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Slumbrew Naked Hopularity | Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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3.97/5
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44 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
Massachusetts, United States
slumbrew.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hopheads go to great extremes in their lupulin quests. It’s a worthy endeavor, but fraught with falling across the event horizon in a hoppy stupor. With swirling flavors from both dark malts and the crisp body from pilsner grains, our limited release black IPA will take you to the center of a hop explosion and back, without all the crushing gravity.

Added by Dope on 03-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,216
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
44
pDev:
8.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
5
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Photo of Severymusic
4.46/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I tried this after a long day of tasting at other breweries in and around Boston, so my rating might not be entirely accurate.

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Photo of clayrock81
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%

Poured a dark brown, almost black body with minor head and lace down glass.
Aroma is a mix of dirty, citric hops and roasted malts.
A mix of creamy, sweet malts (chocolaty) and roasted malts (more bread than coffee) are well-balanced and play with citric hops (not quite into grapefruit mode) for a sweetly hopped beer.
One of the few black IPAs that I have had that manage to let both the hops and malts shine without one being overpowered, and probably the first black IPA that was really able to retain a sweet edge to it.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Gavage
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a black color with a 1/2" head that slowly falls. No lace develops.

Smell: pine and chocolate notes come through to the nose.

Taste: nice malty profile, as chocolate, prunes, grapefruit, and some pine tones create a nicely balanced beer. Alcohol is mildly noticeable and bitterness is moderate.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp to start, smoother and a bit dry at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste as the chocolate and pine last a while on the tongue.

Overall: a nicely flavorful beer that is easy to consume. Mildly refreshing for the style, defintely worthy of a try if you see it.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of WanderingFool
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Naked Hopularity pours black into the glass with a small, creamy tan head on top. The foam leaves behind lines and spots of lace as it fades away.

The aroma is nutty and malty with notes of chocolate and coffee mixed in. Roasted malt and a touch of pine are also present.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is soft on the palate, slightly watery with moderate carbonation. The flavor has a fair amount of chocolate, roast malt and coffee, plus a nice balance of piney hops at the end. Once gone the chocolate and pine lingers on the palate.

A very tasty beer that hides it's 8% abv very well. The flavors really come out as it warms.

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4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber from Pennington Circle Super Saver.

Perfectly blak body, no highlights. Four fingers of medium tan foam. Great stretchy lace.

Aroma is deep roasted coffee, with a whiff of chocolate.

Taste opens with a river of chocolate, and eventually yields some deep roasted coffee. Bitter bite at the swallow cuts through the chocolate. Pleasing hop tingle in the finish.

Smooth, slick, maybe even oily. Terrific mouthfeel.

To me, not a Black IPA, the hop bite is not that big, but a damn good stout. Ignore the label and enjoy the glass.

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Slumbrew Naked Hopularity from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 44 ratings
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