Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery Vulcan
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Big citrus and piney hop character, full rye body. For all you sophisticated hop-heads out there, Vulcan is strong, but balanced. 20% rye and 20 lbs of hops. 6.6% abv. 64.7 IBU

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4407) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Draught at brew pub. Probably star of the list. Some bitter with the hops and aroma. Caramel to some extent. Slight sweetness to finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lownote (177) - USA - FEB 12, 2015
Really white half inch of head. Pours copper into pint. Aroma is a piny hop. Taste is a great balance of malt and piny fresh hops. Not much carb, gentle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
George999 (197) - Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Draft is clear amber in color, aroma is hoppy and a bit floral, taste is hoppy and finished slightly sweet

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14366) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Draft. Clear golden amber color, bright white head. Nice aroma of pine and light citrus. Taste is fruity pine. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2565) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2014
nice dark honey pour. Smell is resin pine hops clean. Taste is balanced clean pine and fruit hops but low bitterness. Crisp drinkable, refreshing. Nice body and carbonation. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (974) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2014
On tap at brewery, poured a clear bronze hue w/ small white head and sticky lacing. Bold sweet hop aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a big bitter finish. Tastes are pine, orange citrus, clover, honey, and grapefruit. Full bodied, syrupy mouthfeel, and dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
locapour (6) - Austin, USA - AUG 3, 2013 does not count
I shot an episode of Locapour that features the Black Star Vulcan: http://locapour.tv/austin/blackstarcoopvulcan T color of the beer is amazing. It is truly lives up to its fiery namesake. If you are in the mood for an IPA but donít want to be punched in the nose with a bushel of hops, the Vulcan will be a good choice. The rye rounds it out and gives it an incredible mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (994) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2013
On tap. Caramel-colored cloudy beer with a small head. One of the better "Rye IPAs" Iíve had. Brewers usually lay it on too thick, this has pretty good balance. The rye does muscle out some of the pleasant hop notes, but adds some pleasant complex burnt flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmsulliv (197) - - MAY 27, 2013
Rated by Katie - good even though she doesn't like ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fratto (2709) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Orange pour with a small white head. Aroma is bready spice and citrus. Taste is more rye, pineapple, caramel, and a big toast finish.

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