Queen Anne's Revenge
Mystery Brewing Company

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Mystery Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale
3.53 | pDev: 16.15%
Jul 15, 2017
Feb 19, 2012
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3.77 by MMOSNN from North Carolina on Jul 15, 2017
3.97 by curtisjoseph from North Carolina on May 31, 2016
3.75 by willardt09 from North Carolina on Apr 07, 2016
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4.54/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

I had scored some CANs recently that I knew would get locals' attention, so I solicited for new (to me) CANs in return in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm). This was one of those beers! Once again, boys & girls, it pays to advertise.

From the CAN: "This beer is ALIVE! Keep it cold; drink it fresh!; "Hand-Crafted in Beautiful Hillsborough, NC"; "Be Nice to Our Planet Recycle This CAN"; "Spring Hoppy"; "beer for drinking".

A nice loud Crack! suggested that I CANduct an inverted Glug to celebrate, but it being "ALIVE!", I decided to be gentle instead. An in-glass swirl raised a finger of fizzy deep-tan/light-brown head with low retention. Color was Very Dark Brown to Black/Opaque (SRM = > 34, < 44), but probably closer to 39/40 and with ruby highlights. Nose had a pine hops mintiness, but it was being overwhelmed by the dark chocolate/smokiness of the black malt. Mouthfeel was full, not quite creamy, but close. The taste was an unexpectedly good combination of minty hops and black chocolate malts to create a Girl Scout Thin MInt taste. The finish was cool, clean, dry and very minty. I was left thinking of a Peppermint Patty! Normally, I hate beers in this style, but this was perfect! The malt complemented the hops, rather than obscuring them. I would still rather drink an AIPA, a DIPA or a Belgian/White IPA instead, but this was pretty good.

Mar 18, 2016
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3.97/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by HopsForBrains from North Carolina

Very interesting light mild/porter style.

Oct 19, 2015
3.71 by nickfl from Florida on Jul 30, 2015
3.75 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on May 08, 2015
3.02 by Irish57 from North Carolina on Apr 22, 2015
2.99 by lupercmda from North Carolina on Apr 01, 2015
3 by yergermeister from Pennsylvania on Mar 05, 2015
2.03 by Crimkj from South Carolina on Nov 30, 2014
3.5 by MIchael_D_Larkin from North Carolina on Aug 02, 2014
3.75 by MichaelProcton from North Carolina on Jul 18, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by GarthDanielson from Virginia

Poured on tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, chestnut brown color, with a tall, foamy, fluffy, tan colored head. Aromas of roasted toffee and caramel, subtle bitterness, and creamy highlights. Flavors are bitter and roasted forward, with a molasses ans dark vanilla undertone, and a heavy tobacco characteristic that imparts pepper spices to the point of warming. Wow, not expecting that. Smooth, light bodied, with a coffee and chocolate bittersweet aftertaste. The finish is smooth, light, and slightly dry.

Jul 05, 2014
3.25 by greencovesteve from North Carolina on Apr 25, 2014
3.5 by jak from North Carolina on Apr 08, 2014
4 by Morockm from North Carolina on Aug 31, 2013
3.75 by plinythederek from North Carolina on Jul 28, 2013
4.25 by abernethyj from North Carolina on Jul 09, 2013
3.75 by hemorhoidzz from North Carolina on Jun 29, 2013
2 by fastrodney from North Carolina on Jun 24, 2013
3.25 by leftstagebrew from North Carolina on May 16, 2013
4 by Shatter from North Carolina on Apr 07, 2013
3.5 by RedneckBeerz from Massachusetts on Apr 02, 2013
3.75 by Lob from North Carolina on Apr 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by VncentLIFE from North Carolina

At Rockfish for their day after party.

Pour is a murky brownish black. Minimal head.

Smell was lacking the hops I was promised. Malt kind of smells slick, but underwhelming presence.

Taste as a leafy tobacco feeling, light and delicate. Maybe some hop bitterness, but its all so light that I cant really find it.

I preferred the Gentleman's Preference.

Feb 19, 2012
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Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 26 ratings