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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Widmer Brothers - Pitch Black IPA

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Pitch Black IPA
Widmer Brothers
929 N. Russell
Portland, OR 
Est. 1984

Brain Damage Quotient = 6.5 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0

Postmortem Brew Review
Pitch black color, just as the name implies.
Toasted malt notes along with smooth fragrant hops.
Two finger head with creamy tan color that dissipates slowly.
Perfectly draped lace, symmetrically rings the glass.
Soft herbal and citrus hops mingle perfectly with the five malts. Finishes very cleanly.
Modest amount of carbonation.
Medium bodied. Smooth drinking. 

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Once brewed as W'10, for a 2010 annual release, this year marks Pitch Black IPA's entry into the year round production by Widmer Brothers. And we IPA fans are fortunate and grateful for the change.

All your senses will be piqued when you imbibe this brew. Pitch Black IPA is a mean looking, great smelling and fab tasting IPA. It has the creaminess, hoppiness and just about everything you could ask for in a Black IPA. Malt bitterness is erased from the black malts and smooth Cascadian hops even out the score. Five malts and two hops in all make this 65 IBU black beauty spring to life. Each sip invites you back for another. The lace factor is eye pleasing, as it totally envelops the glass with each sip. It's like a whole other sensory feel, by adding a visual appeal to the beer. Another great brew from the 'Brothers'.

Come on over to the dark side. Muaahaahaha!

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