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Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Black IPA
Beechworth, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bridge Road Brewers together with gypsy brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergsø of Mikkeller created a one off brew one Friday evening of March 2012. The result is The Dark Harvest. Inspired by the timing of the collaboration, it was decided to make a dark beer, using locally grown fresh hops. Of several research hops being grown at Rostrevor Hop Garden, one variety stood out for selection and was harvested just hours before being added to this beer.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1271) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2013
Pours totally black with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, fruit, citrus and hops. Taste is light to medium sweet of fruity hops leading to a blasy hoppy finish. Great stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2013
2013 release. Hop aromas jump out of the glass. Pours near black with thin off white head.. taste is balanced roasted malt- very dark malts with aussie hop flavours of pine and citrus peel. very good beer

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gramoit (353) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2013
Pours jet black with excellent head retention. Brillaint on the nose, lots of grapefruit and hints of chocolate and some coffee. Each gulp gave me hops and first then coffee afterwards. Possibly the best black IPA I have had so far.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (342) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2013
2013 bottle. Pours black small creamy off white head. Smells.. Grapefruit/citrus fruity hops and malt. Tastes..super fruit grapefruit/citrus for black ipa that moves through to roasted malt flavours, some Smoke and coffee hints, also nicely resinous. Like.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rangi (560) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2013
Pitch black poor with a nice amount of just off white head. Aroma of subtle chocolate and just a hint of coffee 1st up. Very slight hop aroma comes through after first sip. Taste is just a little dry nice bitterness throughout. Flavour is of a interesting hop and dark malt fusion.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unm4rk3d (74) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2013
This is a very robust beer, it covers all bases with distinction. Aroma is in full effect with a very dark pour. Floral aromas. Minimal head which stays during the whole experience. Pine, earthy grapefruit taste. The bitter / sour lingers in the mouth. Nice!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeliriumT (354) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2013
This beer is spectacular. The beer pours black with dissipating head. The aroma is sweet hops, not too punchy or citrusy but well balanced with the malt aroma. Painfully smooth drinking. Very drinkable dark malt backbone and fresh hops to boot. Beautiful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awall (5) - AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2013 does not count
One of the better black IPA’s I’ve tried. Good balance between hop and roasted malt character. Decent mouthfeel and carbonation. Very tasty, would def get again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3141) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2013
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique. Very deep space black in colour with a sand coloured head. Musty aroma with a mildly bitter flavour. Good mouthfeel with a long aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
LesArgen (197) - AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2013
A dark, oozy beer with its creamy, brown head gives off a heap of flavours including coffee, liquorice, sea water, orange peel, resin, grain and dirty socks. The hops are far more prominent in the mouth before giving way to coffee, smoke and cream (squealer from Prince Wine Store).


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