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Jagged Edge IPA | Black Diamond Brewing Co.

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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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
170
pDev:
14.2%
Bros Score:
3.55
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 170 |  Reviews: 63
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of PhantasIPA
3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank this brew from a bottle. It pours a cloudy, golden, amber color and has about a 1/2 inch head. It has great lacing.

The smell is subtle, almost boring. It is not hoppy, piney or sweet; it is not really powerful at all.

The brew does have a nice taste to it. More sweet then bitter, meaning the malts outweigh the hops . It has balance - balance is not always easy to achieve and when it happens it usually indicates a well brewed beer. I like the taste, even though I expected more bitterness and hoppiness. I think the sweetness of the malts really mutes the hops.

Mouthfeel is really nice! The malts make for a sweet and smooth drink and the hops create enough bitterness to make you thirsty and drink more! haha

Overall it is good. I think if I were the marketing manager I would have advertised the malts more than the hops, but it is a good beer, worth a try. Not my favorite but glad I bought it and had the opportunity to drink it.

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Photo of Jim_DemonDeacon
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of GuyIncognito
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of Brad007
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden amber with a thin head into my glass. Looks like an IPA and hopefully will taste like one, etc.

Piney hops greet the nose followed by buttered bread malt. Mmm. Nom nom. That's a relief so far.

Ditto on taste. Piney hops coat the mouth, obscuring the malt at the same time. Well, it is an IPA.

Lingering piney hops and some buttery malt. Love the bite of the hops. Makes it a worthwhile purchase.

Check it out.

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Photo of TequilaTom
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
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 Ryan011235
1.57/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a Delirium snifter on 8/24/12

The label is notched May 12

Mostly clear, sun-faded orange and amber. Two finger head of moderate sized bubbles. Overall retention is about a third of that. Pretty nice lace, too.

The aroma is timid and weak. Buttered biscuit, orange peel, pine needles, grass, herbs, caramel and.. anise cookies? What the hell? Sweet notes of marmalade. This is pretty much how you want your IPA not to smell.

The body is watery and thin and bringing along with it only half-hearted carbonation. The beer is somehow hot, slick and irritating. The feel is perfect to allow a plethora of schwag Morrow-tucky reminders to boil across my sense of taste. Herbal foliage, peppers, bitter orange rind rubbed in dirt. Stale biscuits and too much toasted bread. This is really bad.

This isn't worth finishing and isn't worth buying.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
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 dmatsui
2.83/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a tulip. 4-finger off-white tight head that stuck around for a while and left some nice lacing. Brew is a typical burnt-orange west coast IPA. Not too hazy, looks filtered.

Decent hop-forward nose; some tropical fruitiness to it but the sweetness of the malt plays a big role. Not the most aromatic IPA.

Some juicy hops but more in the bittering varietals. There is a burnt malt characteristic to Jagged Edge which gives it a roasty, almost coffee-esque quality. Not sure if this is deliberate or not. There's also a strong hit of minerality.

Mouthfeel is bitter, dry and astringent.

I think we've all had an IPA like this one. Not bad, but not very good.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy orange with a decent head that dissipates. Some clingy lace.

Odd nose - a sour note with some herbal essences.

Nice hop bite up front, toasted malt, a touch of fruit. Some bread crust, leading to a balance of hop and malt bitterness. A bit aggressively bitter at the end, which would make it hard to have too many in a row.

Medium body, good carbonation.

Decent brew overall. Some flaws and heavy bitter. Still very decent, although I'd like a bit more complexity and a bit more malt profile.

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of JoeLacy
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
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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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
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 Beerandraiderfan
2.15/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

One of the more disappointing beers to ever rear its ugly head at the Bistro ipa festival. Pours out a decent looking yellow with moderate cloudiness, got me hoping it was merely hop matter floating throughout, but no. Aroma revealed no dry hopping, attempts at conveying a pine like smell.

Taste, all bitter mouthfeel, no lush green hop notes. Just terrible for something from the bay area. How about some hops man? Not just copper penny bitterness either. This was just all alcohol heat and bitterness.

This is one of the worst ipa's in California. It's also below average for the rest of the nation.

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Photo of rwilde
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Jagged Edge IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 170 ratings
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