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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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tokyogoat's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Pours a dark espresso brown / black color. Nose is sharp with piney west coast hops. Taste is good, hop flavor is there, I really like how mellow the roasted characters are, but the excess body killed it for me. It had a really heavy mouthfeel like there was a large % of carafoam used, which made it fairly difficult to drink a lot of. I have a feeling future batches are going to keep getting better as this beer gets dialed in. Aside from the body of it, this is spot on what i like in a black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
[ Keg ][ Toronado SD ][ 8oz ][ $4 ][ Half Pint ][ 4/18/14 ]
>> Black pour with thicker coffee head, amazing sheets of lacing. Nose is big coffee, tamarind, dried fruit, smokey. Taste is rich, mild coffee, nicely bitter, long bitter cocoa bar power, mild savory smoke and grilled steak. Rich and encompassing hop bomb mouthfeel. Really good, not a straightforward grilled pineapple style Black IPA. A monster beer. Loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (14381) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Draught at Toronado, San Diego. Black beer with a small brownish head. Malty roasted aroma, caramel, licorice, floral notes, metal, grassy, hay, herbal, licorice, chocolate notes. Hoppy roasted chocolate flavor, cocoa, citrus, grass, licorice notes, hay, grapefruit, some caramel. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDalkoholic (2237) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
On tap@ Toronado SD: Poured a dark black liquid with a tiny formation of head on top. Aroma is full of hops that suggest a ton of green hop pellet that give off a smell of citrus. With a dominant presence of grapefruit and tart tangerine. The flavor is different than I remember it from previous tastings because of the strong taste of cascade or centennial hops that give off a taste of grapefruit, lime leaf, and a funky sweet taste of onion. This is an okay black IPA but it doesn’t win me over as some of the other BIPA available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2013
On draught at Alpine. Pour dark brown/near black with a khaki head. Aroma is bright and juicy citrus, cocoa, and roast and some anise. Taste is sweet with some mild bitterness. Medium bodied and a bit sticky. Good for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (2844) - SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2013
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of german sausage, chocolate malt, smoke, light peat. Taste is roasty bitter with light initial chocolate sweetness. Lingering coffee finish. Body is light to medium and somewhat creamy with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (1930) - SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2013
Pours black with low off white head Aromas of dark malts, peated malts, chocolate Quite nice taste of coffee, chocolate, hints of molasses, brown sugar ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3068) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Growler shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike! The beer is dark brown and appears nearly transparent, in spite of the dark color. The head is about 1/2" thick, and leaves some decent lacing behind. The aroma is primarily of citric hops, with mild roast. The flavor follows suit, and marries the roast with hops nicely. Flavorful and well balanced. A good brew, but nowhere near the quality of their regular IPA lineup. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 05-27-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1359) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Pours a dark black with a small tan head. aroma of pine, citrus, roasted malts and some coco. Taste is of pine, citrus, roasted malts, coco, and some caramel. Has a medium full body with a oily mouthfeel and a dry, bitter finnish. overall, a pretty nice black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11587) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2012
preCBC tour on tap @the brewery-pours dark brown with a retaining light brown head. Aroma is roasty medium malt, pine. Taste is roasty medium malt, pine hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5116) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Black in color, clear with a thin head. Nice dark malt and hops aroma. Good floral hops flavor lingers with the roasty dark malts. Very tasty CDA made in San Diego

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