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Deep River Backcountry Black IPA

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (9092) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2015
16oz can, thanks to aabean for sharing. Bottom of can reads 020615. Dark brown color. Thin off-white head. Ropes and bits of lace. Roasty, toasty malt. Somer caramel, mild pine, spice. Moderate-plus bitter taste, moderate sweet. Mild bite; astringency. Medium body. Kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Mild slick texture. OK, not great. Probably much past it’s prime... Would be more interesting to try fresh. Bit of soy sauce, and touch of oxidization in the nose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enwiebe (223) - - OCT 5, 2015
10/5/15. Pint can. Challenging order: create a DIPA with lots of dark malts. Nice head with lots of lacing. Hit with a huge nose of piney hops as I open the can. Mouthfeel is a bit thick and slick but not a turn off. Lots of dark toasty notes competing w the alcohol and hops. Mostly works. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
woodychevy (693) - - AUG 14, 2015
Can at home. Not for me. Super slick and overly sweet- no balance. Looks and smells great but goes downhill once it goes down the hatch. Super roasty, earthy, caramel but just too much of a good thing. And thepine/ citrus hop notes don’t seem to balance it out. Syrupy. Won’t have this again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
16 ounce can from Beer Study, 4/1/15. Dark brown with a massive foamy tan head, most of the glass, a sign of something amiss. Aroma of tart fruits and roasted malt. The taste is chocolate, tart fruits, nuts. Thin bodied. Something is wrong here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5222) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 22, 2015
16 ounce can. Deep black pour. Roast. Chocolate. Creamy. Decently hopped, but not big like a traditional black IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italianjohn (2599) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Deep brown pour with a ruby hue, beige head and sticky lacing .... Aroma of caramel and roasted malts and light citrusy hops .... Taste is of mostly roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel malts and some citrusy bitter hop bite .... More roasted flavors than anything .... Has a lingering bitter hoppy and roasted malt finish ... Mouthfeel is slightly oily ... Decent stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2014 Dark with a small head. Citrus, char, light chocolate aroma. Charred, chocolate, citrus with a light bitterness. Good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Serving: Can. It pours a very dark brown with a thin, light tan head. Robust nose with notes of pine and a slight roastiness. Medium to full bodied with a solid hop bite. Pine resin, roasted malt, and a little earth. It strikes me as more of a porter than a black IPA. But then a black IPA is a porter, isn’t it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2451) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Guest draft at Fortnight. Bartender said that they swapped a kegs, which is kind of a cool way to do things! Really nice looking beer. Black with a robes off-white head. Not a ton going on in the nose - a little pine and resin. Taste is really nice. Malty, sweet, fading into pine, citrus hops and a nice bitter finish. Not the hop pine bomb I was expecting from the Black IPA style (or Cascadian Dark Ale or whatever the hell you want to call it). Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (6341) - 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.

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