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Dark Vine by Ithaca Beer Company
Black IPA
9.50 % ABV


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Review by Bitterbill on 11/02/13  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 2 9 17 4 8 2013
Bottle courtesy of utopiajane. Thanks, Maria!

This looks black to me and the pour brings a 2 finger head of foam. Once that settles down, I'll check on the lacing.

The nose is very IPA like; loads of floral hops, grapefruity notes, some pine, some sweetish malty tones. I don't get any roasted malt but that's okay.

The taste, well, it's hoppy as hell! Best before Jan so it's a fresh son of a gun I'm dealing with here. The floral hoppiness gets me some rather surprisingly bitter notes. Grapefruit backs that up to the hilt with some pine playing a minor role. When I swish the beer in my mouth..that's when I get some light malty sweetness and a small roasted malt character.

Further sips in and the roasted maltiness has a bigger showing and is welcome. Yum.

Medium bodied with a medium light level of carbonation, the mouthfeel is fine and the alcohol doesn't show much of itself. Very smooth drinking brew.

I really dig this fine offering from the gang at Ithaca! Oh and yes, there will be lacing.

Served In: Pint Glass

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