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Seal Team 6 Black IPA | Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria West

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Brewed by:
Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria West
Kansas, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Seal Team 6 Black IPA is a dark and robust ale that has subtle roast character with chocolate notes and assertive hopping.

Added by KansasBeerLover on 08-03-2012

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by KansasBeerLover:
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3.31/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Released today. Draught, served in a goblet.

Bartender today was good at filling the glass without running over. Everything served had about 1/4" head, filling the glass with no wasted space and no wasted beer.

The small head was a dark cream with fine bubbles, which soon faded to a wisp, with little lacing. Body was a medium brown, opaque. I expected some sediment, but there was none.

Aroma was weak, a hint of hops. A more refined nose could distinguish the variety.

Taste revealed a caramel-like sweetness and hops, seemingly floral.

Mouthfeel had a noticeable bitterness that remained on the roof and tongue. Pleasant.

Overall - The beer complimented the Banich pizza, a good combination with the spicy meat and sweetness with the hops. The aroma was lacking, something they needc to improve.

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Photo of Todd
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Roasty, Fruity, Bitter, Boozy

Pours an opaque black with ruby hues and a three-fingered beige head. The aroma is faint with some roast and fruity hop notes. It has a super creamy, chewy body and it’s prickly on the tongue. Roasty malts offer chocolate, coffee, caramel and semi-sweet flavors plus a tangy hint of molasses. Bready with some dark and tropical fruitiness, too. Quite bitter and raw with notes of pine, mint, and a touch of citrus pith. The finish is bone-dry, acrid, and astringent with a warming, boozy linger. Seal Team 6 is a very assertive Black IPA. Good, but it either needs a maltier backbone to help balance out the hops, or they should be dialed back a bit.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #120 (January 2017).

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

Pours a deep brown, close to black with a fluffy two finger off white head. Aroma is straight citrus and tropical fruits. Taste follows with citrus, tropical fruits, and roast malt with chocolate and coffee notes. Mouthfeel is medium and has a bit of a warming booziness. Overall, a pretty darn good black ipa. I would like a bit less bitterness from both hops and malt, but good overall.

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

Revisited 5-18-17

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Photo of Treycotton
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a jet-black color with a large, tan head of foam. It smelled of roasted malt, black coffee, dark chocolate and toffee. So much roasty flavor with chocolate and coffee notes. Nice and bitter!

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Photo of ABabbidge
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: Black body and dark red around the edges where light comes through. 2-3 finger foamy tan head.

S: Fruity hop aroma with some mild dark malt.

T: Fruity up front giving way dark roasted/burnt malt flavors. Dark chocolate and coffee notes. Some pine and citrus from that hops. Finishes very bitter.

F: Creamy and full bodied. Dry, bitter finish that lingers for a long time and some warming alcohol.

O: I've only had a few black IPA's, but I am a fan of the style. This one is very good, but the finish is just a little too much on the bitter side for me. It's not so bitter that it ruins it for me, though. It has a good balance between the fruity IPA flavors, and the dark chocolate/coffee flavors.

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4.44/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of dubmax
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Beer-RUSH
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redbaron_ict
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of RichH55
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of KShophead
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

Seal Team 6 Black IPA from Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria West
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 14 ratings
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