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Lake Superior Deep Water Black IPA

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   ABV: -
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
deyholla (8868) - 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 (11760) - 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 ís 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 (1712) - 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 donít 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 (109) - 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 (867) - 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 itís thin and it hinders it from moving up into the realm of other good Black IPAs. Wouldnít mind a more in-depth review, however, since my ratingís below the consensus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bookman10 (772) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2014
UPDATED: APR 18, 2014 Pours a dark, oily brown-black, with small, cream head. Aroma of roasted grain and hops. Flavor is roasted grain, burnt toast, some hop citrus and bitterness. Pretty good, tasty black IPA.**Iíve since had a couple of other bottles that were ridiculously overcarbonated, so as to be almost undrinkable. Have to reconsider my rating (went from 3.6 to 3.3).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours a deep brown with an off white thin but lasting head. Aroma reminds me more of an ipa with malts of a brown ale, lacking the sharpness of black malts. Taste is sweet with a bitter hop finish, again like the aroma this taste is missing the black malt stickiness. Mouthfeel is thin and uninspired, kind of falls flat. This is really close to being great but is just missing something for me to rank high among black ipas.

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