On The Black Pale Ale | The Bronx Brewery

BA SCORE
54.4%
Liked This Beer
3.67 w/ 68 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bronx Brewery
New York, United States
thebronxbrewery.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mdfb79 on 01-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,632
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
68
Liked:
37
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
14.17%
Alströms:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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A: Poured from the growler ($11.99 at Westmere Beverage) into a Sam Smith's nonic-style pint glass. Body is black with a small (half-finger) light-brown head. Leaves decent lacing.

S: Nice - roasty and hoppy at the same time, with the roastiness predominating over an earthy hoppiness.

T: Coffee beans, coffee, roasted barley malt and chocolate lay a nice black ale malty foundation. Hops are of the earthy bitter type, somewhat minerally. Char bitterness meets the hoppy bitterness (and a touch of dark chocolate) at the end of the sip, but a bit of chocolate malt lingers in the aftertaste. Nice balance here.

M: A little bit thin in heft; call it the lighter side of medium in weight. Carbonation is modest, leaving a slightly creamy feel.

O: My first Bronx beer, and I'm giving this the opposite of a Bronx Cheer. This is very close to how I want my perfect American Black Ale to be: roasty, chocolatey and bitter. Had the hops been a little more "juicy" or piney, this might just be my favorite ABA. Solid stuff.

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4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"The Bronx Black Pale Ale offers a smooth and complex contrast of dark chocolate and roasted malt flavors with bright and tropical guava, mango and pear hop flavors and aromas. Three different American malts stand up to generous amounts of West Coast El Dorado and Citra hops in an unfiltered and unpasteurized ale. Says Brown, “The intent behind the Black PA was to create a complex and unique beer from the dichotomy of dark malts and bright hops”.

From 01/06/12 notes. Had this on tap at Pony Bar on the UES. 14 oz. pour in a pint glass.

a - Pours an almost black dark brown color, with two inches of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks great.

s - Smells of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, coffee, some bitter chocolate, burnt malts, light citrus hops, and light resin and pine hops. Nice mixture here; lots of chocolate and roasted malts up front, with some light hops on the backend.

t - Tastes of roasted malts bitter chocolate, sweet chocolate, citrus hops, fruity malts, pine hops, toasted malts, some coffee. Fruit in the taste is nice and the hops are still there, though the chocolate and roasted malts still dominate it. Nice taste.

m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Easy to drink and no heat at all, a touch too carbonated.

o - Overall a really nice beer; this is my favorite beer from Bronx Brewery so far, as I like it much better than their normal Pale Ale and like it a touch better than the rye version. The roasted malts and chocolate dominate it but are very nice, and you do get some light citrus and pine hops in it as well. Easy to drink and worth seeking out, I'd get it again.

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

On draft at Tap and Barrel, Smithtown, NY.

Poured a deep black hue with a one finger frothy tan head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured an herbal hop atop a full roasted malt.

The taste consisted of an upfront assertive toasted barley with a secondary herbal hop spice and a faint citrus.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty Blsck pale ale.

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22oz brown bomber, sample bottle from the brewery.

Great looking web-like lacing on the glass, complete darkness. Piney, minty, pithy, rind-like hop nose with some undertones of dark malt. Lovely smoothness, mild roasted character, semi-aggressive hopping. Very well balanced with lots of layers. Drinkable, had no problem knocking this one back and wanting more.

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On The Black Pale Ale from The Bronx Brewery
Beer rating: 54.4% out of 100 with 68 ratings
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