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
Ranking:
#3,488
Reviews:
384
Ratings:
1,361
pDev:
9.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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196
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178
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Ratings: 1,361 |  Reviews: 384
Photo of lenbert
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tsgooch79
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trevor11
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of izzyismyrott
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GTJayG
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hendryxdp
4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoosier222002
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of athesing10
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sirhc3034
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Openwyd
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Brown-orange, solidly cloudy with even some sediment on the bottom. Voluminous soapy head and dots of lace. Kickass bottle art.

S & T: The malt is predominant on the nose. Toffee, followed by orange peel. Quite alluring. Orange, mango, and pine are first detected on the palate but quickly overcome by caramel malt, wood without any of the boozey characteristic of a whiskey barrel, mild nutty toffee flavor. Orange peel returns on the finish. Bitter but also perfectly balanced by sweetness. Really incredible.

M: Full bodied, smooth smooth smooth. Faintest carbonation doesn't disturb the heavy body.

O: I was not expecting an unheralded shelf beer to be this good. I admittedly do not know what an historic English IPA should taste like, but from what I imagine, and what I'm told on the bottle, this is exactly it, and what's more, it's also modernly delicious. Plenty of hop flavor, a moderate and appropriate showing of hop range, and the malt and wood gives it fantastic complexity, depth, and balance. This is a balaced way to get a hop fix without drinking some off-kiler gimmicky hop-centric brew. Would not mind a re-visitation!

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Photo of dmadsen
4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy gold to amber under a clingy 2” foam collar that leaves delicate lace.
S: It smells like an English IPA with spicy sticky malts and grassy, earthy hops.
T: The malty sweetness, spice and light breadiness congregate in the body with more hop grass and earthiness in the foam providing a taste journey as the foam assimilates into the body.
F: Medium body and medium low carbonation that is very soft.
O: This is a great beer that improves as it warms. Let the bottle sit out for half an hour or so before opening.

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Photo of apasternak
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LakersGotRings
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sphnnc
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Luckydob
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Brushkanna
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dannydetox
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

nose was lacking for a 3 floyds brew, but ithan that, i think this one is representative of the style. classic orange color when poured into the glass, leaving a small, whitish head and minimal lacing. nose is earthy, and almost pumpkin-like, with more of the caramel, biscuit maltiness prevailing. the bottle i received is 2 months past its "enjoy by" date, so this may be a factor. on the palate the beer brings some light lemon hops alongside herbalness and more of the full bodied malt. solid, chewy mouthfeel. hints of milk chocolate on the end for some reason - maybe the light barrel aging. different than the standard ipa offerings from these deranged, maniacally metal brewing fanatics, but not a bad bottle to pick up.

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Photo of Sparty55
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Big_V
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrob21
2.75/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Blackheart from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 1,361 ratings