Black IPA | I & I Brewing

BA SCORE
3.97/5
8 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
I & I Brewing
California, United States
iandibrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by FosterJM on 03-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
8
pDev:
14.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 2
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.26/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at I&I

Not surprisingly, this beer is black. Roasted malt and chocolate make up the bulk of the aroma; it’s really not super hoppy. Maybe a hint of earthy and floral hops. As with the nose, roasted malt dominates. Faint floral and grassy hop flavors with only a mild bitterness, but that could just as well be from the grain. Not one of the better black IPAs I’ve had, but compared to some of the other I & I beers, this is a winner...

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1184th Review on BA
Draft to Pint

@I&I

App- A very dark beer. Nearly black with some great depth of color in the glass. A nice 1/2-1 finger of almost brown head fell quickly to some good cling.

Smell- A nice mix of dark roasty malts and then a good hoppy note came in. Didnt have the citrus of Stone 15th or some other CDA's but a nice aromatic beer.

Taste- I liked it I really did. I have to bring it down a notch compared to some of the other CDA's. Nice hop forward notes that moved to a good mix of malts. Very smooth on the flavor. ABV is well hidden.

Mouth- A smaller medium body with a good medium carbonation. The body needed to be a bit thicker for me with the larger ABV on this one.

Drink- A nice rep of the style. A tasty beer regardless. Had a good layer going with some fresh hops and some great malty balance.

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Black IPA from I & I Brewing
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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