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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4284) - 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 (4244) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4185) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4082) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (4035) - Everett, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4004) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3799) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle: Poured a pitch black with a light brown creamy head. The aroma is nice hops with roasted malts. Taste is an edgy hops bitter, little spice, and roasted maltiness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3740) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3641) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Dark beer with only hints of mahogany around the edges. Foamy beige head that left lots of sticky lace. Puffed wheat and roasted grain nose. Rich roasted grains chocolate, puffed wheat, popped corn, and hop resin. Really fluffy mouthfeel.
Earlier Rating: 2/1/2009 Total Score: 3.7
Sampled at the í09 Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival. Very dark brown beer with a creamy brown head. Big grassy nose with some roasted grains and burnt toast. Lots of hops in here with candied grapefruit rinds, apricot and resin. Hot hop burn on the tongue. Balanced by roast grains and some bitter coffee, with a long burnt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3582) - 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


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