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Lake Superior Deep Water Black IPA

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   ABV: -
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Guerde (1280) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2016
(bottle) Pours black with a cream colored head that retains well. Aroma smells a little stale, particularly as far as the hops are concerned, with a dull, papery scent that possesses a few faint pops of pine and orange. Further scents here are black licorice, roasted malt, and a little bit of cooked veggie. Flavor holds some light chocolate, further roasted malt, salt, pine, and that’s about it. Mouthfeel is medium and carb is a little bit on the spritzy side. I think this may have been an old bottle, so perhaps I’ll revisit and re-rate at some point in the future.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
commonshawn (972) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Tap at new bohemia in golden valley. Black with medium almost tan head. Medium mild malt and tiny hop nose. Creamy roasted and malty. Decent but nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
deyholla (9717) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a creamy light brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has fresh pine and thistle notes with some sweet dark grains and a hint of dark fruits. Flavor has musty dark grains with a light pine note and a touch of dark fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12660) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, charcoal, grapefruit, earthiness and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, grapefruit and earthiness with a crisp dry bitter lingering roasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle. Nothing about this beer is an IPA. Reminds me of a watered down porter. Not much flavor and astringent in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle. Poured black with little head. Burnt coffee and roasted malt aroma. Not really hoppy. I expected more hopps. Mostly coffee, burnt sugar and bitterness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redbeard3 (107) - - JUN 11, 2014
Not truly a black ipa but it ’s by far one of the best lake superior beer I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (2028) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2014
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 5-20-14. Labeled as "Lake Superior Deep Water Black IPA Ale," a rather oddly redundant designation. Smells like a baked good, with scents of coffee, bran muffin, carob, chocolate brownie, plum, and citrus tartness (lemon, orange). Pours dark brown with a medium brown to dark amber hue and a small amount of short-lasting beige head. The flavor has a pronounced roasty quality and tastes more like a stout than a black IPA. Perhaps this is an older bottle and the hops have faded. I purchased it a few weeks ago, and I know Lake Superior beers don’t exactly fly off the shelves in the Twin Cities (though I consider it an underrated and all too often forgotten brewery in the Minnesota scene). That said, this beer is quite pleasant, and the finish and aftertaste are long and dry in a hoppy way. Flavors of coffee and dark chocolate brownie with hints of malty sweetness, especially in the finish. Lively and easy to drink. Medium body. Overall, Deep Water is a simple but enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
UkrainPubCrawler (116) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2014
This black IPA was definitely lacking on the hops. It tasted more like a stout than an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ericular (933) - Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2014
Sampled at Rapids Liquor tasting. Medium roast in the aroma. Taste is a piney hop start, then into roasted malts for the finish. Overall it’s thin and it hinders it from moving up into the realm of other good Black IPAs. Wouldn’t mind a more in-depth review, however, since my rating’s below the consensus.

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