Backcountry Black IPA
Deep River Brewing Co.

Backcountry Black IPABackcountry Black IPA
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Style:
IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale
Ranked #395
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
85
Ranked #28,962
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 8.97%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
80
From:
Deep River Brewing Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
Backcountry Black IPABackcountry Black IPA
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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 80 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by ClePaul:
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ClePaul from Ohio

4.31/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Back country Black IPA

Look 9/10
Smell 17/20
Taste 37/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 90/100

Summery: very smooth an supple a pleasure to drink. Has a great smooth feel. Worth seeking if it's Im your neck of the woods~

Oct 23, 2015
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tdm168 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

Jun 19, 2014
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aleckpa from North Carolina

3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 15, 2015
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woodchip from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Jan 07, 2014
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TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a 4-pk of 16oz cans. Poured oil black as expected for the style. The first taste reminded me of Widmer Bros Pitch Black, subtle hop notes, not what I was expecting with the advertised 5-hop mix, but nicely done. The 7.9% abv is well hidden, making this an extremely drinkable, dare I say, sessionable, black IPA. Well done Backcountry!

Dec 21, 2014
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HopAttack3 from Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

Jun 10, 2014
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Dave1999 from North Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic beer, big citrus hop smell, coffee and roasted malts, chocolate and citrus hops.

Mar 11, 2015
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Mantooth from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 20, 2015
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twkirkby from Michigan

3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jun 12, 2015
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st9647v3 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.5%

Oct 07, 2014
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 28, 2015
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maxwelldeux from Washington

3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Growler. Pours a near-black color with a fairly small tan head. Nose is very roasty and smells more like a roasty stout than a Black IPA. Taste is also very roasty, but has just a hint of bitterness in there. A little light on the hoppiness for me for the style, but still a pleasant drink.

Jun 04, 2013
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lupercmda from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Oct 20, 2016
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Betajeff from New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Dec 28, 2013
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BubbleBobble from New York

3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice jet black color from the can, solid tan head that leaves some sticky lacing. Aroma off the bat of roasted malts, caramel, rum and fruit cake, ash. Malt-forward as well when it comes to taste, but there is a strong underlying hoppiness here to keep things in check. Distinct earthiness/ashiness lingers as an aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but carbonation is full, making it pretty easy to drink. Overall, it's a one-note bitter bomb to me, but not offensive.

Feb 28, 2017
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Morockm from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

Jul 27, 2013
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RyanAU from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Apr 06, 2014
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RochefortChris from North Carolina

3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Jan 16, 2015
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mobrockman from Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Jun 20, 2014
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ToddThompson from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Oct 24, 2014
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Cloaked_Phantom from Washington

4/5  rDev +5.5%

Jul 22, 2014
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Bieniek30 from New York

3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dec 23, 2015
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SFNC from North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 09, 2016
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Jokel from South Carolina

3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Well poured into a pint glass. Black IPA is not an understatement. This beer is closer to black than brown and had a Carmel colored head. Strong roasted smell and taste. It took me about half the pint to really start to enjoy it. It seemed to mellow out after I got used to the taste. The next one was good from the start and tasted very balanced.

Apr 29, 2016
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Amedlin18 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 02, 2014
Backcountry Black IPA from Deep River Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 80 ratings