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RATINGS: 626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrob21 (3163) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Clear yellow orange color. Astringent rye malt flavor and slight cherry flavor as well. Grassy piney hop aroma. Something in the flavor reminds me of glue. Resin flavor as well is a little off putting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Pours a bright translucent orange amber with a healthy 2-finger head and a steady stream of bubbles coming to the top. The retention is good and leaves solid lacing. The aroma is a balance of citrus hops up front and a strong caramel malt base. There is also a heavy dose of earthy hops throughout as well. The taste mirrors the aroma with a grapefruit and grassy hop kick giving way to the caramel malt base. There is a bit of spiciness in the finish as well as some hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of carbonation and leaves the mouth sticky with the earthy hop juice. The drinkability is fantastic on this one and I don’t notice the alcohol at all. The best example of an English IPA I’ve tasted to date.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Pours a cloudy amber with a medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet with melon, light biscuit, some floral and earthy. Flavor is floral, earthy, melon and biscuity. Light-medium body, silky texture. Medium bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Bottle. Aroma was hops, orange, caramel, and pine. Poured amber in color with creamy white head. taste was a little but bitter but sweet at the same time. A nice IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 31, 2008
The Dan Journal #235. Tasted 8/26/08. 22oz bomber. Hazy with a golden hue. Ring of head. Orange and citrus aromas with berry esters. Full bodied with a big palate. Lotta citrus and a dry earthy finish. Earthy and tart hop flavors. Big style! Right on!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8277) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2009 bottle courtesy of Cartdan. Pours hazy amber, white head Aroma is hoppy, grainy.. Taste grainy, light caramel malts, hoppy, lightly bitter and notes of fruits. abv warms up and give the beer a light bourbon like mouthfeel. A well balanced beer, a little on the hop side. re-rate update 7-10-2009

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 28, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2009 22oz bottle. Poured a hazy medium orange color. The head was short, off white, and reduced after a minute or so to a thin film. Smelled of caramel, pineapple, and orange. Medium bodied and delicately sweet with moderate hop bitteness that peaked up front, but lingered long. Fruit dominated the flavor in the middle and included the likes of aprcot, pineapple, and orange jam. Almost like fruit juice. Toffee and toasted bread filled the malt bill and supported the hops and fruit cornucopia fairly well. At 9% ABV there wasn’t an overwhelming alcohol presence in either the nose or flavor. I could definitely feel it, though. Nice, well rounded beer, but a bit too much malt backbone for me.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (7061) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2008
22. Thanks, Yem! This one was the first unanimous big hit around the table--every single one of us flipped a bit. Hazy dark amber. Light fizzy white film for a head. Nice orange marmalade nose. Rich, slightly fizzy body on the medium-ish side (a little lighter than medium). Orange, blood orange, and pineapple on the mid-palate. Long lightly bitter finish. This is the classic marmalade on toast english ipa. And it’s from Indiana. W00t!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
timfoolery (1126) - 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.


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