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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blackstack Brewing
Minnesota, United States
blackstackbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by gatornation on 04-23-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
19
pDev:
5.64%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Vidblain
3.88/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

I am in the minority with my review, and I realize it - but this beer reminds me, more than anything, of fabric softener. It's soft and rich... and tastes soapy. I just can't get that similarity out of my head. It looks nice and smells great... but those cashmere hops just don't work for me.

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Photo of Davida
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopstout
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dharmelink
4.06/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
3.94/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very hazy, golden yellow with a pretty thick white head that settled fairly quick.
Smells of pineapple, sweet citrus.
Taste is overripe sweet tropical fruits, could have been better IMO if it had some bitterness to balance the sweetness.
Medium to full body, somewhat syrupy feel. Very silky and smooth though. Boozy finish.
Overall for me this one was a bit sweet for me.

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Photo of bsp77
4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of maximum12
4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The last can of a four pack…I think someone may have stolen the other three. I’m looking at you on the couch, wife. 16 oz. can. Not shared!

The pour is orange juice with a little lemon juice mixed in to lighten up the color. Holy batman this smells good, like walking through an orchard in the tropics with fifteen different fruit trees, all of which are dropping overripe fruit that burst on your lips. Seriously lovely.

Thread Count: I’d guess around 800. Tastes like it smells. In trying to pick out fruits I spy mango, kiwi, nectarines, citrus, & I could name more, but I’d just be making schtuff up. There’s powdered sugar drizzled over the tenderized fruits, as well as shot right into them (kind of like a juicy lucy, except instead of meat & cheese, it’s fruit & sugar). Bitterness is very mild, & sticks it’s head up just high enough to keep the sweetness from dancing into cloying. Hand-washingly sticky, & drinkable enough that it’s destined to hit the toilet sooner rather than later.

I have two four packs headed to a trading partner. I wonder if it’s too late to turn them around. BlackStack is putting out the best IPAs in Minnesota right now (though I reserve the right to change my mind tomorrow, or in ten minutes). Magnificent beer. Make this again!

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Photo of ryancl
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of user8991037426712693
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nose of overripe mango and pineapple, sweet. The mouthfeel is soft and silky, very sweet with mango, pineapple and orange. Finish is stick sweet and tropical. This is pretty sweet so if you don't care for sweet IPAs you might want to stay away from this one.

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Photo of CCutch
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of npachl
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of striker2160
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MNBeer1017
4.17/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Powderhornphil
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic beer. A juicy IPA in every sense and an excellent example of the NE IPA style.

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Photo of jera1350
4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TCOlson
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gatornation
4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy straw yellow color with an off white head and lacing. Smell is fruity and tropical. Taste has citrus, pineapple, mango ,a nice fruity hop dish with notes of musty garden hops , a small dose of sweet malts. Mouth feel is very soft and sweet with fruity hops almost no bitterness. Another winner from Blackstack, this is DDH with Cashmere hops with an addition of Mosaic hops,good stuff.

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Thread Count from Blackstack Brewing
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 19 ratings