Blackheart | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.03/5
1,357 Ratings
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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:
#3,064
Reviews:
383
Ratings:
1,357
pDev:
9.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
191
Gots:
177
Trade:
4
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to the generous soul who shared this at NEBCO!

A: Clear amber body under a fine cap of sticky white head that leaves nice lace. Very appealing.

S: Nothing but hops, with great fruitiness and some more traditionally English floral and herbal notes. Solid.

T: Fruity hops up front, followed by some toasty marzipan maltiness and finished out with powerfully herbal bitterness. Tasty.

M: Creamy, nicely carbonated medium body. Awesome.

O: I can't believe this one is 8.5% - it's so smooth! Really, really nice brew. While it lacks the punch of stuff like Dreadnaught and APW, it's a beautiful beer in its own right.

Cheers!

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4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

New FFF (for me anyways)! Yay!

A - 22 oz bottle into a goblet. Unbelievably beautiful orange-gold. Color of sunset. 1 finger of head after a modest pour that laces pretty well. Hazy and mysterious. Nice carbonation.

S - Grapefruit and citrus, a little lemon with some bready malts in the middle. Can smell the booze a little bit. Definitely different hops than I expected for an English IPA. Very FFF. Short story - smells delicious.

T - Bitter up front with some bready malt following (and dominating), then ending with a nice alcohol burn. I'm getting a little of the citrus present in the nose but not as much as I'd like - can't win em all.

M - medium to heavy, creamy. Carbonation is nice and crisp, refreshing but lingering like a heavy hitter. Very drinkable. Yum.

O - Wow, I'm going to be sad to see this one go. So, so good. Well done, boys. Get it while you can.

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

On-tap at Paddy Long's.

A - Pours darker golden color, white head, sticky lace, thin ring.

S - Hops & citrus mixed with a dose of sweet bready malts. A "not normal" take on the English IPA with a higher dose of bitterness then normally seen with this stuff (which I approve of).

T - Again, hops/bitterness, light citrus, sweet/toasted malts, some floral sweetness. Alcohol is well-hidden for 8.5%. Finish is bitter hops and light malty sweetness.

M - Light towards medium body, good carbonation.

O - A nice hopped-up version of your normal English IPA. I would just rather drink Zombie Dust or Dreadnaught for my hops kick when I'm at FFF, but this is a nice change-of-pace beer with a hoppy & malty balance.

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2.07/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bomber into a Samuel Smith pint glass. Newer bottle with renamed 'Blackbeard' logo.

Appearance - A frothy half finger of head that rapidly turns to a soapy texture. Very nice lacing. The beer itself is a deep, delicious looking amber that shows signs of nice carbonation. Faint orange and brown hues that look alive and fresh.

Smell - Smells quite alcoholic with hints of spiced floral notes. Nothing special to note.

Taste - Definitely not as unique as other Three Floyds I've had, but definitely a tasty beer. A highly carbonated brew brimming with malt. High alcoholic spice with a heavy caramel crash. Rich english malt and faint floral spice. Light citrus.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability - Honestly, this is my least favorite Three Floyds offering that I've had. There is a heavy alcohol taste that seems quite unbalanced. The malt is rich and heavy. A bit of a roasted taste in the finish. A bit of a letdown.

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Blackheart from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 1,357 ratings
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