Black IPA | District ChopHouse & Brewery

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District ChopHouse & Brewery
District of Columbia, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Thorpe429 on 12-08-2010

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 8
Photo of beachian
4/5  rDev +58.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pretty dark black. About half a finger of foamy goodness on top. If I didn't know this was an IPA, I would have confused it for a something of the stout variety. To be honest, I didn't get much smell.

In the mouth, it was your typical, well-balanced IPA. The taste was very pleasant. It started off hoppy like any IPA but this, thankfully, wasn't too overwhelming. Then, something MAGIC happened. The taste of this IPA faded into a really faint, lovely chocolatey goodness that lingered for a moment then disappeared, waiting for the next sip.

This was a good beer and definitely unique. If you're at the chophouse, check it out.

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.26/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On tap at the brewpub. Served in a pint glass.

Pours near black with a half finger head to start. There is very little retention and getting lacing requires quite a bit of agitation. Even then, it doesn't stick around for awhile. The aroma is a bit strange with the forward notes coming from some milk chocolate, almost like a lighter stout. The hop aromas are very faint and I can't say that I would really recognize them if it weren't for the name of the beer. Along for the ride is the good old diacetyl character--fun, fun.

The taste doesn't really get any bettter. Along with mild chocolate there is also some mild roast character and the faintest hints of light piney hops. A bit of butter in the finish, which is otherwise fairly mediocre. I didn't really want to.finish this and would not have it again.

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Black IPA from District ChopHouse & Brewery
2.52 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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