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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Draft at the brewery or brewpub only.
This is a blend of Ballast Pointís Big Eye IPA and Black Marlin Porter. The Blend ranges from 1/3 Porter, 2/3 IPA to 1/4 Porter, 3/4 IPA.


Fritz123's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1285) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Draft at the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton, FL. Tulip. Pours a black carbonated liquid with an off-white two finger head. Glass had some decent lacing. Powerful stout aroma with roasted malts, nuts, but with a pine hops wafting throughout. Taste was...well and stout mixed with an IPA. Roasted malts, pine, resin, nuts, basement flavors, and toast. Well carbonated. Medium body. Rather dry on the palette. Nice stout flavor finish.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4831) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Nice black color, some hops but plenty of malt also overall it isnít that heavy a pretty decent beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2685) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13853) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2360) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12596) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9273) - San Diego County, 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (13193) - GŲteborg, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4185) - 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 itís not pre-blended, but blended from the tap. Guess it makes sense though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (816) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Pours a dark amber with tan head. Has a sweet aroma of tropical fruit, chocolate, and pine. Taste is sweet but a little watered down with fruits, light hops, and some malts. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (1650) - RÝros, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2013
Black with a brown head - Nice hoppy aroma - Good malt to support a very good hop flavour and bitterness - Nice hoppy finish - This was good


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