Low Tide Black IPA | Port Jeff Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Port Jeff Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Gmann on 11-13-2011

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Photo of Curt3
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of icemanls4
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheGent
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Received a growler of this from a co-worker. i believe it was filled within the past three days.

A: Pours and opaque dark brown with a light brown head that settles to a thin veil along the surface of the beer, with a ring of foam around the edge of the glass. The legs on this one are nice. No visible carbonation.

S: Pleasant dark malt profile with notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, subtle coffee, tobacco, dry nutty notes and an earthy undertone with some vegetal notes of fresh pumpkin. This last note is a bit of a turnoff for me in any beer, but overall the nose is nice.

T: The taste falls of a bit with some more watery notes chocolate and coffee. The finish is moderately bitter coffee.

M: Really enjoying the mouthfeel on this one. Soft pillowy feel with low carbonation. Moderate dryness.

D: Very drinkable at 7.2%. I'm not getting any citra hops or sea salt, so I feel the description is way off, but I am very much enjoying the beer, style and description aside. If I weren't enjoying this beer I'd rate it lower for these reasons, but overall it's a quite pleasant beer. Outside of the H3 Tripel, this is my favorite offering so far from Port Jeff.

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Photo of Comparison_Ford
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furley80
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good taste. One of the best black IPA's I've had.

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Photo of Stignacious
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the brewery. Deep dark brown, pillowy head. Roasted malt characters meld with bright floral and fruity hops that take over and leave a dry, bitter finish. Could use a bit of cleaning up as the aroma is relatively nondescript, but very good overall

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Photo of CHickman
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Relish in Kings Park, NY. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger tan head that faded very slowly and left outstanding lacing coating the sides and rings as it went down.

Smells of cocoa powder, caramel, roasted malt, charred wood, burnt coffee and floral hops. More malty than hoppy, but there are enough hops to add balance.

Tastes of citrus hops, toffee, burnt grains, coffee beans, cocoa powder, peat moss, herbs, pepper, grapefruit, light smoke and brown sugar. Nice sweet hoppy notes with brown sugar, toffee and burnt grains. There is some lemon zest and citrus hop working with the roasted notes that make for a nice black IPA. Not the hoppiest in this style, but still a nice local treat for me.

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Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.1/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.64/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Mersh
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of dbattey
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.26/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Looks good , real smooth on the palate. Almost creamy like milk. Pours near solid black with a sparse film of head.. Scent of a chocolate malted. Pairs well with a burger on pretzel bread or with a good roast. Probably would make a good beer for a fire pit.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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Low Tide Black IPA from Port Jeff Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 37 ratings
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