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Blackheart | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours light, with an orange hue.

Smell: Not an overly distinctive smell, a light aroma of malt with small hints of floral hops. Smells sweet and nutty.

Taste: First touch of the tongue yields a charred caramel flavor, with notes of pine coming through as you let the beer travel. Good balance.

Mouthfeel: Similar to champagne, with an overly carbonated feel. However, this combined with the lightness of the body make each drink refreshing.

Overall: A very solid English style IPA. Worth purchasing again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden, clear orangish hue. Half inch head on the pour that fades quickly. Terrific lacing

S: Biscuity malts with a lot of caramel sweetness. Then, the hops come through, smells great. After it warms those hops sink into the background and the grain/malt powers up.

T: Sweet malt bomb on the front followed by a noticeable amount of hop bitterness. Warming alcohol notes mediciny caramel/ dark fruits. as you continue. The toasted oak is there but it's light. Just a great example of this style.

M: lighter bodied and verydrinkable. It lingers on the palate with strong flavors and warm biscuit notes.
Ample carbonation

O: Enjoyable 3 Floyd's take on a classic. I thought the hops would be the big feature but I was surprised by the maltiness. This is a great beer to cap off a hard week. The warming effect is pleasant and helps make each sip of the brew more enjoyable.

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