Ore Bucket India Black Ale | Backcountry Brewery

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Backcountry Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Spring

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Added by ArrogantB on 05-08-2011

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by hopfacebrew:
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Re-post from my hacked "jmkratt" :(

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

Picked up a pint of this at lunch at Uptown Brothers for lunch. A brewery I have been wanting to try but hadn't had the opportunity.

A - The beer was served in a pint glass and arrived very deep dark brown, almost black, with a 1 finger off-white head with good retention and lacing throughout.

S - A nice blend of roasted barley and citrus, pine, and earthen hops. The nose was more balanced between roast and hop than the style seems to be heading, nice.

T/M - The beer was very similar in taste as found in the nose. It starts off with a pleasant blend of roast and hops found in the nose. Neither dominant but well blended, not a hop bomb, or killing it with malty sweetness or roast at all. The two compliment each other well. Medium bitterness. Finishes dry. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O - Good brew, glad to have sampled. Well balanced and flavorful. I would order it again, makes me want to head up to Frisco even more.

Serving type: on-tap

Reviewed on: 05-20-2011 19:59:12

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Spider889
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


A - Black, thick, served with no head.

S - Lots of pine, not overly complex. Wishing for some semblance of the darker malt that the color promises.

T - Has plenty of piney hop flavor but there is surprisingly a ton of rich roasty coffee and bitter black malt. Also some baker's chocolate notes. Somehow this unassuming beer from a little brewery has produced possibly the best tasting Black IPA I have yet tried.

M - Medium bodied with a dry finish.

O - Very impressed here. Recommended.

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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

So, what's a perfect IBA? It's sort of a new category, so what are we looking for? Well, methinks this one comes pretty close to whatever you want out of an IBA

Dark pour, hence the black in the name. Off tan head, nice a foamy...some rockiness.

Aroma is great. Sometimes an IBA can have an odd mix of pine, citrus, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee that have trouble getting along. This one has just a hint of citrus and concentrates more on pine, roast and chocolate. Rich

Flavor has more of the roast characteristics and the pine/hops to make them snap. Robust and smooth, this beer drinks quite well.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of ArrogantB
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Falling Rock it was listed as Ore Cart but I saw it on the internet as Ore Bucket so whatever. Dark black color, light tan head, it certainly looks the part. The aroma was alright with a slight hint of hops but really smelled like a porter to me. I swear these "IBA's" are really just extra hoppy porters. The flavor was good, hoppy,and extremely easy to drink. I'd definitely order this again if I had the chance.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Ore Bucket India Black Ale from Backcountry Brewery
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 10 ratings