Hellbender Black IPA - Bridge Brew Works

Hellbender Black IPA

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Overall: 7.30/10 by 1 dude

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Style: American Black Ale

ABV: 8.50%

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

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  • Color: Black
  • Pours surprisingly, perfectly opaque: no light gets through. Nice tan foam with average retention. Lacing is sticky, widely distributed but thin in thickness.

    Aroma brings pine with the initial pour. The nose doesn't even have to be near the glass to pull pine out. Roast and caramel malt. The roast carries some weight.

    Taste brings on the roast malt. Not overpowering but definitely the driving force. Caramel but not sweet. Roast lingers into the end and finish, joined by pine. Slight bitterness that is created more by the malt than the hops.

    Medium body with more than ample carbonation. Crisp finish that dries the palate.

    More of a hopped up stout. Big roast is on the fringe of too much. Hop profile is a bit narrow but still solid. A good beer, especially for my first form West Virginia. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, August 06, 2015 at 14:25:35
  • Tasted: Thursday, August 06, 2015
  • $0.00 for 16 oz. can
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