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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Rather than simply darken up our current IPA, we decided several months ago to design an entirely new beer from the ground up. The beer features our Organic 2-Row base malt accented by additions of Crystal 60 and Weyermann Carafa III malts. This last grain is a special type of de-husked roasted barley imported from Germany that lends a charred black color and notes of roasted coffee and chicory without any tannic bitterness that would normally be contributed by the husks. The hop additions are many and generous, featuring Apollo, Horizon, and Nugget, clocking the beer in at 70 IBU. Over 22 pounds of Nugget hops were added directly to the fermenter in our first ever batch. The sum of these parts is a befuddling, beautiful beer with an ABV of 7%. Big juicy hop flavors meld with rich roasted malts to create distinctively delicious ale. Hop bitterness is significantly more aggressive than our normal IPA, providing an interesting departure from the hop “niceness” that is our norm, all in all, something worth savoring, though perhaps not for the faint of heart.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4066) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
UPDATED: APR 2, 2014
Location: Draft at BRC, 4/1/14

Aroma: The nose is more roasty than hoppy, some caramel, and light pine notes
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a lighter brown head and some decent lace
Flavor: The flavor is medium sweet, with a good amount of roast, and a light hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a clean, roasty mouthfeel, and a mild dryness
Overall Impression: I thought this example of a Black IPA was just a little bit light on the IPA part of the equation. Still, this is a nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4760) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle - Roast malts and hops. Jet black with a rich white head. Roasty malts with a hop bitterness that dominates to the finish. Although not quite a marriage, it is a hand off from dark to IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1039) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Nice for the style. Roasted and toasted malts with a piney bitterness for the aromas. Dark brown color that looks like coffee. Heavier than average palate but not filling. Good carbonation. Strong roasted, woody, coffee and char flavors with a strong bitterness that is slightly muted by the strong character of the malts. Another good one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4116) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Tap. The look is dark brownish with a light tan head. The smell is roast, malts, dust, and cocoa. The taste is hops, citrus, roast, and ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3885) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Rated at Big Texas Beer Fest, April 2013 - Deep brown in color with a small beige head. Aroma is of cocoa powder, roasted malts, and citrus. Taste is of citrus, pine, dank, earth.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ShawnC (76) - - MAY 14, 2013
Dark dark dark with a stable creamy foam head. Nose is burnt caramel with some vanilla undertones. Mouthfeel is ok. A little thin but it is late in the beer drinking evening. Malty sweetness dominated but is cleaned away by a piney hop presence that finishes with a hint of spice. ---That dog will hunt!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1695) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2012
On Tap) Black pour and a tan head..Nose is hops, citrus, pine, honey, resin, sweetness..Taste is Hops, pine, citrus, roasty malts, plum, honey..Palate is light bitterness with pine

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndresTM (319) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 13, 2012
Pungent aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruits, grass, and floral hops, complemented by a faint roasted malt presence. The taste is pinier and spicier than the nose portends, with some pepper and overall a considerable bite. Very natural-tasting, very powerful. The malt character is more subdued than I had expected. Make no mistake, this is an IPA first and foremost—and a good one at that.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Black brown pour with creamy tan head. Citrusy hops with some toasted malt and earthiness. Sweet burnt coffe resiny biter that grows. Medium bodied but foamy.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mickey6Pack (5) - Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2012 does not count
Black Gold.. And IPA with a strong Molasses finish. Awesome. It replaces the traditional hoppy finish with a really nice (but not thick) molasses taste. Very enjoyable.


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