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RATINGS: 618   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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English IPA brewed with British Malt Simpsons, British Yeast, UK East Kent Goldings & UK Admiral Hops - and American Formulation. Check it~

Blackheart English India Pale Ale is a throw back historical ale brewed when English I.P.A.s were hopped up to last the long voyage from England to colonial troops in India. Using English malts, English hops, English yeast and aged slightly in oak for a 19th century taste. Amazing artwork greatley contributed by Tim Lehi & Jeff Rassier.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Bottle from StFun trade. This one didn’t hit extremes for me, but it was an excellent, balanced example of an IPA. Very smooth and drinkable with noticeable hoppiness. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - AUG 26, 2008
22 oz bottle aqiured in trade from StFun. Poured a copper color and had many of the typical traits of an IPA. Bitter hoppy flavor with a bit of a malt backbone. Smooth and nice on the palate. Great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2008
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, resin, pine, caramel, pine, and some toasting. Poured amber in color with w medium-sized, dense, creamy, off-white head that lasted throughout. Hazy. Slightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, pine, caramel, citrus, malts, and a little fruit. Medium body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter hop and caramel finish. 9%ABV is well hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2008
On tap. Amber with a decent head. Aroma is caramel, citrus. Very nice sweetness with some bite to back it. Great flavor. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2008
22 oz. Bomber: Pours an orange copper with an off white head. Aroma and flavor is malty and fruity with hints of apricots and caramel. Well balanced and refreshing!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3767) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 16, 2008
From an imperial pint pour at the Munster, Indiana Brewpub, this poured a very clear rich amber color with off-white head and good lacing .Nose of ripe fruit, light citrus, and caramel malts. Smooth but lively mouthfeel. Flavor is complex as well, with caramel malts, toffee, nuts, floral hops, adn some pine notes. Medium but bitter finish. Good brew. I purchased a bomber to take home and share.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2008 22 oz. bomber bottle, some nice San Francisco tattoo artwork on the label, no bottling/freshness date, sampled in a imperial pint glass. Sediment is readily visible in the bottle, especially near the bottom. L: Poured a cloudy sunburnt copper with a quick rising fluffy head of beige foam that slowly settled into a creamy, sudsy skim. With splotchy rings of lace circling the brim of the glass, Blackheart is a classy looking EIPA that yearns for you to give it a taste. S: Oranges and peaches whose overall sweetness is modified by a secondary backing of woody pine with a touch of minty herbs, the hops have a nice fresh pungent aroma. Framing the edges is sweet caramelized malts with a light hint of nuttiness. The more I whiff on Blackheart, the more endearing the aroma becomes. F: Plush and soft feeling in the mouth with a slick resiny oiliness on the tongue, Blackheart has an airy medium body, creamy crisp in the finish, that is a pleasure to consume. T: While the hops are the dominant force in the taste, there is a delectable underlining pale malt sweetness, caramelized crystals with touches of sugar coated nuts in the finish. The hops start out as a mix of sweet and sour fruits, peaches with a splash of apricot juice, balanced by flavors of orange pulp and tangerine rinds. In the middle, tastes of pine resins and woody, herbal stems. The alcohol is barely noticeable, just a low grade spicy warmth in the back of palate, it’s true strength is well concealed. D: Blackheart is dangerously easy to drink, I am finding the need to remind myself that the ABV is 9% and I need to slow down and savor. I bet this is even tastier from the cask. If you love all varieties of hops and IPA styles, then I would highly recommend you give Blackheart a try despite its high price. Blackheart is another testament to the brewing skills at Three Floyds, American big beer at its best.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Bottle from SQNfan - thanks! This one has a nice amber color with a medium head. Aroma is very citrusy with a heavy sweetness and some floral essence. Flavor is sweet, citrusy, and a bit floral with the hops dominant and the malts doing a nice job. This one finishes well and was pretty good with spicy food. I want more!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2008
22oz bottle. Poured a medium and clear amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of some earthiness, floral, otasted caramel, and light pine. Tastes of caramel, tea, citrus, and tolasted malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5576) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Poured a light golden amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, floral hops, toffee malts, grass, and caramel. Taste of sweeter caramel malts, vanilla, toffee, citrus fruits, light pine, lemongrass, and toasted malts, with mild bitterness in the finish. Nice change of pace for Three Floyds, and even better than this year’s anniversary beer.


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