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Deschutes Black Tie IPA

Deschutes Black Tie IPA
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The 12th in our black IPA series is made with copious amounts of Nugget, Cascade, Northern Brewer, Centennial and Amarillo hops. The slight roasted and hoppy aroma give rise to a delightful complexity that is both dark and mysterious. IBU’s 70 Alcohol by Vol. 6.4%


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2139) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Fresh pine hop aroma. Black in color with great head. Tastes like an IPA with some smokiness. Notes: GABF ’09

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 20, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Portland
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: roasted and dark chocolate aroma, citrus and pine
Body: creamy body
Flavor: lots of roasted malt flavor, plenty of hops, balancing bitterness, long roasted and hop finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Poured Black with thick beige head. Hoppy aroma with citrus and a bit of forest. Hoppy flavour with toast and roast malts. Smooth malt finish with a large hop edge

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2009
GABF 2009. Pours a deep brownish black with a light tan head. Aroma of citrusy hops and dark roasted malts. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavor of dark unsweetened chocolate and dark roasted malts, countered by a grapefruit zest bitterness. Semi dry hoppy finish. Not bad, but perhaps the roast is too heavy and is fighting with the hops. To me, a Black IPA should still have hops front and center with the malts in the background.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2009
GABF 2009, day 1: This is quickly becoming one of my favorite “styles” of beer. And this was a shining example, almost as good as Stone’s 11th / Self Righteous. Rich, toasty, chocolatey, and grassy. Loved it.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1316) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Interesting contrast between dark charred flavors of the darker malt and the strong hop presence. I would have prefered it to be a little more savory than the burnt toast effect, but still an interesting offering - especially off set by the other 4 IPA in my sampler.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Half pint at the brewery - Aroma or roasted dark malts and woody pine hops. Flavor is hop forward. A big mix of flavors as advertised. After the hops move aside the roasted malt finish is almost smokey. Palate is creamy and tart. I like "dark" ipa’s and this was unique and tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (6447) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2009
Draught at Deschutes Brewery and Public House in Portland. Porter-like aroma, with a bit of burnt malt, big hops, chocolate. Lacks direction and balance.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Tap @ NW Pub... Poured black with an off-white head. Very hoppy brew. A roasted malt presence but mostly succumbed to the strong hop presence. Citrusy and bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2416) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2009
On Tap at the PDX BP Very dark brown with a thin but lasting, sandy colored head. West coast hoppy, citrusy aroma with surprisingly little of the roasted aroma I was expecting given its color. The flavor betrayed the roasted barly that lent it it’s color. Still this is clearly an IPA that tasted fressh and zesty. The slight roasted flavors were just enough to lend a little interesting slant to it.


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