Immutable Dusk | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
78.4%
Liked This Beer
3.92 w/ 97 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Cascadian Immutable Dusk-style ale is as unwavering in its dark and beguiling flavor as it’s namesake. Enjoy this black IPA brewed with our friends in the band PELICAN.

Added by MasterSki on 11-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
97
Liked:
76
Avg:
3.92/5
pDev:
9.95%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Three Floyds' Brewpub in Munster, Indiana. Served in an imperial pint today, 12/12/2013.

Dark brown body, almost black, relatively opaque and comes with a fair sized one-finger brown head that doesn't retain all that well. Good lacing though. Looks like any typical darker beer, really.

Smells very nice and hoppy. Juicy even. Pine, citrus notes dominate a background of charred malts and roast. Very interesting and strong, even for the Black IPA subcategory.

Flavourwise, it just didn't work that well for me. Pine bitterness on top of a roast/charred malt background is an eh. I mean, pine and coffee and chocolate? Just doesn't do it for me, even though I've enjoyed Black IPAs in the past.

OK mouthfeel, thinner bodied, a bit watery. Carbonation is solid, not peppy or creamy by any means. A bit bitter on the piney end.

Decent Black IPA, not going back for this one anytime soon.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From: Three Floyds Brewery (purchased on site)
Date: None, purchased five days ago
Glass: Standard US pint glass

Immutable Dusk is a hoppy American black ale, but it does not really offer much that differentiates itself from a variety of others in the style that display pine, citrus, and mild roasted malt flavor in quietly metered amounts. At $10 per bomber, I expect to be amazed at the prowess of the brewers involved, not simply given a pleasing fermented beverage: I wouldn't pick this up again at this price point.

Pours a 1.5cm tall head of dark beige colored foam, made up of small-sized bubbles, yielding a very frothy appearance. Retention is somewhat above average at 1.5 minutes, the head gradually fading to a thin ring of foam around the perimeter of the glass. Lacing is good, with thick washes clinging to all sides of the glass. The body of the beer is a dark brown to black color, with light bringing out modest amber brown hues around the edges of the glass. Carbonation not visible through the opaque body.

Aroma is of pine resin, stale grapefruit juice, and a bit of acrid roasted malt that gives a bit of coffee and burnt toast. Seems like a potential combination of Chinook and Simcoe to me. Good, but a bit typical: I've brewed something very similar.

Front of palate tastes sharp pine resin, grapefruit, and woodsiness from hops, slight roasted malt bringing in hints of cocoa and coffee, with moderate hop and roasted malt bitterness. Mid-palate of mild roasted malt (light cocoa and coffee) with strong pine resin, mild grapefrtuit-like citrus, hop woodsiness, and light . Back of palate finds moderate hop and acrid roasted malt bitterness, pine, woodsy, and grapefruit-like flavors from hops, and modest roasted malt contributing burnt toast and cocoa. Aftertaste of light roasted malt contributing some burnt toast and cocoa, along with pine resin, woodsiness, medium-high hop and acrid roasted malt bitterness.

Beer is medium-bodied, with medium-low carbonation, resulting in a foamy mouthfeel (3/4) and modest smoothness (1/4). Closes dry, with moderate stickiness clinging to the palate and lips.

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Immutable Dusk from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 78.4% out of 100 with 97 ratings
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