Firestorm Black IPA | Big Storm Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Big Storm Brewing Company
Florida, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RblWthACoz on 10-20-2013

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 12
Reviews by macrosmatic:
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3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at Mr. Dunderbak's. Served in a pint glass.

A: Essentially black and opaque, with a thin tan head and medium visible carbonation.

S: A fairly low amount of aroma, especially for style. A touch of roasted malts and some resinous hoppiness - but even that takes some work.

T: Roasted malts with accompanying bitterness, resinous and citrus rind hop bitterness. This doesn't have huge hop flavors, but there is a decent alpha-bitterness underneath the big malt bill. Moderate lingering bitterness in the hang.

M: Full-bodied for style, moderate carbonation sensation. The alcohol is noticeable but not overly hot.

O: A decent black IPA, easy to drink - but nothing to make it particularly special.

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Photo of JKG
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Maltyduo
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of goodshiz
4.29/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I waited a long time to try this beer because I thought it was going to be scary hoppy. Don't make my same mistake TRY IT NOW.

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Photo of tfsimpkins
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Llcruserll
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This black IPA is tamed down a little in the bitterness compared to this breweries regular IPA. This is a prime example of a black IPA. The one thing that really surprises me with this flavorful beer is how strong it is. I have never had a beer under 6% with is much of a kick. But it is not too much, this is so well balanced that the strong alcohol flavor is very enjoyable, I would say this is one of my top three picks for the style of beer that it is.

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Photo of BrettMRogers
4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of D_toxic_AVENGER
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of benzalman
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CBrowning88
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Firestorm Black IPA from Big Storm Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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