Mothman Black IPA | Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co

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3.87/5
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Brewed by:
Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co
West Virginia, United States
gvbeer.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by iong516 on 10-13-2014

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Ranking:
#13,253
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
112
pDev:
9.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Reviews by jwjon1:
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3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of TheRamie
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of williamjbauer
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bark0707
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iong516
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Pretty good! Local why not, would drink again.

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Photo of kgammell1
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drinking12many
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a pint glass at the "Irish Pub" in Lewisburg, WV. The aroma is grass, hops and yeast, nice blend. The appearance is a near black brown with a thick tan head. The flavor is full of hops with a creamy texture.

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Photo of sisterofba
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Treyliff
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, canned 1/5/15, poured into a pint glass

A- pours a dark brown, almost black with just a little bit of light seeping through, small creamy off-white head retains long after the pour, leaving some lacing behind

S- citrusy orange peel hop aroma up front, light charred malt but other than that, fairly muted

T- citrusy hop flavors follow the aroma up front with an emphasis on tangerine and grapefruit zest, a bit of pine. malty sweetness kicks in with light char and chocolate, a hint of coffee and smoke on the finish, citrus hop continues throughout

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a slightly dry finish

O- high drinkability that isn't often found in a black IPA, happy to have this popping up on draft around the state

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.26/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1 inch head. Smell is very mild, light citrus. Taste is citrus, a bit of roasted malts, mild bitterness, less flavor than I expect from this style. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

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3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LJWalker
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrcraft
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imbibehour
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. From having 2 weeks ago on tap for comparison.

Deep hinting black walnut body, edges with a touch of purple hues along the sides of the glass. Head is classic tan, thick retention, tiny bubbled soapy with big three fingers tall character. Settles with soapy and pill like lacing on the edges, and some clingy consistency. Great unique body color, classic IPA thick like head viscosity and body, great looking brew.

Aroma hits the nice balance of stout like chocolate malts, and hop singing quality. Dark chocolate and milky tinge, with not much sweetness. Slightly floral and tropical to pine like notes of soft hop qualities, almost fresh and juiced but complimenting this dark roast nicely. Vanilla tinges make a scene just barely too as the sweetness takes a different angle as time goes on. Great bouquet.

Palate hits with a much different angle. Choclate turns into powdered cocoa, with whispy pine like bitterness in the mid palate. Grainy but solid char and chocolate dust on the finish, with a rich long lasting aftertaste. Light bodied but still gives to classic IPA style and hop depth supporting the flavors easily and nicely. Dusty char finish, but without ashen flavor but a light like feel. That powder character is all over this, like fine flavorful grist of chocolate, I don't know how else to put it into words, mixing with an almost juiced earth pine hop depth, making a great comparison of difference as the hops seem to really showcase the malt instead.

Overall, I am loving the cocoa powder angle on this brew, unlike any I've had to date. Could be my favorite beer I've had out of West Virginia.

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3.16/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

6.7%

L – Deep brown, thick, latte colored head with good retention.

S – Sweet Yeast bread, Grassy,

T – A lot of hop throughout, rootbeer/cream soda, grapefruit finish. Can says it uses Amarillo and Chinook hops, and American 2-row, German Munich, and German roasted barley.

F – Immediately feels weird, it has a thick body but feels kind of slimy? It's between being creamy like a Guiness and having a refreshing feel like a lighter beer, without quite being either one. I don't hate it, but I don't like it either.

O – 3.25 My rating gets some style points due to the naming and artwork on the can. I purchased this beer after visiting the Mothman Museum in Point Pleasant, WV.

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Photo of dcotom
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BBelch
4.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Mothman Black IPA from Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 112 ratings