Front Street Hoppleganger
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
Our Double IPA’s evil twin, a BLACK DOUBLE IPA. This beer is darker, more mysterious, hoppier, angrier, higher in alcohol, and overall, pretty delicious!. Tons of hops were used in this beer (Nugget, Ahtanum, Cascade and Willamette just to name a few) and a lot of Pale Malt. The beer is finished with a touch of Dark Chocolate Wheat Malt for color and to balance the beer out a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (4803) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Draft at the brewpub. Pours dark nut brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like sweet nutty malt, grapeftuit hops, burnt toast, and dark coffee. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like burnt toast, grapeftuit hops, sweet nutty malt, and dark coffee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (10500) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is pine and roast. Medium mouth with strong pine, roast, grapefruit, resin, nice bitterness. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2013
@RBWG-JAX Grand Tasting-bottle-lt brown-mahogany. A-resin, med malt-cocoa. T-resin hops, med malt-cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of roasted malt and some abv. Sweet malt, roastiness, some abv, and a resiny bitter. Medium body with good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle shared by drowland, pours black with a thin brown head and a little bit of lacing in the glass, the aroma has some pine and citrus on the nose, not a huge amount, the flavor has a citrus front end with a roasty finish, nice mouthfeel, not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Bottle... RBWGJAX2013… Clear, dark brown pour that flashes crimson when held up to the bright Florida sun. Small, creamy, khaki head. The bouquet consists of overripe red apple, dried dark fruits layered upon hints of chocolate, leather and pine. Full-bodied and creamy with modest carbonation. The flavor is intensely bitter – pine, citrus rind and metal. The malts do little more than provide a solid stage upon which the hops perform. In this case, the hops are a collaboration of thrash metal, black metal and death metal bands. Lengthy, deeply bitter, grassy finish. Big-time thanks to Kevin for providing several of his beers for our three day party in Jacksonville!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
dense and abstract .. . pours a deepest brown of the brown spectrum .. . mild foam .. . medium roast, burnt hats, and sequestrated malts .. . mild mouth, abv comes thorough a bit .. . . is there any way we could enhance your dining experience here by hurting an animal?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Bottle at RBWG. I think I tried at least 10 different new NC beers that I did not bring. Thanks for sending these, Front Street! I was actually sort of surprised by the recipes and quality of these brews as I kind expected them to be boring and meh. Applaud them for sending beer to some of the toughest beer critics out there and for having the balls to brew some interesting recipes here in NC. Will have to visit next time I’m down that way. Black IPA is a style that I like but I have had very few that I actually enjoy. This one would probably err on the positive side; its not great; but has some nice qualities including a relatively fresh piney and citrus nose. Flavor errs on the roasty side but it’s not as super boozy as I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3/4/13. Bottle sent down for RBWG! Thanks! Deep brown, almost black, pour with a small tan head. Pungent dank hop aroma with some citrus and roast. Rich, bitter hop flavor with more dank and citrus, a touch of acidity, and a lingering astringency. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (7063) - Utah, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle at RBWG
Appearance: Black with a mediums sized tan head, some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, citrus and pine
Taste: Roasted malts and pine resin

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