Beer 215/365 – Three Floyd’s Blackbeard English IPA

Style: English IPA

ABV: 9.0%

Purchased at: My roommate picked this up from the brewpub, he also got me a whole case of gumballhead.

What makes this beer different: Tons of earthy hops

Will I be drinking this again: Mmmmm maybe

Grade: B+

6/11/2010: The English IPA style originated when brewers from the 18th century made a beer strong and well hopped enough to survive the long voyage to their troops in India (Hops are a natural preservative). Story has it that the beer would watered down for the troops, and left at full strength for the commanding officers. Three Floyd’s tried to replicate this style as true as possible, by using all English Ingredients, and a strong ABV of 9.0%.

I don’t know my hop varieties all that well, but I know for sure there is some goldings in here just from smelling it. Goldings has a very unique scent. The taste is very earthy/herbal on the hop end, not in the bitter way at all either. A lot of Pale malt to help balance the rugged earthiness. The beer is aged on toasted oak chips, but I don’t pick it up in the taste at all. Very nice full mouthfeel, and no sign of the 9.0% alcohol. Very good beer, just not three floyd’s best.

Picture of the day: Conan wants to know whats up with all the chocolate pelicans?

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Published in: on June 11, 2010 at 10:51 am  Comments (1)  
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  1. That’s Blackheart, not Blackbeard. The font is tricky, but I can guarantee you Three Floyd’s doesn’t make a “Blackbeard”. Take a closer look. Cheers!


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