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Black IPA - Sprecher Brewing Company

Black IPA

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Overall: 8.76/10 by 1 dude

Trend: 8.76/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Cascadian Dark Ale

Season: Limited (brewed once)

Have Another: 100%

310 beers rated with a 8.28 average
  • 8.76/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 9.0 | O: 9.0
  • Color: Black
  • I have had this one cellared for about nine months and was not sure how strong the hop profile would be. As soon as I opened the bottle a nice strong hop aroma hit me, making me feel a bit more confident in this one!

    Pours a jet black color with a fluffy two inch tan head. Good retention. Good lacing that clings to the glass.

    Aroma is surprisingly different than most Sprecher beers and I am impressed so far. Nice strong pine hops with a bit of floral, sweet malts and dark roasted chocolate.

    On the first sip I am getting bitter dark chocolate and roasted malts which work into a smooth spicy pine hop finish. Very nice balance between the malts and hops. This beer has both a sweetness and a dry bitterness all at the same time.

    Medium body with lighter carbonation. Some dryness in the finish.

    Overall this is one of the best Sprecher beers that I have had. A nice refreshing beer that is easy to drink. Nice robust hop flavors that are nicely balanced with the dark rich malts. Keep brewing more beer like this Sprecher!
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, November 03, 2011 at 19:50:15
  • Tasted: Thursday, November 03, 2011
  • $0.00 for 22 oz. bottle