Black Isle Brewery Co Ltd

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IPA - English
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3.22 | pDev: 15.53%
Black Isle Brewery Co Ltd
Scotland, United Kingdom
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JonnoWillsteed from England

2.98/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

L- Pale amber, moderate carbonation into the glass.
S- Moderate again, but some light fruit notes
T- Subtle again, the lable talks of citrus notes etc., but they must have been light enough not to permeate my late summer/early Autumn congestion on a very blustery/dusty day.
F- Light, refreshing.
O- Went down well with lunch and worked considering I didn't want to get buzzed at all. Nothing out of place but nothing remarkable to me. Made a nice change from a voguish hipster IPA hop-bomb of a brew.

Sep 02, 2019
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Lemreway16 from England

2.3/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Did not help that on opening the bottle frothed all over the table. On pouring the beer presented a clear albeit dark ale. It nose was fruity and hoppy. The taste however was poor. The initial hoppy taste soon dissipated and left me with the taste of an average no statement bottle of bitter. This is not an IPA its ABV is very low and the taste of malt out ways any hopping and the use of wheat softens the anticipated malt and hop combination. Quite bluntly the Brewery's various bitters/ales are remarkably very similar in taste and this beer represents that.

Dec 16, 2018
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vinicole from England

3.77/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Frothed out of the bottle. Light amber.
Modest citrus aroma. Some malt.
Taste follows the bouquet. Buttery notes.
Light to moderate feel.
An unassuming low ABV beer.

Apr 30, 2016
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Martine from England

3.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear golden amber into a tulip glass from a 330ml bottle; offwhite head is silky, and two fingers thick with moderate retention and lacing.

The nose is all typical IPA, big grapefruit, clementines, pithy lemon, but with some floral lemongrass, but after a few minutes the aroma all but disappears. The flavour is far more hop forward, malty and biscuity than the nose. The tropical fruit is a fleeting memory amongst the mild malty bitterness, with some sweetness coming through on the aftertaste, but not enough to truly notice. The first sip was promising with nice balanced flavours, but after while you're reminded of an average pint you'd have down the pub.

The feel is wet, and a bit watery. Carbonation is mild, and mouthfeel is light-medium.

I'm afraid there's nothing special about this beer, I'm not sure if it's because it's gluten free or simply mild, but I can't find anything about it that stands out. Average at best.

Apr 14, 2016
Goldfinch from Black Isle Brewery Co Ltd
Beer rating: 3.22 out of 5 with 6 ratings