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Bludgeon Yer Eye PA | Short's Brewing Company

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Bludgeon Yer Eye PABludgeon Yer Eye PA
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3.88/5
Very Good
276 Ratings
Bludgeon Yer Eye PABludgeon Yer Eye PA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
shortsbrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dudecandle on 10-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,215
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
276
pDev:
12.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
32
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 276 |  Reviews: 75
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of hopfacebrew
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from undated bottle to pint glass. The beer pours a pitch lack with some dark brown edges when held to the light. 1 finger cream/off-white head with some retention and minimal lacing. The nose is a pleasant mix of roasted malt, chocolate, and citrus hop character. Hints of pine and grapefruit and residual sweetness as well. Similarly, the flavor starts with a rush of roasted malt followed quickly by a mild sweetness and bitterness. The citrus, pine, and earthy character of the hops come through in the middle. The beer finishes mildly bitter with lingering chocolate malt character. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Somewhat dry. Overall, a solid offering.

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3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a quick-forming and quick-dissapearing one inch cappuccino-colored head. body is, dark, dark brown, cloudy dark brown-black.

Smells sweet and slightly boozy. Enticing, sweet, strong odor. Lots of dark roses.

Tastess wonderful- both dark and floral. Darkness is the roasted, smoky flavors of the malts, floral is the complex and forward hoppiness that is (barely) tempered by the smoothness of the malt bill. Lingers both citrus and coffee... you know some drink their coffee black with a wedge of lemon, Ukranians ,I hear.

Feels watery at first but then the malts come in and stick the beer (and bitterness of the hops) to your mouth. I love it; I could see someone hating it. It's carbon; roasted and burned yet floral, a black IPA that is certainly black in flavor. delicious and specific and bold in concept, as i've come to expect from the prolific Short's brewery.

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3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in to a tulip. Pitch black body with a very thin, off-white head that faded quick. No lacing.

Aroma had a nice amount of roast along with a great citrusy hop aroma. Notes of pine and grapefruit come forward. Some mild malty sweetness as well.

Taste was roasty up front that turned to a mild sweetness followed by a nice hoppy profile. Good amount of citrus and floral hops, with grapefruit really coming forward. Finished a touch on the bitter, but not overpowering. Notes of chocolate and burnt malts.

Medium body with medium carb. Mildly dry finish.

Overall a decent brew with the expectations you would hope for out a black IPA. Nice hoppy profile with some roasty malt flavors. Enjoyable.

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4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark black color with some brown mixed in and a finger of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is bursting with citrus and earthy hops with some roasted and lightly burnt malts and some smoke.

T - Starts off with a nice kick of citrus hops with some grapefruit flavor and some bitterness alongside some roasted caramel malts and a hint of smoke. Through the middle, some more earthy hops come through with more citrus flavor as well and some stronger bitterness. The finish continues the big hop trend with some stronger earthy hops, plenty of bitterness, with some smoky and burnt malts.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a bit bitter and dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really big hop flavor that is a bit unbalanced, but I really find myself enjoying the boldness of it.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a deep dark ruby red with some dark brown highlights. The light brown head is thin and splotchy.

S- Pine, grass, oats, and a bit of smoke and roastiness. Like a smoky Gumballhead.

T- Same as the aroma with a bit more emphasis on the roastiness. The bitterness is pretty apparent, in true Short's fashion.

M- A nice creamy mouthfeel right up front but it falls thin on the finish. There is a definite lasting bitterness and smokiness.

O- A very unique beer that is nice for something different but it is not something I would really seek out.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

Bludgeon Yer Eye PA from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 276 ratings
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