Black Betty | Beavertown Brewery

Black BettyBlack Betty
BA SCORE
88.8%
Liked This Beer
4.05 w/ 161 ratings
Black BettyBlack Betty
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beavertown Brewery
England, United Kingdom
beavertownbrewery.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malt: Pale, Caragold, Caramalt, Wheat, Carafa II, Carafa III
Hops: Magnum, Columbus, Chinook, Citra

Added by Jason on 02-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,850
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
161
Liked:
143
Avg:
4.05/5
pDev:
7.9%
Alströms:
3.92
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
30
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of josanguapo
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From. Decervecitas. Can. At Elba Costa Ballena, in hotel's tubular glass. Really, really, smooth, well balanced and drinkable. The black and IPA characters mix surprisingly well.Looks good even in this shitty glass. Leaves a really nice and long aftertaste

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Photo of kitch
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 330ml can with a best before date of 1st September 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: It was a dark dark brown colour with a one and a half finger tanned head that had good retention and left some nice spotty lacing.

Aroma: Citrus peels with some nice roasty malts and cocoa.

Taste: It’s pretty much what you would expect from the aromas with nice citrus flavours, balanced with roasty malts and hints of chocolate and coffee. There is also a lingering grapefruit finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: A good Black IPA that is very easy to drink. It’s 7.4% ABV but feels very sessionable. Quite a dangerous combination.

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Photo of Vader444
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can poured into tulip.

I've been a regular drinker of the rest of Beavertown's core range over the last year but, for some reason I've always passed on this one. Feel like a bit of an idiot now; this is fantastic. Looks exactly like a stout, jet black with a really creamy white head. Lovely hop aromas compliment bittersweet liquorice on the palate. Beautiful soft mouthfeel. This strikes me as a highly versatile black IPA, suitable for all seasons, with food or enjoyed on its own. Recommended. Cheers

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Photo of belgianvan
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakeScully
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sephyrott
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antyk
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hip_Hop_Hooray
4.91/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GrumD
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FCox143
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdm9465
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Martine
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bruno74200
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the can. I love this one. It's the first one I have from Beavertown and I can definitely say that they're underated on this site. It's balance, it's a real black IPA. Citrus on the nose. Citrus and cocoa for the taste. Great mouthfeel with fine but vivid carbonation. A great session beer

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Photo of iftcoach
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mytu420
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TGS
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of life_of_agony
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattGrimley
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown color with light brown head. Aroma is heavy on the hops with dank, herbal notes but you also get the underlying roasted malts. Taste is sweet at first with juicy hops but gets bitter and roasty on the finish, lingering with grapefruit bitterness in the aftertaste. Body is dense and smooth with medium carbonation. Overall it's a really well made and balanced black IPA.

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Black Betty from Beavertown Brewery
Beer rating: 88.8% out of 100 with 161 ratings
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