Arbor Black Eyed PA

Brewed by Arbor
Bristol, England
6.5% · Black IPA · 28 Ratings · Special Release ·
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottle conditioned.
The name makes very little sense, and indeed the style itself is a bit wrong if you put any thought into it. The beer does, however, work very well indeed. To create this fully loaded Black IPA we used large amounts of Maris Otter, Cara and Carafa III malts to create a wonderfully sweet black wort. Before boiling we add a load of hops. During the boil we add a load of hops. After the boil we add a load of hops. You get the idea - lots of hops!

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Beer Rating Assistance

Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
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Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
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Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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