Black Betty | Beavertown Brewery

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4.05/5
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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:
#4,429
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
167
pDev:
8.15%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
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8
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Photo of georgeanthorpe
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 330ml can with no visible BB date. Purchased a while back from the Brewdog webshop. The label calls it a black IPA.

A: Poured into a tulip. A dark ruby-brown hue that appears virtually black in the glass. Intense carbonation visible when held to the light. Produces a large head of creamy tan foam that lasts for a minute or two before reducing to a persistent surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of resinous hops with hints of pine, weed, citrus peel, roasted malt, subtle coffee, mild molasses, faint dried fruit and ale yeast. Rich, intense and balanced - very nice.

T: Tastes of bitter pine resin with notes of dank weed, citrus rind, herbal leafiness, dark malt, roasted grain, mild coffee, a touch of molasses, faint dark chocolate, ale yeast and earthiness. Slightly sweet, followed by a robust hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with lively carbonation and good body. Hop oils stimulate the palate. Aftertaste of bitter resinous hops, pine, roasted malt, subtle coffee and ale yeast.

O: Nice - an intense flavour-bomb from Beavertown. Looks good, while the aroma and flavour are stuffed with pine, bitter hops, dark malt and ale yeast. Lovely body; rich but not overly so. Goes down a treat. A must for lovers of dark, hoppy brews.

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Photo of Margogo
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dreyski
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CreightonSM
3.28/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 Shanex
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

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Black Betty from Beavertown Brewery
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 167 ratings