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Fate (AZ) Black IPA
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caytinator (899) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Pint on tap. Fancy beer! Nice looking black beer with a small tan head and good lacing. Pleasant aroma, some toast & roasts, but mostly clean. The blackness is there but held in check by copious malts. Nice work.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DesertDevil (487) - Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2013
On tap at the brewery in a snifter. Heavy roasted malt nose with licorice and a touch of phenols. Pours a clear black with an off-white head. Like the aroma, the taste features lots of roast with a prominent coffee tone and just the right amount of hop bitterness on the back end. Medium body (but on the lighter side); very drinkable for a black IPA. The thing I enjoy the most is the lack of an extremely dry, astringent finish that plagues so many black IPAs. Another top-notch brew by Fate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8267) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Growler thanks to dcschiller. Thick rocky tan foam atop clear deep red to black. Nose is excellent pellet hops, savory, pithy durian, roast. Taste is dry, hoppy, dusty, nutty, dusty cocoa. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
barn0216 (395) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Dark brown with a slight reddish hue, nice creamy foam. Piney aroma, same flavor. Not getting much of the "black". Good as an ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3011) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2013 Growler, thanks daknole! Pours deep ruby black with a fast dissipating tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, just a touch of roast. Flavor is the same, very light sweetness, medium bitter. Much more an IPA than a black IPA (color notwithstanding), but nice nonetheless. Fairly light body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2013
A dark brown ipa with a thin mocha head. In aroma, smooth chocolate with nice floral hops, pungent, light catty notes, nice. In mouth, a nice chocolate malt, piney hops, citrus pulp, very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Dark ponderosa bark pour with a small eggshell/latte pour. Nice roasted coffee, caramel, grapefruit pith and lemon zest, cocoa, and evergreen. Not as bright, citrusy, or green as Id like in the style. Wanted this to light me up but only got a little rise out of me. Not as exciting or assertive as I had hoped for.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2013 Had this the day it was released from tap. Aroma smelled like an IPA should smell and appeared black with a tan head and hops present in the bottom of the glass. Taste was slight roastedness up front with a medium bitterness finish. Not quite as balanced as some BIPAs that I have had, but still good none the less. Had this a second time. Much more balanced this go around. This is a great bIPA. Rescored this to show current rating.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2013
On draught at Fate. Pours near black with a trim khaki head. Aroma has citrus pine resin and light cocoa. Taste is semi sweet malts and bitter. Medium bodied. Im not a big black IPA fan, but this one is pretty good.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Metallion66 (104) - - MAR 30, 2013
I really like what Fate is brewing. This is a beautiful black ipa. Fresh, piney aroma coats this beer. Taste is a malty backbone, followed by a slight bitterness and tropical hop flavors.


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