Blackberry IPA
Perrin Brewing Co.

Blackberry IPABlackberry IPA
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From:
Perrin Brewing Co.
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,344
ABV:
5%
Score:
84
Ranked #23,497
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 12.6%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
86
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 23, 2022
Added:
Jul 25, 2015
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  25
SCORE
84
Good
Blackberry IPABlackberry IPA
Notes: This seasonal brew combines the tart sweetness of ripened Blackberries along with an aromatic floral bouquet of fresh Michigan bittering hops, sit back with this beer and enjoy the change of the seasons wherever you are.

35 IBU
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Rated by bottom_ramen

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Nice blackberry taste. A good IPA for people who don't like IPAs
Feb 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Jason from Massachusetts

3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz can. I'm always weary of fruited IPAs because you obviously want to taste the fruit but the hop character of an IPA needs to be there as well.

Perfectly clear burgundy hue, lacing has a pinkish tinge to it and does a great job sticking around. By far this is a spectacular looking brew. Blackberry flavor is dominant throughout the nose and palate. Perhaps a whiff of herbal hop in the nose. Smooth with a slightly creamy body. A ton of blackberry flavor with a hop bitterness that hits middle to end. Blackberry flavor lingers a bit longer. Is this an IPA? Highly debatable. Is this a delicious fruited beer with some hop bitterness for balance, no doubt. If IPA was not in the name / on the label I would have never tagged it as one. A good sip regardless.
Sep 25, 2020
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Reviewed by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Decent fruited IPA. Drank a couple in the sun this past weekend. Nice tart/sweet blackberry flavors with just a bit of hop punch on the finish. At 5%, low enough to have a few after mowing the lawn.
Jun 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.84 by BigIronH from Michigan

Nov 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.59 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Sep 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.53 by Jellybean_Sins from Michigan

May 02, 2019
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a pinkish liquid with a foamy off-white pink head that fades quickly. Aroma of sweet berries. Tastes of blackberry with a slight bitterness. Mouth feel is thin.
Apr 24, 2019
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Reviewed by JimboBrews54 from Michigan

5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
What an interesting and refreshing IPA. I would have never thought of blending these two together, interesting profile this one creates and could almost be confused for a fruit and field beer. Another great one from the mitten and another great balance of brewed sweetness!
Apr 07, 2019
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Rated by Michelleroo from Michigan

2.55/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75
Bleh.
Dec 08, 2018
 
Rated: 2.05 by MacStinson from Michigan

Nov 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.12 by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan

Oct 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.71 by lochef81 from Michigan

Jul 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.46 by robotic_being from Florida

Jul 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by deonreds from New York

Feb 13, 2018
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Taste: Refreshing fruity, semi sweet blackberry, juicy thirst quencher, with clean finish. Wild berry and malt nose. Reddish/Purple hue, clear with a tall pinkish foam head and ringed lace. Not overly hoppy, a bit candy fruit. 35 IBUs
Jan 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by nsiergiej from Indiana

Dec 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.85 by J0k3s from Indiana

Dec 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by claire363 from Michigan

Nov 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by jduprey007 from Michigan

Nov 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by C_Adams from Ohio

Oct 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

Oct 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.28 by firkingroovin from Illinois

Sep 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.49 by kidzord from Illinois

Sep 11, 2017
 
Rated: 2.69 by spencermacko from Michigan

Sep 10, 2017
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Reviewed by Blackop555 from Michigan

3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours dark red. Foamy, medium, pink head fades fast.

Smells tart blackberry, citrus and candy fruit.

Tastes sweet blackberry, light lemon and candied fruit. Finish is semi sweet with light citrus bitterness. Lighter medium body and fizzy medium carbonation
Jul 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.57 by Zanico from Ohio

Jun 12, 2017
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Reviewed by Red5StandingBy from Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 12oz can into Spiegelau IPA glass. No date but I believe this is older than suggested for consumption.

L: Pours a really beautiful rose water color, light red hued with a touch of orange, and a very light pink head of about a finger. Head has average retention but laces very well. Really a beautiful beer and the head is somewhat lacking in retention for the style but this is also an older can.

S: Very rich blackberry note right off the bat, with some underlying ripe fruit in there as well. Not overly strong, but mouthwatering and inviting.

T: Again, rich blackberry right away, almost some ripe grape underneath with that underlying fruit. Not bitter at all, very sweet and this could be considered a fruit beer to me. Very tasty. Not complex but quaffable.

F: Light, crisp, lingering fruity sweetness.

O: Really a nice beer, definitely not complex but the unique flavor and attractive color help this beer a lot.
Mar 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Timc32 from Michigan

Mar 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.96 by scott2269 from Ohio

Feb 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.52 by tmcarter23 from Michigan

Feb 14, 2017
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Reviewed by MargotDarko from Michigan

2.7/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pours a pretty ruby red with an appealing but quickly dissipating head. Does not really taste like beer. Sickeningly sweet and syupy. The tartness is pretty nice but there's no sense of this being an IPA really.
Jan 06, 2017
 
Rated: 2.53 by Junior from Michigan

Dec 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.52 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Dec 07, 2016
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
for all the fruited ipa out there, i havent seen any with blackberry, so this is somewhat exciting, and a cool shift away from citrus. the beer is pretty good, but not better than any of the other perrin cans, they are solid beers but they have been a step below the stuff they barrel age and bottle. this is pretty blackberry heavy, juicy and tangy without being too sweet, and more importantly not interfering too much with this being an ipa. the hops still come through clear, citrusy, and very bitter, especially in the finish. the berries and the hops are a surprising but fantastic combination, the right kind of hops and the right amount of blackberries, i didnt expect this to taste so good. honestly, its the feel that throws me a little. its thin and super carbonated, almost feels more like a soda pop than a beer as a result, a fluffier, bigger feel would help this beer, but i do like all the carbonation keeping the fruit from getting too sweet. i think its as natural a fusion as their grapefruit ipa, and something a bit different. good use of the blackberries, they dont lose their identity, and i like it being so bitter later on. cool beer, an easy can to drink a few of.
Nov 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.87 by Keananmichael5 from California

Nov 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.29 by Blazer22 from Colorado

Nov 28, 2016
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Rated by NateDyk47 from Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
fruity
Nov 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.17 by Eman17 from Illinois

Nov 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.42 by jmd88 from Michigan

Nov 05, 2016
Blackberry IPA from Perrin Brewing Co.
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