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Deep River Backcountry Black IPA


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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   ABV: -
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Deep River Brewing Company’s Backcountry Black IPA is an Imperial Pale Ale that is hopped up with 6 unique hop varieties that blends nicely with its slightly roasty malt backbone.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a watery black with some beige head. Nose is insane, tropical fruit, pine, malt, light bread crust, white grape. Flavor also has quite a bit of tropical fruit, candy, orange. Clean, piney finish. Very nice. Drinkable. Solid for the style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2013
On tap at Tyler’s, Apex. Fu-schnickens, this was not so good. Sludgy motor oil pour, perfunctory one-finger head, and a nose of strong wet coffee grounds. Mouthfeel was okay, if a bit heavy. But one-dimensional bitterness all the way through, not so good.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
emacgee (3875) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Dark black pour with one finger of chestnut brown head. Weird nose/flavor. I get this sometimes with hoppy beers. Comes across as soapy/chemically character. Very difficult for me to describe and to consume after I taste that character. Medium full body.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Tap at beer study. Poopy dark brown with hardly any head. Nose is light goat, chemicals, cleaning products, roast. Similar flavor-- tough to drink. Down the drain.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3090) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2013
Growler. Pours a near-black color with a fairly small tan head. Nose is very roasty and smells more like a roasty stout than a Black IPA. Taste is also very roasty, but has just a hint of bitterness in there. A little light on the hoppiness for me for the style, but still a pleasant drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2484) - North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2013
Pint at Tylers Apex. Good aroma, sweet. Roasty. Smokey. Abv adds some heat. Baking chocolate. Black coffee. Little pine. Grapefruit Reddish brown color, ok head and lace. Bitter flavor. Medium body, creamy oily mouthfeel, bitter finish. Good, real earthy roastiness about it. Not gonna wow you, it’s fine. Dry on finish.


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