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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An American-style Black Ale with the addition of rye in the grist for added spiciness and dryness. Assertive hop bitterness, citrus/floral hop flavor and aroma, medium-high alcohol content and medium body one would expect with a Rye IPA, but distinguished by its black color from debittered black malts and a unique mashing process that reduces the amount of burnt or roasted bitterness, astringency, flavor and aroma from that would otherwise be expected in an American Stout.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElCapitan22 (64) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Pours a dark color with a slightly red hue. Decent head retention and nice lacing. Tastes slightly sweet with a slightly bitter finish. Like it a lot and it ranks up there with the better rye beers I’ve had.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Pour on tap at one eyed bettys, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, roast, coffee, some slight spice notes, touch of dark fruits. Taste is a mix of sweet fruit, touch of odd trashy and very astringent coffee notes into some roast, dark fruit, finishing oddly sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nero55 (714) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Draft.Brown with medium tan head and nice lacing. Aroma of rye spiciness,roasted malts, and a hint of citrus. Medium body with spice (rye), roasted malt, coffee,and some burnt astringency with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (2930) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
On tap in Cleveland (OH)
A guest tap that was perhaps a little on the expensive side for what it is this still was enjoyable enough that a half pour was easy to finish. A prototypical black IPA is everything you would expect and nothing more.

Aroma / Appearance - A rick black base is oily and streaky. Dirty brown head adds a rustic tint. Chocolate, rye, and coffee are a combination of dessert and dinner rolled into one. Hops dominate but there is an underlying malt bill.

Flavor / Palate - Malt, coffee, and rye appear as expected from the pleasant bouquet. Toasted undertones sweep away room for the latent bitterness. Low key resin lingers in the throat giving this a long lasting finish. It might not be my favorite beer but you could do far worse.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6668) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
On tap @ the brewpub in Champaign. Dark brown with golden highlights. Papaya hop character, dark roast foundation, moderately bitter finish. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3094) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 8, 2014
Tap. Pours dark ruby black, small creamy tan head, great lacing. Aroma is a nice blend of citrus, roasted malts, a bit ashy perhaps. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, tangy. Medium body, nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2014
On tap at Pig & Pickle. Black pour with an amber tint around the edges and a creamy beige head. Mild char and cocoa in the aroma. Pleasant roast element on the mid palate followed by grapefruit pith. Closer to a porter than an IPA, but stradles the fence respectably.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DalzAle (1976) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Tap. Dark black pour, minimal head and a roasted dark malt/rye aroma. Flavor is peaty rye, agressively hoppy and more dry peppery rye on the finish. Really enjoyed this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10570) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Draft. Poured black color with an average frothy tan head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted malt & earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2624) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Black pour from draft at whole foods in Lincoln park. Black with a ton of fluffy creamy head. Very nutty and hoppy taste. Malty rye and chocolate backbone. Pretty good but I've had better black IPAs.


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