Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Firestorm Black IPA | Big Storm Brewing Company

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Storm Brewing Company
Florida, United States | website

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by RblWthACoz on 10-20-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
12
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
27.93%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 12
Reviews by macrosmatic:
Photo of macrosmatic
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.

 731 characters

More User Reviews:
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.

126 characters

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.

 456 characters

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
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe