Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Draft at the brewery or brewpub only.
This is a blend of Ballast Point’s Big Eye IPA and Black Marlin Porter. The Blend ranges from 1/3 Porter, 2/3 IPA to 1/4 Porter, 3/4 IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5407) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2015
Draught @ Ballast Point Little Italy, San Diego, CA

Pours pitch black with a smooth head. Aroma of roasty malts, coffee, cocoa and hops. Taste is smooth, slightly roasty and hoppy with some grass and hints of coffee and licorice. Finish is smooth and slightly roasty with some hops and grass. Okay black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (7371) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Draft. Pours amber brown with a beige head. Mild fruity hops, faint toasted malts, a good dose of bitterness, very light roast (if any), and a nice fruity hoppy finish. This occupies the space somewhere between "Hoppy Amber/Brown" and "Black IPA." Brown IPA, maybe? Kind of. Whatever it is, it’s well balanced and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4917) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Nice black color, some hops but plenty of malt also overall it isn’t that heavy a pretty decent beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 10, 2015
On tap at the source. Pours a dark brown with a thin mocha head. Aroma is a balance between malty caramel and roast. Flavor leans toward the roast. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Keg at the Ballast Point taproom - San Diego. Pours deep brown with a foamy beige head. Good balance, some toasty bread, light mocha, dirt. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with soft roast, more bread, a bit of oily pine, baking cocoa. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2398) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Deep brown in color with a nice off-white head. Dry piney-hop aroma. Nice moderate roast character with strong dry piney hop notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14337) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2015 Keg at BP Little Italy, 12/11/14 . Dark mahogany brown with a decent tan covering. Nose is bitter roast, earthy hops, light charr, pine needles, red berry snappage. Taste comprises earthy hops, bitter tropical fruit infusion, light smoke, hint of cocoa, pine. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a bitter hop wash. Solid CDA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ Ballast Point Little Italy ][ $1.50-2 ][ Stemmed Tulip Flute ][ 11.6.14 ]
>> Deep, clear red pour with good foam. Excellent Black IPA nose, grilled lemon and orange. Tremendously rich with light roast, vanilla, and big hops. Taste is solid Black IPA with low roast, mild soil, but ultimately it is spot on and excellent all around- extremely hop forward, mild roast, great mouthfeel. Really good, I guess this is the secret to good Black IPA :O

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (15334) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
Draught at Ballast Point Old Grove, San Diego. Black beer with a nice beige head. Hoppy roasted aroma, citrus, pine, chocolate, some cocoa. Hoppy roasted flavor, chocolate, grassy, cocoa, citrus, floral, some licorice. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4370) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
On tap at the India St Tasting Room. Deep brown in color with an average cream colored head. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, cocoa, roasted malts, pine, and grapefruit. Taste is of pine, bitter florals, cocoa, light coffee, and citrus. Nice blend...surprised that it’s not pre-blended, but blended from the tap. Guess it makes sense though.

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