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RATINGS: 128   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
highibus (706) - Vail, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Deep balck with cocoa colored head. Nice aroma but dominated by alcohol. Would like some more hop aroma. Flabor though is great. Hoppy with good body. Nice finish too. Nice balck ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2011
22 oz. from Chuckís. Beige head and predictably dark. Definitely tastes like the lovechild between an IPA and a robust stout. This is the first "black IPA" Iíve had that actually tastes like this. Is this what the style is supposed to be? If so there are a lot of terribly mislabeled beers out there. An interesting beer and one to be savored.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (669) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Its Black. The hops beat the malt out in the nose, piney. Very roasty and hoppy with an burn coffee taste. Finish with a black malt bitterness. Alcohol is noticeable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Pours black into glass with a tan head. Aroma is a bit of roasted barley with a nice citrusy hop profile. Flavor is a bit basic. The bitterness doesnít hit quite like an IPA should and the black backbone of this beer doesnít quite deliver. Good beer, but not ready to be a full time release.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scoth (474) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Pours dark and inky, no light makes it through the glass, medium tan head, fine lasting lacing. Aromas of chocolate, grass, coffee, and vanilla. Medium body, dry, smooth and velvety. Some initial sweetness, but also a light coffee dry bitterness, then a bit more sweet midpalate, finishes with a strong bitterness and a woody note.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
leeburg (227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 27, 2010
22 oz. bottle. Appearance of root beer but less carbonated. Aromas are pretty light, of rye, floral hops, grains, hints of citrus and definitely some sugary coffee. Flavors are an interesting intersection between a roasted barley and floral hops, slightly sweet at first with a quick descent into thick bitter grapefruit peel and overly roasted but sweetened coffee with a sticky, sappy, long-lasting hop finish. Full-bodied, full-flavored. Add another to the list of exceptional ales coming out of the brewery down the road lately.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nalu (216) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anderson01 (201) - Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Black in color with a bubbly caramel head. To me the malt overpowers the hops in the aroma. Vanilla and raisin come out in the end of the aroma. Bitter-sweet with a hint of salt in the taste. Medium-bodied beer with a thick texture. Starts out with a lively carbonation and ends with a long, bitter finish. A very enjoyable beer to have when relaxing after work.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Pailhead. Pours back with creamy tan head. Nice roasty chocolate aroma with no hop aroma. Very roasty, chocolate , coffee flavor. A little on the bitter side, but wouldnít have guessed it was an IPA if I hadnít seen the bottle. Enjoyed this a lot

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guyute_Pig (100) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Bottle. Dark reddish brown to black with a nice tan head. Lot of pine on the nose with citrus hops, caramel, and a hint of coffee. Taste of coffee, chocolate malt and some hop bitterness in the end. Would have liked a little more hops, but felt this was a very good beer.


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