Pitch Black IPA | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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3.79/5
Very Good
802 Ratings
Pitch Black IPAPitch Black IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
widmer.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally brewed as a 2010 one-time release called W'10, now a seasonal called simply 'Pitch Black IPA'

availability: January - April
bitterness: 65 IBU
alcohol by volume: 6.5%
original gravity: 16° PLATO

Malts:
Two Row Pale, Caramel 10 L, Special Roast, Carafa Special II

Hops:
Bittering: Alchemy
Aroma: Alchemy, Cascades
Dry Hop: Cascade T-45

Added by JohnGalt1 on 11-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,712
Reviews:
319
Ratings:
802
pDev:
12.4%
Bros Score:
3.95
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
40
Trade:
0
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Photo of Squire123
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IceAce
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.08/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A lighter shade of black. Mild viscosity. Aroma didn't give enough hops, gave more roasted qualities.

Taste once again puts it in the average category, most black ipas simply come off like thinner, hoppier porters, merely schwarzbiers with ale yeast instead of lager.

Plenty bitter. I dunno, not enough aroma, flavor, more than enough bitterness and roast.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TheRamie
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brandon632
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of andrew8626
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ravenz98
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had at the Bryant lake Bowl on tap. This pours bright black with a ½” off-white to tan foam collar. Citrusy, grassy hops in the aroma and taste. Not a lot of roast flavors, more dark malt, some unassertive chocolate and a lingering sweetness are met by a mild hop accent. Medium body and carbonation. Does not push any boundaries but is very smooth and drinkable.

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

Photo of Ssippisam
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jmikepow
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A small, dense tan head with good retention crowns a deep-black body. The lacing is scattered and Belgian-style

Aroma: Dark roasted and charred malts are well-balanced against grassy and slight pine hops. Hints of caramel as present, as well.

Taste: Opens with dark roasted and charred malt, with hints of caramel here and there, along with a strong presence of mostly citric hops. There is an interlude of nuttiness as well, perhaps of roasted walnuts? The hops, overall, manage to dominate the taste with grapefruit coming to the fore, though there are lesser grassy notes. Late in the taste, the dark roasted malt makes a late appearance. Finishes with lingering citric hop bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth and full, gracious and very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Despite the "IPA" designation, this comes across, and comes across well, as a generously-hopped dark ale. Very pleasant and drinkable, especially on a cool autumn day, albeit out of its natural late winter to early spring season.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle, with a pop off crown. Served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice

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Photo of tally
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

An extremely dark IPA, imagine a stout's maltiness with a rich IPA hop presence. Very different but delicious.

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Photo of zestd
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BBQWhisperer
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TR_Severance
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of diamondlie
3.21/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Pitch Black IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 802 ratings
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