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: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a snifter. The label text also reads "Blackbeard" if I look at right, sort of in an American Beauty / "American Reality" sorta way..

A code is printed on the bottom of the bottle; the digits could possibly be surmised as a Julian code, but I'm not really concerned with how fresh this is, as FFF disappears on the shelves within days around here..

Pours pretty, white head on an orange-ish body. The head dissipates quickly. Smell is very much of-the-wood and a bit alcoholic, the only detraction imo. There is a definite herbal/grassy undertone. Taste is rather different than the smell (and better) - juicy-fruit and tangerine, with a spicy, woody finish. The hops also have a cool, menthol feel as well. Nice and complex altogether.

Overall, this is a fine departure from the IPAs of late - I really appreciate the atypical hops in a US-brewed IPA. Would definitely enjoy this one again.

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

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Three Floyds "Alpha King" branded imperial pint glass

Pours a hazy golden amber capped by a two finger bright white fluffy head. Abundant grassy English hops, hints of caramel, and toasted oak on the nose. Herbal, some floral accents, and light caramel malt. Finishes with a bit of apple peel, warm, toasty oak that combines with herbal hop bitterness and underlying hints of alcohol. Moderately carbonated medium body, that is smooth and creamy with hints of soapiness on the edges. I'm fairly surprised that I've never reviewed Blackheart, as it is among my favorites from Three Floyds. Certainly more bitter than your standard English IPA, this brew is fairly well balanced overall and the oak-aging is a plus.

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Blackheart from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.06 out of 5 based on 1,350 ratings.
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