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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Massive in every way, B-Craft delivers a complex bundle of flavors with citrus-hop aroma. Moving beyond the massive hop aroma, rich roasted malt flavors of coffee and chocolate move forward only to be checked by an impressive hop bitterness. Texture and flavor dance together so seamlessly that you may need to remind yourself that, while it drinks like a session, it delivers like an assassin.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopBurp (74) - Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2011
On tap at Ashleys Ann Arbor. Awesome black IPA--huge nose of citrus hops. Bold hop flavor back nicely by the dark malt. Really enjoyed this

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3718) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2011
tap at Hopcat last summer, 8.5% abv - Dark amber brown pour with a lasting off-white head. It smells of roast malt and citrus hops. The flavor is very bitter but supported well by the dark roasted malt. There’s a long bitter finish for this medium to full bodied brew. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1211) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2011
On tap. Pours a dark brown with a white head. Brown sugar aroma with roastiness. Flavor has light coffee, roastiness, and floral hops, solid hop bitterness. It’s decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2011
this shit is underrated. nice hoppy black glass of shit. it’s legit. try it. you’ll see. you bastard.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2010
On draft at The Green Well. Pours a dark brown color with an off-white head that leaves a little lacing down the glass. Nose is some-what muted, but I can smell some citrusy and resinous hops, maybe a little pine. There’s also some chocolate, roasted malt, caramel malt. Medium bodied, pretty well carbonated, with a decent finish. Definitely hop forward in the flavor with a strong, but not overly assertive bitterness. As it warmed, the caramel malt started to upstage the hops. A little bit of roast in the finish. Being a double, it’s a little out of the style of a black IPA, esp. regarding the sweetness and body. It was enjoyable, though. A good effort by Arcardia to work with this emerging style.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Draft at Hopcat back during RBSG 10. Pours brown black with tan head. Nose is spicy hops, some citrus and a hint of roast. The hops aren’t loud enough to make this work. Caramel and bitterness in the taste. Severely lacking in finesse.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2010
pours dark brown small head. nose is red fruity. flavor red fruits, caramel, loads of crystal malts, thought this was more of a dark double red than blk ipa

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
klingea1 (28) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2010
On tap at HopCat. Pours a thin black with off white head, sticky lacing down the sides of the glass. Citrus and pine aromas on top of dark malt. A nice IIPA held together by toasty malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1822) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Tap @ HopCat for RBSG’10 - Piney hops, smooth nitro tasting. Roasty chocolate with nice dry hopping. Piney with some citrus. Good lacing, molasses. fresh tasting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2639) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2010
On tap at Hopcat, pours a very dark amber color with a forthy white/tannish head that had lacing covering the entire glass, has a very hoppy aroma mixed in with some sweet malt, really digged the aroma, flavor is full of bitter hops but still has a great malt balance.


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