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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4806) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle: Pours black, with a thick, creamy tan head. Caramel, chocolate, cola aroma. Taste is bitter, heavy dark chocolate malt, roasty...licorice, coffee. Sweet, followed by a long, resiny bitter. Really nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4501) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 5, 2015
650 ml bottle purchased at Specs in Austin, TX. Bottle date of : 04 05 15. Deep black pour with massive head retention that coats the snifter. Aroma some bold roasted notes with a light pine.

Body is full with a stout- like density and creamy mouthfeel. Yeah baby, Thatís what Iím talking about right here!

The malts have a deep roasted character with some smooth chocolate notes that ends with a nice lingering pine bitterness that ends with the chocolate flavor coming back around to the taste buds. Very well crafted! I think this scores top in style for my own palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4415) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. The look is dark, beige colored head, cola colored. The smell is malt, roast, coffee, fruit, bread, and raisan. The taste is really roasty, hops, biting, bitter, pine, and good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4376) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Pours a viscous dark black with one finger of creamy tan head. Rich nose with lots of chocolate and coffee notes and heavy malt sweetness over some citrusy notes. Rich and chocolaty with piny notes and some coffee bitterness. Definitely some caramelly notes. Full bodied with a low carbonation and piny bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (4202) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Celebrator 23rd Anniversary party 2011. It pours dark brown with an orange/tan head. The aroma is citrusy, toffee and a bit of cocoa. The flavor is roasted and bitter with some caramel, coffee and roasted malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4202) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
22 oz bottle. Black with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of pine, sourdough bread, herbal tea. Taste is of roasted malts, pine, bitter florals, herbal notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4191) - 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 iíve had and also imparted some coffee tones. The hops floored a mild alcohol bitterness which was all balanced by a citrus tanginess and sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose has a really pleasant mix of roastiness with floral hop notes coming off it. Taste is roasty and bitter, but leans more to the bitter side of things. It remains remarkably light on the palate, though. Me gusta.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4065) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Black pour from draft at uncle mikes. Graham cracker and coffee aroma. Tan head. Sweet and marshmallow yet dry finish. Weird. Don't love it or hate it

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle, thanks baker! Black with a small amounts of tan lace. Nose is resinous hops, lots of sweet, rich chocolate, faint lemon and citrus. Flavor is rather bland-some bitterness, some caramel and cocoa sweetness, light roast. Smells and drinks more like a light dry stout. Black IPA is a very difficult style to do extremely well, at least for my tastes.


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