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Braukollektiv Black Sheep IPA

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Braukollektiv
Brewed at Privatbrauerei Rogg

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Our Black Sheep IPA is what you get when four brewers from three different continents collaborate and hit the beer scene in Freiburg. It has an abv of 6.9% yet it is dangerously smooth. Amarillo and Simcoe hops give our beer an explosion of flowery and citrus aroma, backed by a spicy finish that leaves you longing for another sip. The base malt is an even mixture of German Pilsner and American Two Row sprinkled with some Munich and hints of Vienna Malts that add to the malt complexity. The Black Sheep IPA is the first craft beer from Freiburg, it is brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot with a color, aroma, and taste all its own. It is massively hopped, unabashedly bold, and uniquely refreshing making it a beer unlike the rest of the flock! Enjoy – Cheers.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4688) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2014
18/VIII/14 - 33cl bottle @ home - BB: 8/I/15 (2014-926) Thanks to Bartlebier for the trade!

Clear orange beer, thick creamy yellowish head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: sweet, bit sugary, floral hops, ripe summer fruits, little piny, resinous touch, strawberry jam, sweet caramel malts. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very sweet start, citrus, malty, bitter hops, bit resinous, some orange peel. Aftertaste: malty, bitter touch, nice fruitiness, sweet peaches, pineapple. This is pretty well done!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3114) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2014
Thnx to a yet to be discovered friendly germqn ratebeerian . Pours clear orange small white head . Smell gives the idea of citra , very fruity and balanced . Taste is bitter , hoppy , aromatic and fruity . Bit sweet . Very elegant . Nice stuff ! This is from germany ? Im amazed and stand corrected on previous opinions i had about Germany !

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsmith6051 (1) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2014 does not count
Well balanced beer, with malty sweetness in the front and some spicy bitterness on the end. Definitely a fantastic beer

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hugi (387) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2014
Orange and cloudy with a medium, white and stable head. Unobtrusive aroma of hops and fruits. Its flavour is much more intensive: Notes of vanilla coupled with fruits (mango, papaya, peach, orange) - very nice and tasty. Distinct bitterness and a full body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3804) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 3, 2014
330ml bottle [imagined to be the highlight of a locals for locals-trade with bartlebier - thank you very much again, FlemishRAtebeeriaNKingpin]. Slightly cloudy, orangey golden colour with average to huge, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Piney and citrusy hoppy aroma with notes of grapefruit, passion fruit, orange, tangerine, pineapple, peach, even some liquorice, caramel malty basis with orange biscuit touch. Taste is piney and bitter hoppy, notes of grapefruit and orange, orange zest, minimally astringent, moderately sweet malty background. Indistinguishable from some of the best rated West Coast American IPAs known to me (maybe exempt from minor deficiencies concerning outwardness), and exactly for that reason too clean, adjusted and sophisticated for my personal taste, like e.g. Bear Republic’s ’Racer 5’. Nevertheless an applaudable piece of craftsmanship rarely to be found in Germany.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bastarda (73) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2014
aromas of oranges, lemon peel, melon, with hints of canned tangerine and a grassy touch. Tastewise, all aromatic components are well worked in, with a subtle orange peel bitterness getting onto the stronger, hoppier side at the lingering finish. A nicely done IPA!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierle (17) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2014
Courtesy of Oldmanriver - Schöne, fast rotgoldene Farbe. Vielschichtiges, aprikosiges Aroma. Der fruchtige Antritt wird von der lang anhaltenden Bittere schön ausbalanciert. Ein toller Start für’s Braukollektiv!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Embrouille (2827) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 28, 2014
Courtesy of oldmanriver. Deply inviting nose with resinous hops being most present. Mango components. Nice balance. Dry finish. Flawless and delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (701) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 27, 2014
Courtesy of Jaghana Couleur jaune trouble, petite mousse blanche. Nez houblonné resineux, fruité et agrumes. Gout fruité, agrumes , exotiques, avec amertume houblonnée plutot légère pour une ipa, mais bonne.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (3891) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle 33cl, kidly given by Oldmaniver. An amber orange beer with medium head, nose is on fresh apricot and mangoo. Aroma is on same fruit notes, medium bitterness to high, clean beer, well balanced, less impressive than the nose, anyway nice and refrehing.


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