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Haywire by Indeed Brewing Company
Black IPA
11.50 % ABV

First batch was 8.1% abv.

Prepare for your palate to be victimized by HAYWIRE, a Double American Black Ale brewed with 10-pounds of hops per barrel, and a special process using hopped wort as mash water. Centennial, Citra, Zythos, and Falconer’s Flight hops fill this beer with notes of citrus and sappy pine, while the malt brings hints of toffee, coffee and cocoa. 

Review by feloniousmonk on 09/09/13  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 2 9 14 4 8 2013
Indeed Haywire Double Black Ale. 8.1% ABV. More details after my own notes, as per usual.

Ultimate blackness, under a long lasting cocoa-tan head that slips down and leaves light brown lace.

Aroma: hops, hops and more hops. Green grass, and pine forest floor. Some citrus, but all hoppitude.

Taste: Smooth malt at first, swiftly subsumed by big, grassy hops. Bitterness grabs the palate and won't shake loose. Grips it, holds it, spreads tingly, tasty hop flavor. Massive malt matches it all.

I've been cautious about every "black ale/ black IPA/ Cascadian dark ale" I come across, and am happy when my fears are extinguished. Here we have an Imperial/Double IPA meeting up with a black ale, and it's exceeding any expectations. Loaded with hops, backed up with black malt. Hearty, full-bodied and considerably satisfying. Toasty, roasty, and full.

Yum. I'd like to have one after another, but the 8% ABV is starting to kick in. Two in a row, and I'm getting in trouble.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by bakes on 11/04/12  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 10 17 5 9 2012
Pours a deep chocolate brown, offwhite head that lasts forever. Beautiful thing, this one. A lot going on in the aroma - dark toast, dry coffee, piney hops, faint mineraliness, and an underlying sweet malt.

Starts out with a bittersweet maltiness, like bitter chocolate dipped spruce tips would taste, but better. Piney and slightly citric hop vapors envelop the senses while a dark, semi sweet chocolate and roasted coffee maltiness coat the tongue. Finishes with faint wafting alcohol, a minerally dry roasted maltiness, and all of those hops still in the background with a lingering solid but delectable pine-and-rind bitterness on the tongue. Velvety smooth mouthfeel and very, very drinkable.

Another great brew from a killer new brewery. Thanks to Tip Top for hooking me up with the bottle!

Served In: Pint Glass

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