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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Know Your Brewer- Join us as we release Imperial Black IPA, the first of our Incredible Hop Series and kick off the Know Your Brewer series. Know Your Brewer will take place at each Incredible Hop release. It’s your opportunity to meet the masterminds behind these brews and ask all those questions you’ve been dying to ask- or maybe you just want an autograph and a picture.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2458) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Bomber from Cardinal in Niles. Pours cola black - opaque - with a bit of a foamy tan head. A little lacing. Aroma has chocolate liquour, ashes and some grapes. Taste is of burnt over-roasted malts, a nuttiness, chocolate, sweet caramel and a lot of resin. Quite bitter from the burnt malts and nuts, but with sweetness back. Some alcohol presence. Finishes strongly bitter with some length. Generally not as hoppy as the black ipa blends I have enjoyed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2729) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Bomber. Dark brown pour with a pretty big sudsy head and hugely hoppy aromas with a little chocolate malt hiding in the background. It’s a resin and citrus hops presence in the nose, but the flavor itself is much more chocolate, with the hops in the background a bit. Kind of a flip-floppy beer that moves back and forth. It’s more like a very hoppy chocolate stout than a black IPA, at least in my opinion. It’s good... But not immortal.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewticular (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
Pretty good black ipa with a stronger malt than I’ve had in previous black ipa’s. The alcohol bite at the end was a little much for what I was looking for.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Pours dark brown/black with an ample head and thick lacing left behind. The aroma is a blast of hops and dark fruity esters. The taste is fantastically hoppy with just the right amount of toasted grain. This beer is brilliant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6727) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Black body with dark tan head. Dark chocolate, spicy and pine hop aromas. medium body. Dank floral, spicy, pine hoppy bitter flavors with a semi sweet chocolate malt base brew--very good

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1980) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Well, it lives up to its name. Pours a dark deep black color with a nice coffee colored head. Nose is all hops and citrus. Taste is mad bitter with some citrus and subtle notes of chocolate. Finish is long, and hoppy. Nice IPA for hopheads. Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1889) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Pours black with an off white head and aroma of biting grapefruit and pine. Taste is very hoppy, of grapefruit, pine, roasted malt, and alcohol with a long, massive bitter finish. Lot of hop flavor in this black IPA, very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (5563) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Black pour. Sticky tan head. Hoppy and Sort of oily. Chocolate and nutty flavor. Good stuff

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11605) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Bomber shared by Butters at the 18th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium sized frothy brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate and raisin. The taste is chocolate, raisin, bitter pine and resin hops, candied fruits. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. More like a hoppy Brown than a Black IPA, but still really good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (5585) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Weak cola smell. Cola brown, medium yellow head. Tangy char on the front end. Bitter on the back, perhaps pine.


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