Black Betty | Beavertown Brewery

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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
Ratings:
161
Reviews:
36
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
7.84%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
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Photo of dcmchew
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hdtrice
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrDell
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

23.01.2016

Beavertown – Black Betty
Black IPA – 4.1% - 330ml can - Best before 21.02.16

Appearance: Black, just off white, three finger head. Good head retention. Low - medium levels of carbonation.
Aroma: Beautiful! Fresh new world hops with a very slight hint of roasted malt.

Taste: See aroma! Perfect balance of roasted malt with the fresh citrus flavours from the hops. There is also a little sweetness, that I really like courtesy of the caramalt.

Mouth feel: Smooth and then resiny, finishing up slightly dry. Upper-medium body that suits this beer perfectly.

Overall: My favourite beer so far from this brewery. Absoloutely fantastic in every way. I'm not usually a hop head but this is just so well balanced that I can't help but love it. A solid 9 / 10, will certainly be stocking the cellar with this after my next trip to the UK.

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Photo of gnikola
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of danbanoot
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of louislouis91
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dipso123
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hoppy_McGee
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Csouye
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdfb79
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 10/17/15 notes. 12 oz. can poured into a tulip. Picked this up at Bottledog in London, England last week. Can has a drink by date of 01/04/16 on it.

Pours a dark reddish brown color with one inch of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Citrus hops, pine hops, resin, grapefruit, and fruity malts. Light roasted notes. Medium body and low carbonation, no bitterness.

Overall a really good black IPA; not my favorite style but I liked it a lot. Lots of hops and no bitterness, worth checking out.

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Photo of jkhara12
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of safaricook
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bschinelli
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bjd88
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bugs318
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great complex nose, some citrus, pine, and even a creaminess. Fairly roasty and piney bitter taste. A bit sharp if finely carbonated. Good linger of some roastiness.

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of innominat
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 4ster
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Poupae
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of polloenfuego
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of interzen
4.74/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

330ml can poured into a tulip glass

Look: Think espresso. Think stout. Think dark. It's all of those, with a big, tight foamy tan head to match - a couple of fingers-width, easily. Drops back leaving some icky-sticky lacing.

Smell: Lots going on here - plenty of hops, with the juicy smell of Citra predominating, with some roasted malt underneath and a healthy dose of peppery spice. It's neck and neck between the hops and the spice, though.

Taste: Like the smell, there's a lot going on here and then some - citrus fruits, pine resin, dark chocolate and coffee, and that's just for starters. There's a definite medicinal vibe to the aftertaste with the peppery spices coming through along with a hint of hops.

Feel: Deliciously smooth, almost oily - slips down dangerously well for a (well disguised) 7.4% brew.

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Photo of Act25
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I asked the London barkeep at Cask in Belgrave which was his favorite canned beer and he said the best black IPA ever is my fave - And now it's mine too!

Can.

A . A deep black. Light tan head pours big, ragged, thick, loamy and foamy and fades slowly to persistent crema... Boatloads of sticky lacing all of the way down the glass...

S - Awesome and ample. Juicy fruits followed by sweet and roasted malt, with pepper candy, chocolate and coffee, brown sugar, pine resin and citrus hoppiness, raw honey, molasses, wet hay...

T - Devlish see saw of bright, piney, grassy hop bitterness mixed with lots of toasted chocolate and coffee malts.. tart fruit, caramel malts and floral honey, brown sugar, ending in very long herbal, licorice, light pepper candy dark brown finish.

F - Big, wet and peppery, smooth with oiliness and sharp finish.. full bodied... meditation beer.

O - Best black IPA and one of the best beers i've had in a while... recommended..Must try!

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black Betty from Beavertown Brewery
4.08 out of 5 based on 161 ratings.
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