Jagged Edge IPA | Black Diamond Brewing Co.

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79
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Jagged Edge IPAJagged Edge IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Diamond Brewing Co.
California, United States
bdbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Zorro on 05-13-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
170
Reviews:
63
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
14.24%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 170 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight malt finish. There is a medium amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice set of aromas and flavors.

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Photo of GRG1313
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of kojevergas
4.37/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from a bottle into an An Brainblasta goblet in the Porterhouse Dublin Central. Reviewed from notes. Note that I often find IPAs imbalanced, so it says a lot when I really like one.

A: Two finger head of decent cream and thickness, but worse retention. Hazy yellow colour.

Sm: Citrus fruit, fruity esters, pale malts, bittering hops, and clean barley. Medium strength scent.

T: Lovely weiss body with citrus ester lacing. Heavy grapefruit. Lovely build and balance, though nothing like a standard IPA build. It's bold and I quite fancy it.

Mf: Nicely wet and smooth, but dry enough for an IPA. Brilliantly handled.

Dr: You could pound it all night and never know it was 7.5% ABV. Lovely stuff.

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Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of DrBier
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of mactrail
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nice looking amber orange color in the New Belgium snifter. The foam is quite admirable as well. Decent sudsy mouthfeel. This seems like another well-made brew from Black Diamond.

Bitter twang from the start. A touch of melon, then the pine, and then it's just bitter. Brewer says this has Simcoe, Centennial, and Columbus hops. Some dark toasty flavors with a sharp sensation, but a modest malty richness. Tart finish with a dark, bitter and winey grape-skin taste.

While this has some virtues, it suffers from the usual excess of hops without as much pleasure as you might hope for. The aftertaste is like grapefruit rind on the lips. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Barons Marketplace on Point Loma Blvd.

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Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A new arrival to NH, the notches on the side indicate July 2012, is that a bottled on or exp date?
Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a huge white head that shows great retention and moderate lacing. The aroma is mostly garlic and green onions. Maybe there's a hint of bready malt, but its really hard to find. The flavor follows the aroma really well. I get lots of vegetative onion and garlic hop flavor with just a hint of sweet bready malt that is struggling to find a voice. The finish holds a bit of licorice and more of the garlic long after every sip. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a light syrup resinous mouthfeel. Intense vegetative hop aroma and flavor, but this seems to lack any complexity. I could drink this, but wouldn't seek it out.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appears a pale copper orange color with a bright white head forming thick with speckled lacing left behind in my glass. Aroma has some onion like Summit notes with a nice citric grapefruit hop nose. Flavor explodes with grapefruit rind citrus notes and a heavy garlic onion notes bursting through the hop profile sweet malts balance it all out not overtly so but there's a long lasting earthy vegetable like flavor. Mouthfeel has a resinous oily hop texture with even flowing carbonation, probably medium bodied if I had to choose how thick it is. Overall an interesting well spirited hopped up West Coast IPA.

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Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler-pint, the beer is a clear, vibrant, copper-orange coloring with a thin, sparse, filmy white surface coating. Aromas of wet, resiny, bitter hops with a solid caramel backbone. Smells extremely balanced. Flavors are hop forward, with a grapefruit citrus component that amplifies the resin and bitterness of the wet hops character. Roasted caramel sweet backbone helps to keep everything on an even keel, with a touch of biscuit at the end of the palate. The aftertaste is more tangy sweet, and definitely bitter, with a slick, slightly drying finish. Very solid, flavorful, and well put together IPA. Very decent.

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Photo of Lare453
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of GClarkage
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Wasatch
3.36/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice two-finger foamy white head, with lots of sticky lacing to follow. The nose is hoppy, malty, with some citrus. The taste is hoppy, with some malt notes, nice little citrus note. Medium body. Drinkable, not a bad brew.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.32/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a snifter, beer is slightly over carbonated. Big white head, three fingers, heavy carbonation, yellow and clear with moderate to high carbonation. Really nice retention.

All pine and malt. Strong aroma, a little medicinal.

Beer is very bitter, thin to medium in body, a medicinal lead off, an odd off flavor is present in the front half, the beer gives way to a decent palate and bitter and a decent finish. Not a repeat for me.

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Photo of AngusOg
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a tall, rocky head that leaves some decent lacing. The nose exhibits lots of citrus, particularly tangerine, and a good dose of sweet malt as well. Clean and pure smelling. The taste is pretty solid. Nicely balanced sweet malt and citrusy hops with a slight graininess as well. Tastes fresh. Medium bitterness and a medium body in the both. Not bad at all, and I've only seen these in bottles recently.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.81/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 1 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Pours a nearly lifeless cloudy orange color with just a few bubbles rising lazily to the surface. Looks pretty limp and sad.

The aroma is quite good, fresh, grapefruit like hop notes. Tropical fruit is fairly strong on this one.

The taste is bitter and hoppy with plenty of pith and rind action really grinding away. Malt sweetness makes it kind of like a hop smoothie. Sugary sweetness and American hops do a nice job with IPA flavor.

In the feel, however, the carbonation is just too mild. Its not flat but not entirely far from it. Wishing for more body.

Overall, I am not quite sure I've reviewed a beer such a way. It is OK, as far as smell and taste, but like a few other beers on the market, the feel is just way too thin. With a firmer carbonated body this beer could be solid.

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Photo of Eziel
3.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Jagged Edge IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
3.44 out of 5 based on 170 ratings.
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