Evil Octopus | Mayday Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mayday Brewery
Tennessee, United States
maydaybrewery.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by oberon on 05-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
59
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
14.25%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of crawmcgraw
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I'm trying this at the brewery. It poured a clear deep nearly opaque amber. The scent had hints of floral hop. The taste leaned malt with chocolate presence....with slight bitter finish. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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Photo of mush
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Homebrewer_Dave
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsruble3
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ahommell
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeffdr123
4.05/5  rDev +11%
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

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Photo of johnsaxman
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SoSawcy
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mecmd
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Krisp09
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a very very black black ipa, almost a hoppy porter in some ways, minus a little body. it comes out of the tap very dark, and has a hop aroma that can be picked up from across the room. it smells like hop pellets, dissolved barely, green and new still, and i think thats a bit of a flaw. like it smells more like the ingredients its comprised of than some synergistic or cumulative whole. fortunately the taste is a lot more integrated than the nose, and the hops seems bright and fresh rather than pellets right from the bag. the dark malts are bitter too, and sort of take over from the middle onward, with coffee and even soy notes for a second, before the bitterness rounds it out. some more body would be useful here, the flavors are bold and dont quite seem to have enough to cling to, maybe a handful of oats would help. i like the flavors quite a bit though, and was impressed with this offering from a brewery i had never head of before. i only had two of their beers, but i liked this one a lot more than the blonde, which despite being well made, was rather boring.

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Photo of JohnCassillo
3.29/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of benloho
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of helios7
2.67/5  rDev -26.8%
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.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide8425
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of groggycorpse196
5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent body and robust taste. One of my favorites

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
2.62/5  rDev -28.2%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +37%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of mcdsports
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Evil Octopus from Mayday Brewery
3.65 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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