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Black Diamond 20th Anniversary 2014 Reserve IPA

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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A smooth drinking double IPA brewed and dry-hopped beer with a unique blend of hops. Balancing the most pungent hops from the 2013 harvest with high quality English Crystal Malts, Black Diamond brewed a citrusy, aromatic IPA perfect for the spring season.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1993) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Bomber from blackwells. .shared with norris michelle lamont hakes and megan... Hoppy almost chocolate ish taste..fruit...awesome...diffrent

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Cloudy bright orange pour with sticky white head. 22oz bottle at home. Ripe peach and apricot aroma. Bitter and hoppy. Fruity. Yum!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (5101) - Utah, USA - AUG 26, 2014
22oz bottle picked up at the brewery
Pours clear golden with a medium sized white head, lots of lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, earthy and pine. Flavors are pine resin, fruity, caramel and bitter
A nice DIPA

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Hazy, tan, has a dash of earthy, somewhat stale hops, the taste is kind of like that, with a dash of sweet malt and maybe slight fruity sweet fruit character.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle:   Nice looking head and lacing.   Wow, a rather smooth citrusy example, moderately hopped, balanced sweetness.   Could actually bit a bit more hoppy, but its clean and has a fairly good balance.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   A little pink grapefruit in there too.   The grapefruit comes out more as it warms.   Touch of tea leaves as well.   Not real bright or heavy on the bitterness, but a pretty clean example.   I wasn’t expecting it to be this good.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle from Bottleworks, Seattle
Hazy light amber color. Mild aroma, some toffee and caramel malts, some resiny and citrusy hops, straws. Lean body with moderate sweetness; caramel flavor, correct bitterness, a bit resiny.
Probably old.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7091) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2014
22oz bomber pours with a clear copper body that has a slight haze and supports a light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up a good load of tropical fruit, cantaloupe and some malt sweetened spicy onion like hoppiness. The taste starts with a good dose of mango and cantaloupe and then it runs swiftly toward some sweet malts and spicy onion like hops. It gets a bit resiny here and there to remind you it isn’t all hop flavor going on here. Solid hoppy brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5025) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Amber in color clear with a thin white head. Big IPA flavor and finish this was a very good Double IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1341) - Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Poured a nice golden amber with a large frothy off-white head. Lighter medium body. Smooth and drinkable. Mild bitterness. Fairly sweet. Caramel, Floral, and some fruitiness that seems sort of tropically stand out most to me. A little tang. No alcohol in sight. Not too hefty. A bit sweet but tasty. Went nice with my grilled drumstick.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
22 oz. bottle, pours a clear golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out resinous and piney hops, and just enough caramel malt. Flavour brings out resinous hops, followed by floral notes, and a little candied caramel. Just enough malt to balance without contributing to residual sugars. Great IIPA.


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