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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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This big beer has a beautiful malt character to accompany the intense hop profile. Plus a hint of roast character.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wmubronco1992 (640) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Draft at Hopcat. Pours an opaque black. Medium off white creamy head with good retention. Excellent lacing. Solid hoppy aroma. Flavor of grass and pine. Good mouthfeel. This is my first black IPA and it left a good impression. Overall very solid beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Sampled at MBGSF. Pours a brown black with a beige head. Citrus pine toasted and chocolate malts. Piney citrus flavors grapefruit with the toasted and chocolate roast malts. Solid 8/4/8/4/16

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11075) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Draft sample at MBGSF 10. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted malt, sour citrus and rye aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2507) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2010
On tap at HopCat. So I totally missed the memo that this would be dark, and was pretty surprised by the leathery brown glass put in front of me. Aromas are good enough... pine and citrus with that kind of nondescript dark malt. That dark malt could come through a little stronger in the flavor, too, but this holds together fairly nicely. Good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (6989) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Poured dark brown with an off-white head that laced nicely and dissipated to the edges. Aroma had a nice pine hop profile and a bit of sweet grains. Flavor was sweet with grains with the pine hops backing that up.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djredpop (101) - Downriver, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2010
On tap at MichBrewersGuild Summer Fest 2010. Dark Red-Brown, cloudy. Moderate tan head. Big citrusy hops aroma. Bitter and smoky / coffee taste. Mild touch of alcohol. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2010
On tap at Dusty’s Tap Room, Okemos. Deep red-brown, mostly opaque body, medium creamy beige head. Bitter, rindy, citrusy hops nose with some pine. Complex, floral body with spicy, soapy, citrusy hops. Long bitter, roasty finish. Toasty, chocolaty malts provide some balance. Quite good.


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