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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Bludgeon Yer Eye is an India Black Ale. Intense fruity and floral aromas, along with a subtle malty fragrance, emits from the beer. The deep black color complements the rich, dark roasted malt flavors. The unexpected twist comes when the high hop bitterness takes over and leaves a bitter finish.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1448) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Pour is dark black with a mostly tight dark tan head. Nose has a light smoke to it, some malt depth with chocolate, and a faint citrusy hop behind. Taste is much smokier, complex malt of caramel and chocolate, hops are light and like the nose citrusy. Not much bitterness, lingering smoke, decent carbonation, lighter body and very smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1354) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle (from backlog). Near black pour with a tan/grey head. Big hops and malt aromas. Piney and malty. A well blended beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2349) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 14, 2013
As with most Shorts beers Im not very impressed. Astringent bitterness is the name of the game here. Aspirin and tire rubber accent a piney hoppy beer. lots of charcoal pine and aspirin.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3173) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle. Deep garnet body, thick puffy, dirty tan head. Nose of spicy hops, spruce and pine needles, burnt fall leaves, chocolate, and hints of licorice. Soft body, floral and bitter with tons of tannic pine and spruce; toasty with very light sweetness. Very bitter, tannic finish. Leathery. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1057) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2013
On tap at Wheatberry. Awesome brew all around. Pours pitch black with a thicker mocha cap that settles down and leaves some big sticky lacing. Nose involves a healthy dose of pine, earth, coffee and roasted malts, some citrus, spice notes, vanilla, dark cacao and pepper. Nicely bitter with just a light sweetness that hardly peeks through. Medium bodied, prickly, zesty, with a spicy hop finish. Wow. Glad this was on tap. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
12th January 2012
Opaque black - brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Light palate. Semi dry. Mildly roasted dark malts. A little piney hop and a and trace of insipid red berry fruits underneath. Finishes semi dry. An okay black IPA but there are many very good ones around and this is a little underwhelming.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4423) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
This one poured a medium brown color with a beige head. Aroma of herbal and piney hops, together with roasted malt and light burnt coffee. Flavor was a good blend of earthy and herbal hops, light grapefruit, and some roast bitterness. Above average Black IPA

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5458) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle shared with Brendan and Paul. Pours a deep brown body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is pine, resin, soap, and citrus. Mouthfeel is medium with nice carbonation and notes of grapefruit, pine, light floral character, light cocoa, and light roast. Very Nice Black IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle and served in my Ratebeer Tulip: Pours a deep brown near black with a lasting frothy tan head. The aroma has notes of dank, grassy, citric hops along with charred, roasted and bready malts. A bit earthy but this is all about the hops and char. Aggressive biting resiny and lightly juicy hops over a layer of dark malts with a touch of pepper on the finish. There is a unique industrial taste and feel about the finish I am not a fan of however which takes the scores down a bit. Overall it is a solid enough brew but I have better in this genre (including my homebrew).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3768) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Big thanks to man #1 nigga mike m!!! Very bitter toasty black ipa. Rich and creamy, lactosy


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