El Jefe | The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center

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4.19/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
Vermont, United States
alchemistbeer.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American Black IPA. Our Christmas IPA from the days of the pub. Loaded with Simcoe and Galaxy.

Added by Jason on 12-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,006
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
179
pDev:
8.11%
Bros Score:
4.22
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
26
Trade:
1
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3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lic217
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of strengthdoc
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L- The beer pours glossy black with a towering 3 finger mocha head of mousse like consistency. The head eventually recedes to a large island leaving copious amounts of lingering lace.
S- On the nose its an amalgam of roast, bitter chocolate, and pine from the hops. They sort of all swirl around in there taking turns for prominence.
T- The elements found in the nose are found here as well, but much more integrated. I get more chocolate than roast, but both are overtaken in the bitter piney finish.
F- Mouthfeel is medium, and similar in thickness to a lot of porters. Carbonation is medium and keeps the beer from becoming a chore to finish.
O- I don't normally gravitate to this style and I tend to find it a bit confusing. This one however is one of the more drinkable ones that I've had. Not something I'd drink more than one of in the sitting. If you enjoy the style however it's certainly worth your time to obtain.

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3.77/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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El Jefe from The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 179 ratings