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Alchemist El Jefe
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Our holiday I.P.A. Black, bold and bitter as hell.

Previously 6.5%.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2248) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Really nice. One of the top black IPAs Ive had. Not quite in the S+S2 level but still great. Piney and resiney are the main componants with a light toasty and nutty maltiness to help balance the bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamJackson (2386) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at prohibition pig. Very clean looking beer. hearty head, pitch black. nose was pine cones, walnuts and very dry roasted notes. Taste was a pine cone / resin bomb. It was good but not one I’d revisit.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ernesto987 (3611) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 16, 2014
on draft at propig, yea this is awesome. Like James from hill farmstead. Gigantic ashy roasty hoppy monster. Why couldnt you just can this one!?!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3034) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Some roasted notes with lighter hop background. Roasted flavor with some grass and spice hop flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3144) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Mirror black pour with medium khaki head, good lacing all around. Aromas are bakers chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee. Flavor is like a hoppy porter but has the body of an IPA. Not juicy but still a really nice black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (423) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Roasted malt aroma with some nice fresh floral hop aroma as well. Nice full flavor. Roasted malt dominates but some nice heady like hops coming through. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (1716) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
On tap at The Reservoir (Waterbury) Pours black with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, good bitterness, resin. Palate: Full bodied. Well balanced. Overall: Pretty good. Somewhat surprisingly drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4154) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
on tap at pro-pig, waterbury. very dark brown, almost black, with a very nice beige head, good retention and lacing. chocolate and roastiness-plenty, danky tropical and piney hops, some ashes and maple. moderate carbonation, medium body - stout-ish, slightly harsh roasty-piney finish. heavy and tasty black ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2663) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
On tap @ The Reservoir (Waterbury). Dark brown with a small beige head and good lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, pine, grapefruits and chocolate notes. Taste is slightly sweet with pine, roasted, grapefruit, chocolate, light alcohol warming and medium bitter finish. Medium body. Good carbonation. Dry finish. A tad sticky. Good Black IPA though it’s a tad too heavy for my liking. Decent drinkability. Not too stout-ish.

4.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Berard (273) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Draft. Pours black with thin creme head that dissipates. Little carbonation with mild hop/malt aroma. Super complex black ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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