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RATINGS: 797   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Back in Black is our newest year-round beer available now in six pack cans and on draft. Brewed like an American IPA but with the addition of rich, dark malts, this beer has all the flavor and hop character you expect with a smooth, mellow finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2011
Thrilled to find this in Ohio; further thrilled that it is in cans! For some reason craft beer in the Columbus area seems old or abused by the time it makes its way into my hands. I had recently made a Black IPA of my own, and had heard a lot about this and wanted to see how my mine stacked up. And they are quite different! This beer differs from other IPAs in more ways than just color. It is (of course) dark and nearly opaque, but the dark color betrays a ton of dark roast chocolate-y aroma and flavor. It is far more chocolate-y and deeply malty-sweet (like a malted milkball) than my beer turned out. This chocolate and maltiness was balanced out by a slamminí amount of citrus-y hop character. The beer is plenty hoppy, but Iíd say it is skewed more towards the chocolate/malt end of the spectrum than the hoppy side of things. Mouthfeel is pretty good...a touch thick and chalky feeling. Until I can make another BIPA, Iíd buy this again. I bought this 6-pack at Blacklick Liquor in Columbus, OH.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
liquidhedonism (178) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2014
12 oz can. Aroma: roasty and malty, with hints of resin and toffee. Taste/Palate: sweet, creamy, and a bit thin; finishes bitter and slightly astringent. Fantastic malt/hop balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2730) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Draft. Pours brownish black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, pine and coffee. Flavor of roasted malts, caramel, citrus, chocolate, coffee and piney hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
turtlesugar (5) - - DEC 8, 2014 does not count
"(Thoughtful face) Black IPA.... I would say itís the beer that instead of wanting to slap the devil out of it, you want to slap the Devil into you. BLACK IPA."- my esteemed roommate. Iím not sure if I agree with that or not because Iím not sure I know what it means. Itís delicious. Bitter, dry, has a bite but is still thirst quenching. Beautiful rich brown/black appearance with small white head. Quality brewery, quality beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoppopotomous (14) - youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2014
This is my first black ipa or cascading pale ale..who cares what they want to call it..BIG shout out to the pacific northwest for this style..I love this beer

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
grundsow (90) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Love the black IPA style! Itís the bitter roasted flavors of a good porter, complimented with bitter hops. Compared to Otter Creek, not quite as flavorful with still more alcohol. Excellent beer though!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dgess32 (10) - - NOV 23, 2014
12 ounce can pours nicely into a pint. Well balanced with strong roasty malt flavors and a nice hop finish. Would definitely get again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (1372) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2014
Draught at the 21:st Amendment in San Fransisco. Brown head. Dark red-brown color. Roasted malt aroma that also dominate the taste with a tuch of caramell. Big bitterness and hop taste. One of the best balck IPAís Iíve tried. This beer give me hope that there actually are enoyable Black IPAís.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (1073) - Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Can. Pours black with thick, tan head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, sweet. Taste is a little roasty, bitter finish, chocolate, medium bodied, medium carbonation. Overall, good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimmis (10) - - OCT 29, 2014
Can. Pours dark brown with a 2-finger beige head. Aroma of hops, pine. Flavors of coffee, chocolate. Starts sweet and finishes bitter. An excellent, well rounded beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluemooner (639) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and citrus hops. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, citrus fruit, and piney hops. Medium body with medium carbonation. Not bad.

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