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Fort Collins The Incredible Hop - Imperial Black IPA

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Know Your Brewer- Join us as we release Imperial Black IPA, the first of our Incredible Hop Series and kick off the Know Your Brewer series. Know Your Brewer will take place at each Incredible Hop release. Itís your opportunity to meet the masterminds behind these brews and ask all those questions youíve been dying to ask- or maybe you just want an autograph and a picture.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
22oz bottle - I donít get a chance to rate a lot of Fort Collins beers, but those that I have Iíve mostly enjoyed, so this beer continues that trend. Aroma has is nearly stout like with so much roastd malts. There is some piney hops struggling to get out, but itís an unbalanced mix of the two...clearly malt forward. A subtle touch of smoke (I think) seems to escape now and again, which was nice. Flavor is straight-up bitter, bitter, and more bitter. Like drinking an espresso with hops floating in it. Very dry, very puckering. Not sure how this can be an Imperial IPA, when it tastes like an Imperial stout without the mouthfeel. Alcohol is noticeable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - OCT 30, 2013
FROM NOTES: July 1, í12 Clear, black with a small frothy brown head and excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet malt and hop with a small alcohol aroma. Medium body with a dry oily texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good complex beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mojoman (157) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Tap at Nashville brewfest ; very good. Malt hop balance is steller. Find it. Love it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2141) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle from BevMo: The liquid poured a jet black color and was topped with a firm layer of head that left behind trails of lace. In the aroma, an instant whiff of hops dominates the nose and suggests citrus fruits. The flavor is intensely bitter with a huge bite of ripe green hops that clearly counterbalance the usage of roast black malt. Definitely one of the better black IPAís Iíve had, and not to shabby for being the first beer recipe sampled by Fort Collins. This alone was enough to persuade me to buy the variety 12-pack I saw for sale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (1977) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2013
22oz bomber. Pours dark brown-black color with a frothy creamy tan head. Aroma is bitter pine, slightly charred, roasted malts, and some licorice notes. Taste is sweet chocolate, roasted malts, ash, and pine.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndyW68 (1040) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 14, 2013
Good. Deep brown with light tan head. Aroma is not bad, but for an imperial black ipa, I was expecting more hops thanmalt. Flavor was good, but again where does ipa come into this.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2013
22 oz bottle-tight shaving cream lt tan that laces-black. A-sweet licorice/anise-dk malt, resin. T-roasty/ashy/cocoa/anise-dk malt, resin hops. 9/5/7/4/14=3.9. With food and at cellar temp. 9/5/8/4/16=4.2

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2013
black color, aroma of, pine/earthy hops, roasted malt, same flavors, slight chocolate notes, booze, good amount of bitterness, well balanced

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1332) - - MAR 7, 2013
Uploading old reviews that were missing comments. Solid black IPA without a real standout feature. Good but probably won't revisit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mensch (246) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Deep black with a rocky tan head. Aroma is more sweet and roasty malt than (hint of) earthy and minty hops. Bold and bitter, also toasted carmel and coffee. Iím rating it hedonically and not for being in style, which itís not. Itís a wonderfully hoppy imperial porter and not more. If you want to call it a DBIPA, you have to knock the nose off my face with hop aroma.


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