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RATINGS: 364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This is a BIG beer. We basically took the Hoppy Feet recipe and multiplied everything by 1.5. This created a wonderfully unique beer that has a deeper malt balance, bolder hop profile, and an extremely fresh aroma. When comparing to regular Hoppy Feet you will notice much sweeter malt notes mixed in with a more pronounced chocolate and dark fruit flavor. The malt flavors are balanced off with strong pine and citrus notes from the addition of A LOT of hops. This beer was actually dry-hopped not once but TWICE with each of the hop varieties (Columbus, Cascade, and Amarillo).


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sleuthdogg (31) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Poured into tulip glass... Appearance: Pours out a dark color that I can only describe as black. It has a tight 2 finger khaki, chocolate milk colored head that sticks around for a surprisingly long time. Moderate lacing on this one. A nice looking black IPA. Smell: Whew this is an interesting smelling beer. I was expecting much more hops on the nose but instead I get tons of dark malts. I’m picking up toasted characteristics with nutty and biscuit, too. Some mild faint coffee in there also. Then and only then do I get some piney hops on the back end. This smell reminds me much more of a roasty stout than an IPA. Taste: Oh my, a nice initial taste on this with the roasted coffee, chocolate, and sweetness. This is followed up by a great hop profile of pine hops and bitterness that prickles the taste buds and sticks around for a long time after the swallow. The alcohol at 11% is so well hidden behind all this goodness that it is almost non existent. Mouthfeel: I think the feel on this beer is spot on for the style. It is medium with moderate carbonation and a creamy feel in the mouth. Overall: This to me is the best of both worlds in that it is combining a stout and an IPA. I love the melding of flavors in the two styles and the end result is very enjoyable. A sipping beer for me but dangerously so because of the alcohol being so well disguised. I like this beer! Serving type: bottle


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
"A little age in this bomber, but not too bad. Good, balanced aroma and flavor varying between orange peel and pine, and molasses, chocolate and coffee. Solid slick feeling body. I’d love to try fresh, but total wine won’t let me."

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElCapitan22 (71) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Pours a dark brown/black color and has a thick head. Tastes bitter and slightly of chocolate and burnt coffee but in no way is it overpowering. A very good bipa, and I would happily drink this again. A must try.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle:   Smooth, low hop and roast, hides 10% well.   Citrus peel and pith, thankfully no pasture.   Sweeter than most.   Nice example.   Bottle date is June 2013, but it still has legs.   Hops maybe softer than fresh, but it works.   Good body.   Thanks Kevin!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chucklemation (489) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Has an aroma of pine and citrus hops. Flavor is sweet caramel, pine, and citrus, with quite a bit of bitterness. Very unique and very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6140) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2014
22. Thanks, A! Old bottle, but showing very well. Pours a thick and creamy dark ebony with a towering off white head. Big rich roasty sweet malty nose with nice fruity orange counterpoints. Dense creamy mid palate with lively carb. Roasty sweet chocolatey mid palate with bright oily orangey overtones. Long sweet roasty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dojken (213) - - JUL 11, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 Flaska. Frisk doft med en god balanserad smak. Fin black ipa. God beska. Bra köp!! Fin avslutning.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3373) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle at tasting. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, licorice and floral hops. Flavor is spicy bitter, roasted and with coffee. Very nice balance.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1016) - Nevada, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Deep black with red highlights. Caramel and hop aromas meld into a sweet burnt mouthful that finishes dry.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UkrainPubCrawler (105) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Absolutely delicious double black IPA! Full of flavor and lots of hops! The chocolate and dark fruit flavor take this beer far beyond just a black IPA. Probably the best value you can get for a $10 beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (557) - Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep reddish with off-white head. Nose is some chocolate and fruit. Alcohol comes through in the taste. Does not hide the 10%.


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