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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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From a brewery not so far, far away comes Hop Vader, a full-blown west coast hop experience that walks on the dark side. Hop Vader is a black IPA thatís fully saturated with Pacific Northwest hops for a citrusy strike. A Jedi mind trick using German black malt give this beer a dark hue with subtle roasty notes. A Death Star-sized dry hop charge using Simcoe and Columbus leaves a dank aroma that would challenge even Master Yoda. Is your organoleptic light saber ready?

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sitzds (318) - - JAN 21, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 On tap at at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach poured into a nonic. Beer pours clear dark brown with a two-finger tan head that leaves rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasty malt, dank leafy hops, citrus peel, and light cocoa. Taste is initially sweet and roasty with cocoa and malt, then some citrus juice cuts through. Pine and herbal bitterness on the finish. Medium body, slightly sticky resin texture, medium-low carbonation, roasty, bitter, and mildly astringent finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (3250) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Dark brown-black body with a medium sized light tan head, spotty lacing. Roast, pine, light grapefruit and lemon, earthiness throughout. Medium bodied with moderate to lively carbonation, assertive bitterness, semi-dry throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFanDan17 (1023) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Delicious IPA with dark roasted notes and full hoppiness. Pours a dark brown with a thick head... With legs! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontape (434) - Valley Village, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Solid! On tap. Dark dark brown with mahogany highlights and a thick tan head. Smell is citrus and pine hops backed by roasted malts. Taste has nice bitterness and American hop notes with a dark, chocolate-y background. Full-bodied and smooth with a pretty dry finish. Hops really come through but donít overpower. Extremely well-balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9193) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
Very drinkable black ipa. Very dark brown with lace sheet. 99 IBU not felt through the roast, but still a solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 20.06.2013, tap @ TÝrst:
Small creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich, dark malts, hops, leafs, pine needles, tangerine, newly cut lawn, rubber, burnt caramel. Taste is slightly dry grassy, lots of hops, dark malts, pine needles, leafs, rubber, burnt caramel, newly cut lawn, citrus peel, hints of alcohol. Longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (9989) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Draft at Torst. Pours black with off white head. Nose and taste of chocolate malt, resin, mocha, pine and light hops. Medium body. Smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Nice burnt wood color, smell of wood, light smokiness, with a rich hop character on the back end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2879) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2013
On tap @ Beachwood BBQ. Squid ink pour...one of the blackest black IPAís Iíve encountered. Piney, resinous, citrusy with a mild roast. Still not as bright as others in the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3519) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 Black pour, tan head, nose is coffee, taste is coffee, brown, nutty, dessert, good

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