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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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 it’s dark and it’s hoppy and we can’t get enough of it.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Halhardy (1) - USA - OCT 24, 2010 does not count
22 oz bomber from Nugget, West Sacramento, CA. I love, LOVE heavily hopped IPAs. This is not one of them. I think they somehow managed to get burned malt, then used only bittering hops. Weird medicinal odor I’ve not experienced in beer before. No hop aroma, just bitterness. Little malt flavor. I’ve had some great brews by Alaskan over the years, but, again, this is not one of them.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3459) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 23, 2010
22 ounce bottle from Nugget in Woodland, CA. Aroma is weird with lots of bubblegum. Lots of floral notes as well. Not much in the way of aggressive hop aromas. Slight roastiness. All in all, the aroma on this has way too much perfume and bubblegum. What the fuck? Mostly transparent dark mahogany body with a pretty frothy, rocky off-white head. Starts a little roasty, before this becomes a little chocolatey in the middle. Finishes with some scant metallic hints and a bit of chocolate/ashy/piney bitterness. This is basically an imperial porter. This Black IPA fad needs to die.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Bomber poued a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, carmel, earthines and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, carmel, earthiness and citrus with a smooth dry lightly bitter finish. Please Sir, May I have more Hops?

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldPeculiar (11) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2010
Frankenbeer. Had high hopes, but got disappointed. Neither a strong Double IPA nor mouth watering porter/stout. Thinner than expected. "Off"-bitter. Good try, but better luck next time.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Tap @ K&B Wine Cellars. Pours a deep coffee brown with a Creamy beige head. Mostly roasted malts on the nose, very faint hop presence. Seemed more like an Imperial Porter, still tasty tho.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Tasted from a 18 oz. bottle purchased in Denver, Colorado. Pours a very dark black body and very thick brown-blackish head. Roasted hoppy aroma with an alcoholic, hoppy, dark, creamy flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6227) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Clear ruby black color/ viscous tan head. Nice dusty black malt, caramel, chocolate, pine sap aromas. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body. Very good mesh of dry black malts, sweet caramel, pine sap, tropical fruit flavors. Enjoyed the draft version a little more than the bottled.
Earlier Rating: 1/29/2009 Total Score: 3.9
Draft@ The 2009 Great Alaska Beer and Barleywine fest. Dark brown with a tan head. Nice piney and floral hop aroma with roasty malts. Smooth medium body. Strong floral and pine hop flavors riding a caramel sweet and roasty malt base brew. Great mix of caramel, roast and hop flavors here. Alaskan needs to bottle this !

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12138) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Bomber from Nugget Market in West Sacramento, CA. Pours really dark brown with a foamy 2 finger tan head. Dark malt aroma with some floral hop. Full bodied with creamy/foamy carbonation. Flavor is very dark malt, there’s a moderate heat burn, and there is chocolate and a mix of hops. Pretty busy ale. Finishes like a hopped stout, sort of. GFB!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4187) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Bottle... Poured pitch black with a khaki head. Floral, citrus, piney, resinous hops on the nose. Tasted much like the hop aroma, with a huge malt, roast, and stout-like depth. This seemed to have a lot more roast than other CDAs/BIPAs/TBAs/IBAs i’ve had and also imparted some coffee tones. The hops floored a mild alcohol bitterness which was all balanced by a citrus tanginess and sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2010
22oz Bomber – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Aroma – Nice hops aroma. Dark roasty malt.
Appearance – Dark brown in color, Clear, with a thin head.
Flavor – Roasty dark malt flavor and great hops. Great earth like flavor and smokey.
Palate – Dry finish with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall – Very tasty Dark IPA. Loved this beer.


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