Brewed by Mean Sardine Brewery
Style: Black IPA
Ericeira, Portugal
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
There are plenty of sardines in the sea but you just caught a Mean Sardine! Hold tight this freshly caught beer as if it was the last in the sea. Savor every drop. No additives, no chemicals, no secrets, no bullshit, just pure brewing.

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Maracuja05 (2131) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2018
06-02-18 // bottle from hopt-shop.de. Murky dark brown with amber touch. Small mild beige head. Nose of roasted malts and mild fruit. Taste: roasted malts, bitter coffee and tropical fruit. Medium bitter finish. Solid Black IPA.

RuiFernandes (12) - Coimbra, PORTUGAL - FEB 6, 2018
Bottle. Opaque black, small brown head. Aroma is roasted and moderate hoppy. Flavor is similar, sweet, fruity and bitter with dry finish.

Kronhjort1996 (126) - Århus C, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2018
Hælder sort klar væske, med et opfarende hoved. Mean sardine, et fedt logo. Dufter dejlig frisk, klar citron noter, med et svagt tropisk udtryk. Smagen er frisk, sødlig og bitter eftersmag. Toffee er sødlig, mørk chokolade er måske det bitre, med det friske fra citrus. Har en helhed af friskhed, med en lille tilsætning af sødme, og en lækker bitterhed til sidst. medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter cokolateish finish, God gedin øl, der skal holdes godt fast i, og i den grad værdsættes.

Gangstergafje (1384) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2017
30-12-2017; bottle; at home (bought at Saveur Bière, as part of their December 2017 discovery box). The looks of the beer are lovely. The beer is lovely dark. The colour is ruby red/reddish brown. It is so dark, that it almost looks black. On top of the beer there is a lovely layer of nice soft brown foam. Foam retention is average. After a while a thin drape is left, and some lacing is left on the glass. Nice. The smell of the beer is delicious. It is a lovely IPA with a nice extra malty note. The beer has some lovely zesty and piny hop aromas. It is a very pure hop note. I also smell some lychee and stone fruit. Lovely. Malts are also present. They give some notes of caramel and also just some clear malts. Lovely. The taste of the beer is very nice. It has some crisp malts, giving a bread note and some caramel. Hops are very zesty and filled with citrus, pineapple, pine, stone fruit, lychee. It is nice. It is surprisingly light for a dark beer like this. Lovely. I like it, just like you can expect from a Black IPA. The palate of the beer is nice. Medium body, smooth texture and medium carbonation. The finish of the beer is lovely. It as a nice fruity finish, filled with tropical fruits and piny hops, but also a touch of caramel malts. Lovely. I like it.

cagou007 (1259) - FRANCE - DEC 30, 2017
Pours brown with thin tan head. Nose is Sorachi Ace. Aromas are chocolate malt, Sorachi ace mushroom-ish aromas. Low carbonation, medium body. Long bitter finish. Harsh bitterness, unbalanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

JoeMcPhee (10187) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2017
Deep black pour. Thick head. The nose is loaded with pine resin, dark roast and clean bitterness. There's a touch of fruit and a very assertive bitterness. Slight citrus and a heavy roast and bitterness. Solid BIPA.

77ships (11601) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2017
(Thank you!) Sampled draft @ Billie's Craft Beer Fest 2017. Dark brown going to black, tanned head. Nose is weird red fruit herbal, jammy roasted malt. Taste is bark herbal syrupy, red fruit, interesting profile, syrupy herbal bark, sweet roast,… Syrupy dark fruit, herbal beer. Very interesting BIPA, interesting profile & tasty stuff. Nice.

kermis (15154) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2017
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Draft at Billie's Craft Beer Fest '17. Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus and dark malts. Flavour is moderate sweet and above moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

Ysok02 (1957) - Mons, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2017
Robe brune, dense, mousse beige, crémeuse, abondante et persistante. Nez puissant et complexe sur le chocolat au lait, le café, évolue vers le houblon frais, touche de levure et une coté agrumes confit. Bouche à l'attaque acidulée, fine bulle tendue, rétro à la fois houblonnée et torréfiée, longue et complexe avec une finale très raffraîchissante. Une belle bière complexe et équilibrée.

Idiosynkrasie (8325) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2017
330ml bottle. Almost black colour with average, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Roasty, chocolately, dark malty and grassy-spicy, fruity, resinous hoppy aroma, notes of dark chocolate, grapefruit, orange, green onion. Taste is fruity and slightly resinous hoppy as well as roasty, chocolately dark malty, notes of dark chocolate, flavoured dark chocolate, orange, mandarine, orange zest, a grassy-spicy hoppy touch of green onion; parallel oily and watery texture.

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