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RATINGS: 78   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1251) - 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 (2248) - 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 (3161) - 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 (1000) - 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 (14501) - , 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 (4232) - 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 (5261) - 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 (5964) - 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 (3611) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Big thanks to man #1 nigga mike m!!! Very bitter toasty black ipa. Rich and creamy, lactosy

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2477) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2012
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 10/30/2012. Pours hazy very dark reddish brown color with a nice 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of huge grapefruit, mango, orange zest, pineapple, toast, pine, roasted malt, light char, grass, floral, and light herbal. Damn nice aromas with a great hop profile and solid roasted malt backbone. Taste of big dark roasted malt, coffee, grapefruit, orange zest, pine, light char, pineapple, toast, floral, grass, and piney spiciness. Nice amount of pine and roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, toast, pineapple, roasted malt, light char, coffee, pine, floral, grass, and piney spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Great flavor balance and hop complexity; with a nice roasted malt backbone that is well balanced with the hop flavors; almost zero cloying flavors are present on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and sticky mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming present on the finish. Overall this is an excellent Black IPA! Great hop flavor profile and balance with roasted malts; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering as expected.


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