Blackfin Black IPA | The Fin City Brewing Co.

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Blackfin Black IPABlackfin Black IPA
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3.83/5
Very Good
42 Ratings
Blackfin Black IPABlackfin Black IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Fin City Brewing Co.
Maryland, United States
fincitybrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A full bodied black I.P.A. brewed with pale and mild roasted malts and a citrus hop blend. A well balanced roasty-sweet backbone and a smooth finish with a floral, citric hoppiness.

56 IBU

Added by BillRoth on 12-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,167
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
42
pDev:
8.09%
Bros Score:
3.75
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
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0
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #88 (May 2014):

Toasty, Roasty, Citrus, Bitter

Fin City hits all of the right spots for the American Black Ale style. The perfect level of roastiness is a great marriage to the herbal citrus hoppiness and bitterness that reaches 58 IBUs. Nothing massive so it is pretty damn easy to knock back and at least it is what was expected.

STYLE: American Black Ale | ABV: 6.0% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great taste. Has a smokey taste and a lingering enjoyment.

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3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.27/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

S: Bottle
A: Nice black that has a very very deep ruby color if you shine a light thru.
S: strong citrusy hop smell slightly danky. Mild roastiness
T: Nice roasted maltiness, moderate bitterness, nice citrusy finish
M: good medium-full body
O: Very very good beer made by some awesome people. Its like a hoppy porter. Probably the best version of this style. Not just an ipa thats black, this has a good maltiness to back up those hops

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz to a Guinness stout glass.

Looks like a porter.. dark, with a tan head that holds up. Smells of lightly roasted malts, with a fresh hops aroma. Not heavy on either side. Taste is surprisingly crisp and well rounded. The malt and mild hop flavor is pretty steady from 1st pour, through temp warmup. MF is crisp, not heavy.. and a lot smoother than most hoppy beers I've tried (albeit I'm still tip-toeing through them).

While I'm still in my infant years of beer growth.. this is my 3rd time drinking more than 3 Fin City BIPA's at a clip. Each time, its right on character. Nothing changes as far as going south on me, or catching me off-guard. While I know I'm not a 'hop-beer' expert, this is right up my alley at this point and time.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great example of the style - one of my favorites! Not a hoppy porter or a regular IPA that looks black... It's an IPA with delicious roastiness on the back end. I have only seen this beer at a random sketchy convenience store here in Frederick that sells macros plus this and two other Fin City beers; a little strange!

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3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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Blackfin Black IPA from The Fin City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 42 ratings