Evil Octopus
Mayday Brewery

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Style:
IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale
Ranked #441
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
85
Ranked #32,189
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 13.6%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
63
From:
Mayday Brewery
 
Tennessee, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  24
SCORE
85
Very Good
Notes:
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 63 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Krisp09:
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Krisp09 from Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served at burger republic Nashville in pint. Dark brown to black color with thin head. Aroma is least impressive feature about beer with mostly dark malt aromas. Taste is nice mix of bitterness from floral hops with smokiness from dark malts. Overall a nice black IPA that could use a little more hops.

Jul 18, 2015
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ImperatorScab from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +6.7%

Jul 15, 2013
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tommy5 from Michigan

3.11/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jul 16, 2015
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MisterFuzz from Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev 0%

Mar 01, 2014
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utvol from Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

May 24, 2014
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mush from Illinois

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

Nov 15, 2016
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Brinks from Alabama

3/5  rDev -20%

Mar 13, 2014
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Chadical from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +6.7%

Jan 21, 2014
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bhurtle4 from Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Apr 28, 2014
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AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

2.62/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Highly disappointing. Look and mouthfeel fit the bill, but smell is non-distinct and taste is a mess. The black IPA genre is tough, as you're dealing with conflicting concepts so you need to pick a distinct identity. This beer has none.

Jan 31, 2015
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Mafia88

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Jul 21, 2014
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JeffKowalek from Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Aug 01, 2014
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dsruble3 from New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 17, 2016
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LukeGude from Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Aug 12, 2014
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Halaferd from Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

Aug 26, 2014
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Mosier22 from Tennessee

4.56/5  rDev +21.6%

Sep 07, 2014
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tzbel013 from Tennessee

4.27/5  rDev +13.9%

Oct 28, 2014
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helios7 from Oregon

2.67/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Looks like it should, but things fall apart the moment you take a sip.

Apr 26, 2015
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MGoeltz from Tennessee

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jan 27, 2018
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jeffdr123 from Florida

4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tried it at Pinewood Social in Nashville, too far from the Murfreesboro brewery. Lots of malt. And also plenty of citrus. A small aftertaste charred barrel. Almost like a hoppy Porter

Mar 15, 2016
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MattFox from Tennessee

5/5  rDev +33.3%

Nov 27, 2014
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groggycorpse196

5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent body and robust taste. One of my favorites

Mar 12, 2015
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SoSawcy from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 19, 2015
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johnsaxman from Tennessee

3.57/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jan 16, 2016
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Homebrewer_Dave from North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aug 21, 2016
Evil Octopus from Mayday Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 63 ratings