Black Perle Dark India Pale Ale | RJ Rockers Brewing Company

Black Perle Dark India Pale AleBlack Perle Dark India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
67.1%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 289 ratings
Black Perle Dark India Pale AleBlack Perle Dark India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
RJ Rockers Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
rjrockers.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The first release in the "Ales from the Dark Side" series...A dark, roasted twist on the traditional IPA that uses an absurd amount of malt and is "octo-hopped" with the German Perle hop. The biggest beer in the RJ Rockers linup to date.

Added by casemw on 11-10-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,163
Reviews:
123
Ratings:
289
Liked:
194
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
12.57%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
35
Trade:
1
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Photo of ohiobeer29
2.48/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Nice blend here good mix of stout and black IPA very drinkable

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Photo of jbexphys
3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hophugger
3.04/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an extremely dark black with little to no head and decent lacing. Looks a little flat. Aroma is malty with a faint smell of hops. Taste is more malt than hops and this one drinks more like a very bitter stout than a dark IPA. Malt y notes are present but am having a hard time with the bitterness..

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Photo of TTripp725
3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigGingDrinker
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Proclarush
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sludgeman
2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Westover Market in Arlington, VA. Poured in a stemmed tulip.

Looks like a black IPA, but that is where comparisons stop.

Very low bitterness and the hop aroma is almost non-existent.

There is an odd fruitiness to the taste and aroma - almost like RJ used some fruit.

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Photo of djrn2
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeccaH
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maxwellyourtheman
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of eatsoutalot
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

This beer has a dual personality. It doesn't know if it wants to be an imperial stout or an imperial IPA. In the meantime, it is one enjoyable beer.

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Photo of TaylorWhite
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of olradetbalder
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Kaiyotee
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of KnowYourCraft
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of chinchill
2.9/5  rDev -24.1%

On tap at the brewery.
Black and opaque with an excellent tan head.
Aroma has both medium and dark roasted malts, clearly leaning to the dark side.
Flavor is a way more hoppy and has notably more earthy/herbal flavor. Medium-high bitterness (IBU = 80).

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Photo of jaredtp
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Robyn
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of jbaker67
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of kwayne
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of Duwey
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of ericmakara
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of bleedsblu
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ManWithNoName
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black Perle Dark India Pale Ale from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 67.1% out of 100 with 289 ratings
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