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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Black-Eye Rye is an American-style India Black Ale brewed with rye. Inspired by the popularity of this unique and interesting style, it pours midnight black and features a fluffy cappuccino colored head. Don’t let the dark color fool you though, because this is Red Brick’s hoppiest beer yet! The aroma features complex tropical fruit notes of mango and peach intermingling with classic citrus and pine, as well as a slight hint of cocoa. The flavor is resinous and piney, complimented by a velvety mouth-feel, and finishes with lingering notes of grapefruit and bittersweet chocolate. It’s sure to keep you coming back round after round!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (778) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a dark black color with a nice tan head. Aromas of citrus, pine, chocolate in the background. Full bodied, complex with a bitter finish. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2580) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
On tap at taco Mac Decatur. This one hits a nice balance between the roastiness and the hop profile. Hops are somewhat muted but complement the bitterness of the roasted malt. Pitch black pour almost bordering on porter status with the looks of it. Little bit of orange citrus aroma. The flavor starts off with the roasted bittersweet malt and coffee flavors. Fading into the the hop profile and you are left with the bitter citrus and pine flavors. A better representation of this tough style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4017) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2013
12 ounce thanks to James. Black with strong roast and coffee. Nice overall hop presence. Good hop aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3774) - - MAY 5, 2013
bottle. near black with a large, fine bubbled, whipped, brown head. sweet aromas of creamed coffee, caramel. flavor has notes of coffee with plenty of cream and toffee. the malt bill is awesome. the tropical fruity hop notes are also very interesting in this style. full bodied with medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
jrzJo08 (21) - - MAY 4, 2013
Very hoppy small fruit notes, citrus pine and very very minute cocoa flavors. Love the caramel colored head remnants all over glass.. tap

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle poured into glass. I found the aroma of this one to be a little bit more intriguing then the flavor. Nice chocolate hints mixed with slight hops. Flavor was sort of a charred version of that.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GTAEgeek (1235) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2013
On tap at the Beer Growler in Alpharetta. Pours black, with a medium, bubbly, beige head. Cocoa powder and caramel malts up front, with some pretty strong resinous hop in the middle through the finish. Hint of malty sweetness up front, with a flat, unpleasant bitterness following. Light to medium body, grainy, and a little acidic. Overall, this is a surprisingly bad Black IPA.


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