Blackheart | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by philberinghele on 03-21-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,352
Reviews:
381
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
9.85%
 
 
Wants:
189
Gots:
177
For Trade:
4
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Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mwvman
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djrn2
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of corby112
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden orange color with apricot edges and a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Good retention, only slowly settling and leaving large steaks of chunky lacing behind.

Earthy floral hop aroma with grassy resins and subtle pine along with sweet caramel malt and delicate oak. The oak adds another layer of complexity without overwhelming the the hop and malt notes. Some dry char and earthy wood which compliments the floral/earthy hop notes and sticky reins. Sweeter malt backbone with toffee, biscuit, caramel and dark fruit. Really nice combo of hops, malt and oak in the nose.

Flavor is somewhat similar to the aroma but a bit more complex. Much stronger hop profile than the nose suggests with dank, earthy hop bitterness and resinous oils countered by a sweet malt backbone and dry toasted oak. Again, the oak really stands out without overpowering the other notes. This adds another layer of complexity while complimenting the dry bitterness of the hop profile. Pine, grassy resins, and spruce tip followed by caramel, toffee, toast and dark fruit. Oak comes on strong toward the end of the palate contributing to the dry finish. The high ABV is very well masked making this flavorful and complex beer deceptively drinkable.

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Photo of wdberkley
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another 3F IPA, this time with an English Twist.

Pours a transparent orange color, decent head, smells like citrus fruits, pine, even some herbs, sweet malt, flavors taste much the same. Good balance of sweet malt & hops. Perfect carbonation.

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Photo of Beers0plenty
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KeithE
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KTCamm
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11/3...brewery bomber. Pours rusty cloudy orange copper. Thick white foam sits on top and laces. Pine tinged nose. Floral/citrus too. Taste is a fantastic malty hop blend. Peppery close. Chewy mouthfeel. Bitter burn at the close.

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Photo of DJByke
4.62/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SMH_NWI
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of casey0287
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrborchert74
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slatetank
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to August for procuring this -enjoyed from a tulip the bomber shared with tenderbranson69.

The color is medium amber with thick haze and substantial head with good retention and fine bead with lace that sticks with wispy pattern. The smell has slight caramel odor with light fruity yeast and mild herbal hop aroma with subtle alcohol in the initial smell with a light woody aspect. The feel has a great balance with moderately full carbonation and semi-spicy hop with bitter middle and light sweetness with dry quality in the finish with mild alcohol in the background.

The taste is very good with a nice balance of malt with herbal hops with a peppery quality and wood in the taste with light caramel element and slight oaky quality with gentle hint of stone fruit and tangy yeast flavor with dry toasted malt character that blends well with the wood treatment and yeast with a slight alcohol flavor in the dry hoppy finish with a good amount of wood as it warms. Overall this is a good Engllish style with wood aging I was not sure what to expect but very good with respect shown for the original style with a good woody/hoppy combination and moderately low alcohol in the flavor I was pleasantly surprised but this is a good Hop forward beer from 3 floyds as usual.

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Photo of JL_25
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris00710
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dr-Jan-Itor-
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lenbert
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tsgooch79
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trevor11
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GTJayG
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hendryxdp
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoosier222002
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blackheart from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.06 out of 5 based on 1,352 ratings.
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