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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2012 Bottle... Pours black with a small, creamy, khaki head. Fantastic retention. The aroma is chocolate and black malts intermingled with leathery, acrid hops. Full-bodied and creamy with modest carbonation. The flavor presents dark chocolate and molasses as the opening act for acrid, citric, earthy hop bitterness. Lengthy, bitter, charcoal finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2012
Bottle shared with juiceisloose.Pours black witha great creamy tanned head leaving lacing. Aroma is hoppy, roasted, soy, piny, citric, slightly sweet and grassy.Flavor similar to aroma, great bitterness. Finishes roasted bitterwith a fruitytouch.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Really enjoy this IPA. Pours deep and dark, with a little bit of a red hue to it. Head is thick but dissipates down. Has a nice creamy texture for an IPA. Really nicely done!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3198) - Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Mouth-watering aroma is hoppy like a good IPA yet smoky like a good stout or porter. It pours an opaque dark-chocolate brown with a thick and rather persistent tan head that leaves some good lacing. Scrumptious flavor has strong hoppy, fruity and mocha notes with a burnt undertone and firm but not fierce hoppy bitterness and a noticeable alcohol bite. Firm-bodied texture is smooth yet lively, leaving a hoppy, edgy, bitter, and subtly fruit-sweet finish. I look forward to sampling more black IPAs. (Wait a minute - if you think about it, "Black IPA" is an oxymoron. How can something be black and pale at the same time?)

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
milewide (1461) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Super blend of intense hops, and herbal bitterness, with roasted malt mellowness. Ten percent ABV is too high for my regular rotation, however I vote for a lower alcohol version of this in 6-packs year around!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1475) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2012
bottle from holiday market. pours black with gorgeous tan head. aroma of hops and roasted malt. the hops pair well with the coffee flavor from the malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
natejgood (390) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Pours a darkish brown with a decent sized beige head that is frothy and stick around. Aroma of floral hops - pretty intense smell so not much else pushing through. Flavor is bitter hops (fairly bright) mixed with sweet malt and a bit of molasses. Very drinkable. Less different than a standard imperial IPA than some black IPAs, but that’s not a bad thing. Good entry in the exploding list of black IPA choices.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6059) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2011
22. Pours a full-on ebony, nearly opaque. Big dense creamy head. Nice rich nose, good combination of sweeter malty chocolate notes along with plenty of pine and grapefruit hop aromatics. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Interesting combination of sweet chocolate malt with all the pine and grapefruit on the mid-palate. Appealing and drinkable but still very powerful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
[Bottle] Dark mahogany hue, impressive head formation. Big piney hop and vanilla chocolate malt aroma. Impressive hop citrus from start to finish, roasted chocolate, nutty middle grows as it warms, strong citrus in the aftertaste. Definitely to my taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thetmaxx (732) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Poured into a shaker glass. Aroma is of Carmel malt, chocolate, and roast malt. Also some dark fruits. Flavor is similar. Palate is medium carbonation, slightly oily and full bodied. Overall, not my favorite black ipa, but its good.


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