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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2215) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2011
On tap at Ashley’s Ann Arbor. Pours really dark brown to almost black with really light tan head. Aromas of bright citrus and piney hops, with some roast but a really nice hop presence. Flavor up front Is nice amount of roasty malts, with little bit chocolate, tons if piney and bitter hops, and there is some heat from the abc as well. Nice big black IPA. Really nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8502) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
2011-11-12. Very dark brown, soft creamy beige head and lace. First sip is really strange. Soft sweet malt, fruity character, bit of sugar. Fruit that I can’t put my finger on. Caramel/brown sugar notes, hint of something that is not cherry but that’s the word I come up with. Mild aroma, fruit, mild dusty malt, ephemeral whispers of cocoa. I like it but it is not what I expected from a black IPA at all, and not particularly bitter. On tap at Ashley’s, Ann Arbor

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
paintedmaple (543) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2011
On tap at the French Laundry. Oh man, this is good. A fresh grassy, roasty flavor that was well balanced with a wonderful aroma.

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 (3727) - 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 (1258) - 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 (3898) - 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


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