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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Alaskan Double Black IPA is a combination of beer styles, with a flavor profile most similar to an Imperial IPA and the dark black color and rich flavors usually found in heartier stouts and porters.
The Black IPA, also called "Cascadian Dark Ale" or "American-style India Black Ale," is a relative newcomer to the craft beer world. We may not know what to call it yet, but we do know itís dark and itís hoppy and we canít get enough of it.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6779) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown body with a creamy tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, citrus, light chocolate and pine. The flavour is pine, hard roasted malt, caramel, citrus and some coffee. Creamy texture. Bitter hoppy finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Bottle at Paulís tasting. Pours a deep black with a thin beige head. Big spicy hops, earthy with some sweet roast. Nice earthy hop presence with some spicyness. Chocolate, roast, candied grapefruit on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (9999) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Bomber at Paulís tasting. Pours black with tan head. Nose of grapefruits, peel, hops and chocolate malts. Taste is same with little pine in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Bomber shared by Malrubius I think. POurs a deep dark near black- oily, good frothy head- lasting. Aroma is toasty, nutty big chocolate followed by good grassy citrusy hops, orange, grapefruit and slight weedy dank hints. Flavor is chocolate, toast, grass, floral hops, resin and light pine. Solid easy drinking finish- pretty fresh and good overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (2077) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Bomber. I was a bit disappointed by this one. Nice enough nose combining roast with hop juice, but the flavors were off. Grapefruit juice in a mocha, with a side of cauliflower.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Bomber that leems shared with me in his beer basement in Portlandia. Poured a super dark brown with an inch and a half of cocoa foam. Smells of roast, chocolate, caramel, a little orange rind perhaps. Not a lot of hoppiness in the smell. Flavor was also much bigger on roasted malts than any sort of hop flavor, with a little chocolate and caramel in there as well as the hint of hop bitterness in the finish. Not at all what I expected, but I still enjoyed this brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Tap @ Parkway. Dark brawn pour with a short tan head leaving moderate lace. Moderately hoppy nose with some fruit and pine aromas up front. Chocolate, coffee and earthiness take over and last through a long, chocolatey finish. Medium body, lightly carbonated. Balanced on the sweet side of an IPA, but very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle at PapsÝís - Thanks. Dark red/brown - offwhite head. Roasted, chocolate, berries, light smokey notes, fruity, bitterness, ok medium hoppy, high malty. OK.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2010
22 oz. bottle purchased online at Northwest Liquid Gold and shared with my wife. Pours just about black with a moderate luscious brown head that lasted through three-quarters of the glass and left extensive lace. The aroma is wonderful with a combination of malt, molasses and pine that is just excellent. The flavor is malt with a bit less molasses than the aroma, pine and fruity grapefruit. Moderate bitterness at the finish is not overdone and compliments the lingering malt flavor nicely. This is a delicious Black IPA, and man do I wish I bought more than one bottle!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2010

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, nutty, caramel, chocolate, moderate hoppy, grass. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101122]


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