4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I featured Vulcan in Episode 2 of Locapour: http://locapour.tv/austin/blackstarcoopvulcan

This is a fantastic beer for an evening when you are feeling the need for hops and want to get your money's worth on the ABV front. What I really enjoy about this beer however is its drinkability. It's not overly hopped and the addition of the rye seems to mellow it out.

The color is beautiful. If you happen to be drinking it where you can let the sunlight kiss the glass you can really see the Vulcan, God of Fire come through.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the caramel and toffee with some pine notes mixed in. The beer definitely smells like an American IPA. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of grapefruit and resin notes as well as some bready malt and a little bit of toffee. Low to medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.07/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: A ton of yeast floating around. Very cloudy and dirty red color. A small white head and not much lace.
S: Fairly neutral. Some citrus hops and a light grainy malt aroma for balance.
T: Some citrus, but more of a grapefruit bitterness here. Good balance, the bitterness never gets out of hand. A nice balanced malt backbone as well. Some sweetness, bread, and biscuit.
M/D: A medium body with good carbonation. Crisp, dry, smooth, and clean. Easy enough to drink.

Decent for the most part. Not a bad beer at all, just the dirty yeast appearance makes it hard for me to come back to this. I can't say that I would grab this over the other good craft beers on tap here.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Vulcan from Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery
3.83 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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