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Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Black IPA
Beechworth, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bridge Road Brewers together with gypsy brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergsø of Mikkeller created a one off brew one Friday evening of March 2012. The result is The Dark Harvest. Inspired by the timing of the collaboration, it was decided to make a dark beer, using locally grown fresh hops. Of several research hops being grown at Rostrevor Hop Garden, one variety stood out for selection and was harvested just hours before being added to this beer.

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4.1
bmmarshall (15) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2013
This would be my favorite brown ale. A great balance of malt and hops. Nice hop bitterness. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
marcus (10149) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours near black with a massive tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a smooth dark molasses flavor with a nicely bitter finish. It all goes together pretty well.

4
awall (5) - AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2013 does not count
One of the better black IPA’s I’ve tried. Good balance between hop and roasted malt character. Decent mouthfeel and carbonation. Very tasty, would def get again.

4
DeliriumT (537) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2013
This beer is spectacular. The beer pours black with dissipating head. The aroma is sweet hops, not too punchy or citrusy but well balanced with the malt aroma. Painfully smooth drinking. Very drinkable dark malt backbone and fresh hops to boot. Beautiful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
NBird (626) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2013
2013 bottle. Pours black small creamy off white head. Smells.. Grapefruit/citrus fruity hops and malt. Tastes..super fruit grapefruit/citrus for black ipa that moves through to roasted malt flavours, some Smoke and coffee hints, also nicely resinous. Like.

4
CitrusP (66) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2013
Nice beer, great aroma.ticks all the boxes for the style, dark and robust malt, lively, grassy hops. Refreshing and drinkable.

4
Maris (1499) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2013
From a 330ml bottle on 20/12/2013. Should be taken off the retired list as this one was bottled on 18/3/2013 (ie. it looks like an annual). Pours the darkest of amber with a huge foamy head (bottle gushed on opening). Has a moderate aroma featuring chocolate malt and fruity hops. Tastes of choc and caramel malt with some firm, slightly grapefruity hops following. Has a slightly creamy texture and lively carbonation. Exhibits fantastic balance and goes down super easy for 6.6%. a really good black IPA, which isn’t a surprise given Mikkeller is involved.

4
Dervock (1321) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle - pours black with a big off white head. Toasty malt , medicinal herb and nettles aroma and also good hint of citrus, lots going on in the aroma. Hops hit up front then the malt comes in before a nice dry bitter hop finish. Nicely balance mouthfeel.

4
adamlikesbeer (10) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle from 2014. Aroma: Licorice,coffee and a bit esters. Nice black beer with a light brown head. Decent retention. Nice esters and lingering roasty flavours. The hop profile seems slightly overpowered by the yeast characteristics. Really like this bear, its fun and pretty tasty.

4
lello4ever (967) - ITALY - JUL 11, 2016
Colore marrone scuro, schiuma beige a grana finissima e di buona persistenza. Al naso intensa tostatura, leggermente secca, si avverte una nota dolce. Birra molto beverina, corpo medio, buon ingresso di malto tostato e cioccolato, retrogusto amaro e finale secco. Carbonazione media. Una bipa ben fatta, con una luppolatura decisa, un buon equilibrio tra dolce e amaro.


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