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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 89   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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The first new brew from brewmaster Derrick. This indian black ale (or black ipa) is a pacific northwest hop bomb. This IPA is Opaque black with a dark cream tan head in appearence. The smell of which has a wonderful spicy distinctive aroma from the 5lbs of Amarillo, with a hint of spruce pine. The aroma finishes with the characteristic dark malts in Indian black ales. When you taste this beer, the dark malts are immediately noticeable but just for a brief moment. Waves of floral spice, and grapefruit wash over you with hints of pine lying just underneath a touch of roasted toffee. The bitterness is well complemented by the pungent and citrusy hoppy profile. Mouth feel – Medium bodied with a medium to low carbonation level.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Deep brown/black pour with creamy tan head and lace. Aroma of resiny hops and roastiness. Hinto chocolate and toasty. A hard bitter finish. Smooth easy carbonation. Nice offering.


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (1401) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bitter not good mouthfeel average beer does not Stan out. Dark no head. Nothing special in this. Brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1916) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2013
On tap at Brewery. Black pour with a quickly diminishing head. Aroma includes the obvious presence of substantial amounts of hops. Floral and citrus notes mix well with the roasty toffee flavors of the malt. A nicely constructed black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2364) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2013
16 oz draft pours black with an off white head. Aroma of malt, citrus and pine. Taste is citrus and roasted malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Enjoyed this but would have a hard time having more than just one. The hops are pleasant and to the point. Good citrus and grapefruit with a bit of piney resin. My issue is the roasty malt profile is a bit overdone and is hard to get past. There’s tons of flavor here, but it is just a bit clunky. Can’t wait to see where it goes though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
musinj6 (415) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Pours a translucent black with medium head and small lacing. Very prominent roasted malt. Almost burned, but not quite. Caramel, hint of espresso. Subtle sweetness up front, but turns strongly bitter with citrus and pine very quickly. Medium body, small carbonation. Very long bitter finish. I like what they’re trying to do with this beer, but I think the roasted flavor is a bit too forward. I do like it., though

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8683) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a dark brownish-black color with a medium light tan head that recedes steadily to a film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, hops and fruit. Medium body with flavors of toasty malt, citrus and piney hops. The finish is hoppy up front with a lingering malt aftertaste. Above average overall.


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