Terminal BrewHouse Dark Alley

Brewed by Terminal BrewHouse
Chattanooga, Tennessee USA
- Black IPA | 4 Ratings | Special Release |
Black Ale
Dipping our toes in the dark waters of a Cascadian Ale led us to the depths of Steve’s inner brewer and resulted in this dynamic hoppy black ale. Somewhere in that portentous place much like one finds in a dime store comic, where fear and anxiety meet heroism and pure goodness, the ingredients for this misunderstood marvel were formed. Chinook Hops the most valorous of American hybrids and trustworthy two row malts form an inner alliance with 3 dark and mysterious specialty malts and together they complete a profile that would have even the most adept mind bewildered. Be brave craft beer fans and let your intrigue guide you. The night is always darkest just before the dawn.

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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
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
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
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
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
light medium heavy

Bitter
light medium heavy

Sour
light medium heavy

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

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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