Black Hops | Ellicottville Brewing Co.

very good
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Brewed by:
Ellicottville Brewing Co.
New York, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by MillRat on 06-11-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of lovindahops
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really nice black ipa that I wish they would bring back

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Photo of athomasPSU
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of schnell
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Joshc
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BryanK
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.57/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Growler from Village Beer Merchant. Black coloured body with little head. Very little roast, low on hop flavour.Mouthfeel is less than expected It grows on me as I drink it, all the elements are there, but rather understated black IPA all around. OK drinkability.

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Photo of goblue3509
3.57/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color with some light around the edges. It also pours with a one finger head that sticks around for a little and then recedes. The aroma is of floral and citrus hops. A nice sweet hop aroma. The taste is of floral and citrus hops, it isn't a hop bomb but very hoppy. There is a slight roasted malt backbone in there as well. The mouthfeel is a little bit underly carbonated. Overall it was a solid beer, it was good and at the top half of the class but not best in class. The mouthfeel seemed a little off and the taste teetered between wanting to be a hop bomb and wanting to be balanced.

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Cole's in Buffalo. Served in a pint glass. Frothy and thick head with thick sudsy lacing. Great retention. Aroma dominated by piney and grassy hops with a nice roasted malt flavor in the background and a touch of sweetness. Mouthfeel extremely smooth and creamy. Looks, feels and tastes like a nitro pour but apparently it isnt. Very, very easy to drink and nice flavor. Very well put together.

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Photo of MillRat
4.51/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A just-barely-black BIPA with a persistent off-white head. Held up to the light it was very clear reddish-brown. Aroma? Hops. More hops. Did I mention - hops? Pure left-coast citrusy bliss. Maybe there was some malt there, too, but the Wall-of-Hops was pleasantly overwhelming. At this point you oughta be able to guess what the flavor was. More hop bliss. Though it was a definite dark beer, any chocolate or roastiness was either pretty muted or just lost in the hop euphoria. For being such a hop blitz, it really does not wear out its welcome nor overwhelm with a high ABV. I eagerly ordered a refill, and would have repeated several more times if I wasn't going to drive later. Perhaps I'd have wanted a bit more roastiness, but otherwise it'd be hard to top this brew.

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Black Hops from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
3.96 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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