Dark Vine Black India Pale Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

Dark Vine Black India Pale AleDark Vine Black India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.9/5
286 Ratings
Dark Vine Black India Pale AleDark Vine Black India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States
ithacabeer.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A hoppy black IPA bursting with so much flavor that you might think you’re tasting double. Intensely floral nose, surprisingly light body, and strong bitter finish.

Added by MisSigsFan on 10-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,655
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
286
pDev:
8.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 286 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of I_imbibe
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rlee1390
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Some roasted malt, little chocolate. Mild coffee. The hops do not quite compliment the rest of the beer. Balance could be improved.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeffstinson
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very solid beer from Ithaca. Strong malt and bitter hop finish, yet oily and the nose is coffee and malts with a subtle lactose like smell.

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Photo of hinemk76
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bankerjaymo
4.59/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tdm168
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cwxc818
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CoCambria
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 120minuteman
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RIKIM
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FriedSlug
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of VonZipper
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

not really my style of black ipa

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Photo of jacewg
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of philbe311
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Two fingers wort of late to develop light brown colored batter like densely packed frothiness... Rock solid retention... The color is a translucent dark brown... A limited bit of carbonation can be seen meandering around... The nose is fairly subdued but far from impotent... There is a bright citrus at the forefront... Pineapple... Oranges... Next comes a rock solid malt base... Biscuit... Light caramel... This all sits a top a faint roasted malt character... The palate starts exactly as expected with a pleasant mix of hops and malt base... The finish has a surprising presence of vanilla which lingers a bit... On the fuller side of medium bodied... Smooth an rather quaffable... Limited carbonation... The finish has a very slight charred texture and turns slightly chalky... Not a bad brew by any means, but a few notches below best in class American Black Ales... The slightly cloying vanilla presence, while not off putting, detracts slightly from the other charming qualities of this brew... Having now worked my way through the 2nd Box of Hops offering, I can safely say the Flower Power is still the best of the bunch...

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 12/19/2014 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a snifter pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a large beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, some citrus and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with a mild burst of hops bitterness that is quickly followed by some mildly sweet flavors of citrus, coffee and chocolate. The malt character is hearty and provides a good balance. The after-taste is bitter-sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of MattR2014
3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GCBrewery
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iDrake
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Flounder57
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark brown black color with no vision of anything. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Grapefruit, tangerine, citrus, herbal, pine, caramel, chocolate, nutty, toasted, and roasted malts.

Taste: Still little alcohol detected. So smooth and balanced. Lighter bodied than expected for a higher ABV dark beer.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, slight slight bitterness, a little chewy, and medium carbonation.

Overall: It's hard to think this beer is 9.5%. Alcohol is well hidden and this beer drinks do smooth. Will Revisit this one again.

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Photo of damonfield
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of kcq101
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of bluntedboywonder
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Dark Vine Black India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 286 ratings
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