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Jopen / Grateful Deaf Zythos Black IPA (2012)

Formerly brewed at Jopen
Style: Black IPA
Haarlem, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
2012 Collaboration Brew of Ken Fisher (The Grateful Deaf brewer) and Jopen Brewery in Haarlem. Single hopped Black IPA hopped with Zythos hop.

MaartenRF10's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaartenRF10 (1842) - Wageningen, - JAN 31, 2013
Very dark brown colour with a lasting tan head. Aroma is hop and toffee. Aroma comes back in the taste. It’s rahter bitter and medium dry. Body is medium and carbonation medium to high.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
olsvammel (5603) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle at a big tasting (Nördprovning 2015). Smell of dried fruit, raisin and roasted sugar. Taste of dark malts with some light roasted aromas. Thin body. Nice smell but the taste was bland. I wasn’t aware how old this was when I tried it. It was probably better when fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ha1ag (840) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2014
33 cL bottled at Frape. Hazy dark amber with a small tan creamy head. Hoppy nose. Aroma is malt and herbs with soft bitterness. Flavour is bitter and dry roasted malts. Nice!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle, cheers to wyzzywyz22! Poured a dark brown with a thin to no greying beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, toast. Flavour is more roasted malts, coffee, mild citrus hop flavours. Drinkable and all that, didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (15300) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, fruchtig hopig. Geschmack röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, fruchtig bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moolesen (445) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Black wit an off white head. Little aroma, but hints of hops and chocolate. Strange combination for an IPA, but the chocolate is as well present in the taste. Nice bitter finish. Maybe I expected more, but it is not as special I thought.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (6050) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2013
november;light burnt malty aroma,brown, light brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, very bitter burnt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle, De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Nigh on black pour with a small beige head. Aroma was roasted malts, liquorice and citrus hop. Similar flavour with some burnt character and coffee notes. Dried out in the finish. Not the most complex offering but perfectly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (12850) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle. Frothy White good mostly lasting head. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bittter flavor. Coffee dominating. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (21235) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
13th November 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s Pad. Thanks to Black IPA hound Colin for this one. Opaque brown beer with a little pale tan head. Light crisp palate. Slightly bitter dark malt with a little coffee and cream. A little bitter pine on top.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16262) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle shared at my 5K tasting at Bruce’s pad, from an IP trade with Jan of bignumbers, 13/11/13. Light black with a moderate faint tan covering that clears to a film and edgeing. Nose is treacle toffee, light roast, cocoa, jammy dark fruit. Taste comprises light roast, earthy cocoa, hint of tropicals, jammy fruits. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry roast finale. Mediocre for style but drinkable enough.

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