Haywire Double Black American Ale | Indeed Brewing Company

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Haywire Double Black American AleHaywire Double Black American Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Indeed Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
indeedbrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bsp77 on 10-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
131
Reviews:
19
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
9.41%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of vette2006c5r
4.59/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

Haywire pours a black color with a big tan long lasting head. Taste is big bitter with lots of burnt hops. A bit flat. Overall top black ipa, big bold bitter flavors.

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Photo of Stillyman11
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of seangibbs60
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Josholson666
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LambicLion
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IPAcub
3.02/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Light like an IPA or a pale ale but has a stout taste.

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Photo of tim007007
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A bubble show galore reveals a 50/50 balance between the khaki head and the fudge brown liquid; sticks beautifully and leaves a curtain of lacing

Smell: Chocolate, caramel and coffee balanced by pine; ultimately smells like an aromatic chocolate confection

Taste: Chocolate, caramel and coffee, up front, with the piney bitterness building, in the middle; the interplay between the confectionary flavors of the malts and the bitter hops creates a uniquely well-balanced finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Despite the 100+ IBUs I find myself intrigued by the malts in this beer; sure, the hops add balance and a nice tone to the finish but the malts make the sweet element of this beer taste like an artisanal chocolate confection

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Photo of garymuchow
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks #2. Appreciated.
Great complex, mosty hop aroma. Sweet, citrus, herbal and fruit. The darker malt foundation is there too. Hint of hop oil but still pleasant. Very nice.
Certainly a black ale with dark brown highlights. Thick tan head and lots of sticky lacing. Great start.
Taste is not quite as satisfying at the start, but it is good. Very interesting and complex. Starts of sweet again, largely malt driven with a strong roast (coffee and dark malt with some fruit) with the mixed hop presentation with quite a bit of similarity to the aroma. In middle to finish is where is shows differences. Both a thick almost syrupy feel mixes with a smooth malt with hints of roast and a prominent but not overpowering and pleasantly tasting bitterness that is forward and lingering. For this size the alcohol blends in nicely with nothing distinct but additive in the sweet and mixed hops.
Quite full and carbonated nicely.
this is better than I expected. Well rounded, smooth and great mix of flavors. Nicely done.

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Photo of tmcelvain
4.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hopzilla_MN
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NSXAG
3/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Contrasting dark and light notes didn't mesh well on my palate...

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Photo of markgugs
2.88/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

This beer was pretty terrible. Honestly tasted like oxidized cardboard.

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Photo of acurtis
3.46/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigAl18
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vukusich
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours nearly black under a 2” tan head that produces clingy lace while reducine to a thick film.
S: Roast, citrusy pacific northwest hops, some resin, pine and grapefruit
T: Roast malt with a hint of sweet at the front, grapefruit rind and coffee bitter rises as it hits the back and takes over.
F: Creamy, soft in the mouth, medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of SaxmanRick
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RStansel
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Happy to have found this at Casanova in Hudson, Wisconsin. This thing smells like a god-damn Barolo: macerated black cherries, pepper, cocoa, damp earth, licorice, pine and roses. Just an unreal nose. Balanced on the palate, though it's s bit hot at 10.8% abv. Smooth, brooding, with hops and malts truly integrated. Exceptional.

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Photo of benjamincarter
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dj1931
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Aggressive pour into a snifter yields 3 fingers of tan head. Body is jet black. Looks exquisite in my snifter.

Smell: Toffee malts, citrusy hops in the background. Alcohol is there, too.

Taste: Cocoa and booze up front, then the hops slam into your palate - Centennial, Citra, El Dorado, and Sorachi Ace. Unrelenting, piney, fruity goodness, then toffee on the finish. Simply outstanding.

Feel: A little syrupy, well carbonated.

Overall: I enjoy a well-executed DBIPA, and this is an excellent example of the style. Another world-class beverage by Indeed. Overall rating = 4.42

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Haywire Double Black American Ale from Indeed Brewing Company
4.25 out of 5 based on 131 ratings.
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