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Brewed by Garrison Brewing Company
Style: Black IPA
Halifax, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Holy hybrid, this legendary hop-forward style goes dark & deep with the addition of a big, roasted malt base. Dry-hopped & Unfiltered, don’t overthink this beast, just enjoy.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (3491) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, - FEB 5, 2012
Black pour, rocky beige head. Pine hops, light roast. Flavor is more of the same. The pine, resinous hops seem to over power, and the roastiness is weak, and gets pushed aside. Seems like its more of a hoppy american porter. Its lacking the roast i come to expect in this style. Netherworld from flying monkeys is still my go to example of the style.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (1008) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Aroma of hops, pours a black color with a short lasting well laced tan head. Dry chalky feel with a taste of hops mildly bitter with a chlaky finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Belgrave (30) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Super dark brown colour with an off white head. Roasted malty aroma. Long bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
DomD (162) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
Poured from bottle. Aroma of coffee with some pine. Pours a cloudy dark brown with off-white head. Taste is heavy bitter. Has a medium body, sticky texture, and bitter finish. Not a bad brew, I’m just not sure if I’m a fan of the black IPA.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MunBro (789) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
I know this is an ’unfiltered’ beer but I could chew on the yeast/sediment chunks which was pretty gross. Otherwise it had an awesome black pour, tons of pine and grapefruit notes and a great balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4742) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
650ml bottle pours almost black in color with a 2 finger tan head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is pine and grapefruit with some roasted grains and tropical fruits. Taste is a pine and grapefruit hop and roasted grain bitterness with a chocolate malt and tropical fruity sweetness. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a solid black IPA that should be tasted.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (760) - CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
Pours clear amber-brown with a three fingers of loose light beige head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is pine and tropical fruit, dark roasty malts, mild chocolate and coffee, some flowery and herbal hops. (6/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering and building bitter finish. (4/5) Not bad, but a bit muddled. The dark roasty malt flavours overbalance the hoppiness somewhat for my taste - I’d like to see brighter hops and a bit less of the dark roast. A decent enough brew, for all that. (12/20)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shorlin (719) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
Pours up a deep cherry brown with a small head, ok lacing. Aroma is nice IPA hop with some pine and tropical fruit. Also some malt in there. Taste is primarily bitter with a little bit of toasty malt. Mostly bitter. Feel is pretty solid and full with a bitter scrapy aftertaste. Nice beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (544) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
A fine CDA, BIPA, whatever they’re called. Nice classy label as well. A dark brown with ruby highlights, whiffs of citrus hops, roasty malts, resin and orange. You would think that combination would be wretched but therein lies the magic of this style. Bitter grapefruit hops balanced against mildly bitter malts that are still a tad sweet. I could enjoy this constantly and often.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle. My first black IPA, and it was luckily a great experience. Tasted of dark roasted caramel and coffee malt, then balanced well with the citrus and resiny hop flavour. Had a great medium body and finished with a good hop kick of bitterness. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
Great aroma. Wasn’t keen on the Stout/Porter that is the base of this brew but I really enjoyed this hybrid version. Only the 2 black IPA that I’ve tried and I’ve enjoyed they both.


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