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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (494) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Pours a dark, murky black with small head and small to medium lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, a hint of caramel and maybe a touch of coffee. Herbal citrus. Moderately bitter throughout. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Long, bitter finish predominated by darkly roasted malt. Pretty good.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
TThumper89 (26) - Otsego, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2016
On tap at Arcadia 02/03/16 - 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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (948) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, out of Dumpster Day box #1. Aroma is roasted malt, pine, bready. Appearance is dark brown, light tan head. Taste is lots of malt, roast, smoke, very light hop presence. Mouthfeel is medium body and light carbonation. Overall, I’d say this is a slightly hoppy porter rather than a Black IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
svandyke (164) - USA - DEC 5, 2015
12oz bottle- Pours dark, but still see-through. Not much hop smell, but that sweet cereal is there. A really good combination of tastes- a fair amount of sweetness with a pleasant bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1600) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2015
A nice black IPA overall. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Smells of smoked ham, vanilla and some hops. Taste is similar, well balanced, a bit of smokiness and some hops and herbs. Had in the bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (1173) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Pours a jet black with a thick, long-lasting white foam head. Aroma is citrus, pine, and grapefruit hops, and chocolate and caramel malts. Flavor is citrus and pine hops, and chocolate and resin. The malts mute the bitterness somewhat. Very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (8991) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 24, 2015
not seeing the % here. a standard across the board black ipa. The balance comes off a little muddled. dark roast and bitterness, yes. The hops are outshined. Nothing unpleasant at all, but not very interesting either.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Frank (3811) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2015
This comes off as more of a hoppy porter than a black IPA not that there is a huge difference between these two styles. It’s a lovely beer with a dark brown color and rich, long lasting head and lace in rings but, sadly, that is the only thing exceptionally good about it. I am getting chocolate and roast coffee up front in the nose w/ some floral and citrus hop tones around the edges. The taste is harshly bitter and ashy which goes a long way to cover up what is actually a really nice, creamy texture to it. There is really something rather off and metallic about this while it does have some very good qualities, it is also kind of unpleasant to actually drink. This makes for a below average beer in my opinion.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (8593) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 11, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2015 Bottle from Locke’s Party Shoppe. Pours black with a modest beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a hearty treacle and citrus flavor with a bitter finish. An excellent example of black IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Evolutionary (443) - Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle from Oxford beer store. Pours black. Little head and thick body. Lots of hop and malt to balance it. Alcohol shines thru. Would do again but already had another before.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christpuncher (2552) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2015
This one is super malty beer. Smells malty and has a very carbonated finish. Not the best beer I have had. Pours reddish brown in color with a cream head. Had at Arcadia. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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