Blackheart
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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From:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
English IPA
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 9.93%
Reviews:
387
Ratings:
982
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 30, 2018
Added:
Mar 21, 2008
Wants:
  199
Gots:
  180
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: A throwback historical ale brewed when English IPA's were hopped up to last the long voyage from England to Colonial troops in India, using English malts, English hops, English yeast and aged slightly on toasted oak for a 19th century taste.

78 IBU
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Rated: 4.16 by StanleysCup from Maryland

Sep 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.08 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Jul 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.4 by jchanley from Illinois

Jul 14, 2018
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Reviewed by BSChief from Maryland

5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Just simply a wonderful beer. Definitely not a session brew -- this one is for sipping and enjoying more slowly. For all the hops it boasts, it also possesses outstanding balance.
Jul 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by drstalker from Illinois

Jul 06, 2018
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A-Pours a nice copper color with a generous head and lacing
A-Aroma has slight malty hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a slight malty flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A good take on the English style IPA
Jun 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Jun 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by ultrasrs from Illinois

Jun 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by jonbonfondle from Minnesota

Dec 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Dec 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

Oct 31, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by TheOakKing from New York

Oct 23, 2017
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Copper colored with a half inch of creamy and dense tan head. The aroma is of a hint of smoke and earthy hops. The flavor presents bold earthy hops, smoke, and finishes with a touch of vegetation and coppery and slightly dark malt. The mouth is dry, lightly resinous and sticky.
Oct 07, 2017
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Rated by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
half pint on tap at Floyd's
Oct 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by AngEo from Texas

Sep 27, 2017
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.34/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Burnt amber with a white foam that dies to a thin blanket leaving bumpy lace.

Smell is corn, grapefruit, lime and fruity apple, with taste bringing graham, grapefruit, spicy pine and green tea via a frothy, crisp body and dry finish.
Aug 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.79 by VaporDome from New York

Aug 25, 2017
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Reviewed by BierRunner from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Haven't had an English IPA in a while. Nice malty flavor with a nicely balanced bitterness but no pine or spruce. Very refreshing with a nice effervescence and a long finish.
Aug 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.08 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Aug 14, 2017
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Taste: slight sweet malt, alcohol notes with a spiced hop forward flavor. Nose has complicated hops and some boozy aroma. Deep amber/gold, somewhat opaque, tall foam head with delicate lace. Medium body
Jul 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Mantooth from North Carolina

Jun 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by heysuz from Indiana

May 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by brittanylicious from Indiana

May 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by delgotit99 from Indiana

Jan 14, 2017
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Reviewed by ChilliHeights from Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Excellent Ale with nice amber color. Malty and citrus aroma and taste. Very smooth mouth feel and a nice clean finish. Poured into tasting glasses and had a nice head and lacing. Looking forward to the next bottle.
Dec 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by crownrl28 from Georgia

Dec 20, 2016
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bottled 5/2/14; drank 5/24/14 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Clear, bright orange hue.

Cream-colored head; thick lace.

Mild blood orange & green peppercorn nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Dry wood, light caramel & faint citrus flavor; sharply bitter finish. Too bitter for me; drinkable but easily forgettable.
Dec 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.12 by BrewNoob1 from Minnesota

Oct 30, 2016
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
First had poured from 22-oz. bomber, with bottled-on date rubbed off, into faceted mug. In 3 Floyds' hands, all English ingredients and toasted oak aging produce an "Imperial" English IPA.
Sep 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by gregcordle from Ohio

Aug 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by psoriasaurus from Thailand

Jul 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.79 by invalid665 from Illinois

Jul 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.71 by zachpaschal from Indiana

Jun 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by MurphDog14 from Illinois

Jun 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Jun 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4.06 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

Jun 03, 2016
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Rated by Stutz from Indiana

4.88/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Great feel, appearance, and taste.
May 27, 2016
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2016-05-03
22oz bottle served in a large mug. Bottled On 05/03/16. My pour left about a half inch in the bottle.

Pours a hazy amber with a big head that fades fairly slowly. Moderate amount of fine carbonation. Smell is grassy, slightly funky, moderate amount of spice, some biscuity maltiness. Some hints of citrus.

Taste is heavy on the bitter, a tiny amount of banana flavor that kind of comes across as yeasty funk, heavy on the bitter, something vaguely chocolatey, and heavy on the bitter.

Mouthfeel is dry but full. Overall, a very good beer.
May 14, 2016
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle. Bottled 5/3/2016. Served in a Three Floyds teku glass.

Pours a dark caramel-orange body, slight amber hue, two finger white head, good retention, lots of lacing. A nice looking beer, a bit darker than expected. Smells of rich toffee, floral notes, marmalade, a big bite of citrus. Essentially what I was expecting from a Three Floyds' take on the English IPA style. It does have a heavy American influence with the citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is similar, with a solid caramel and toffee backbone, lots of orange marmalade, lemon and citrus. Lingering citrus and marmalade bitterness. A very nice beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, appropriately carbonated, nice substantial feel, mild-moderate bitterness that lingers for a while. Good stuff. Overall, it took a while until I found the first bottle that wasn't already a month old, but I'm glad to have finally had this one. A nice, Floyds-centric American take on the English style IPA.
May 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.97 by pollocwr from Ohio

Mar 02, 2016
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