Jagged Edge IPA | Black Diamond Brewing Co.

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Jagged Edge IPAJagged Edge IPA

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Zorro on 05-13-2009

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Photo of ocelot2500
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear copper color with a tight, pillowy white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of citrus peel and herbal hops.

Tastes of the solid hops upfront layered over a decent malt base. Hops lead off with herbal notes rushing forward that quickly turn to vegetable notes. Honestly, it detracts significantly. Citrus notes make their through the shuffle and blend in with some malt sweetness. The malts offer up caramel and a bit of toffee.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this feels like a beer that could use some tweaking to become something significantly better.

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Photo of DrinkBeerThinkBeer
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of juicebox
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of barczar
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy medium to dark copper with a one inch foamy cream head that lingers, eventually leaving sheets of lacing as it dissipates.

Wet grass, resin, dank cannabis, and lime form the initial aroma, with a fairly rich caramel malt surfacing in the background. Pine, light floral notes, and grapefruit emerge.

Flavor is decidedly sweet and malty initially, very bready, with caramel malt dominating throughout. Flavoring hops of grapefruit, lime, and resin that are evident early fade to slightly bitter hops at the finish. A little cardboard oxidation emerges in the aftertaste.

Body is a touch watery, with moderate carbonation, slight astringency, and a touch of alcohol warmth.

While the flavoring hops aren't a standout, and bittering hops are not as prevalent as some, I really enjoyed this brew. Malt sweetness might be too much for some, but it suits my palate.

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Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of terence
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of artoolemomo
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of snohojimbo
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Commodore69
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Adkins1203
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of nitter
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BigJohnny
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of StaindProject86
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of AngusOg
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Proclarush
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Jonny41
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of dav2080
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of kshizzle101
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A - dark range in color with a 2 inch head. Very bubbly as well

S - Grapefruit and pine hops with a hefty malt smell as well

T - Very piney, grapefruit as well. The booze hides pretty well for a 7.3% brew. A good amount of malt as well but also a metallic aftertaste

M - A little thin for this kind of beer, Pretty good carb.

Overall - A decent beer. Nothing spectacular

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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of verdict603
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Madskill
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of shand
3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jagged Edge IPA pours out a slightly hazy orange color with two fingers of head. The aroma is very nice, citrus hops, caramel malt, and a nice pine edge. The taste is a bit less satisfying, as the caramel malts run the show, the hops just provide a bit of supporting pine bitterness around the edges. The mouthfeel seems a bit too thin for the malts power, and the drinkability is solid. A good malt forward IPA.

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Photo of slim2043
3.75/5  rDev +9%

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