Black Eye PA - Great Basin Brewing Co.
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3.83/5 rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Ordered this twice over the past weekend. Each time it was served in a standard pint glass at Great Basin's new Brewery & Restaurant in Reno, NV. The following review is a compilation of the notes taken during each session.
Appearance: Arrived at the table with a half inch of tan, sticky, foam on top. Body was predominantly black with brown edges. Head slowly descended to a tight halo, and remained that way for the duration of the tasting. Tons of webby lacing all the way down. Looked great for the style!
Smell: Oily, herbal hops, dark roasted coffee, whole wheat toast, and toffee. A nice combination of aromas, though it lacked complexity.
Taste: Tons of roasted malt and hop bitterness in this one. Dark roasted coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate, and piney hops crashed down on my taste buds with each sip. My girlfriend - a blossoming hop head - absolutely loved this beer. I greatly enjoyed it the first time, but thought it was too intense during the second trial. That's how it goes with most hop bombs though, right? You've just got to be in the mood for one. As the beer warmed, caramel and toffee emerged and the harsh bitterness softened up a bit. Alcohol and char were still the dominant flavors in the aftertaste though. Bold and interesting, to say the least.
Mouthfeel: Bitter, dry, full-bodied, and coarse. Hop resins coated the palate and lingered deep into the aftertaste. Moderately carbonated. Hard to handle at times.
Drinkability: Flavorful and bold, but a bit too intense in my opinion. If you're up for hefty doses of roasted barley and hops, this is the beer for you.
Serving type: on-tap
09-08-2010 01:21:22 | More by ThreeWiseMen
4.08/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Friend brought this back from the new Reno location.
Pours a nice dark black color with a good off white head.
Aromas are very pungent, sticky, resin like, earthy, and with some pine notes as well.
Taste starts off with a chocolate malt flavor. Beer is slightly creamy, then the hops kick in. A slight dry hop note, and bitter pine resin on the crisp finish.
Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp, but a touch thin, the body fades just a bit.
Very good drinkable black IPA. Could use a little more body, but that's my only nit pick, this is a very tasty beer, we had no problem killing the growler.
Serving type: growler
08-01-2010 18:04:44 | More by flexabull
Black Eye PA from Great Basin Brewing Co.
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