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Mad River Serious Madness Black Ale

Mad River Brewing Company first released “Serious Madness” black ale on February 13th, 2009 in their seasonal program.  John Barleycorn is also a part of this seasonal series.

Commercial Description:
This beer is inky black with amber edges, light bodied, silky smooth, complex and delicious…

Style: American Black Ale (aka Black IPA)
Hops: Magnum, Hallertau, Tettnanger, Willamette (hop back).
Malts: Two-Row Pale Malt , North American Specialty Malts, German Carafa

Taste Expectations: Lots of roasty malt flavors. Coffee & caramel.  Hoppy black ale with a porter/stout feel.

Availability: 12oz/6pks.  Some draft. Not in all markets.

8.6% ABV

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  1. Drinking one now.  Enjoying it a lot.  Black IPA is still a style I’m not overly familiar with but grab them when I can find them.  This has a slightly thin mouth feel coming in but full of flavor and on the dry side when it leaves.  Isn’t overly bitter, if the IBU is high I’ll be surprised.  The 8.6% ABV is hidden well.  I get the coffee, not so much the caramel.  But then I’m a bit of a novice at this.  Anyway, can’t wait to share with a friend.  

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