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

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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, donít 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 (3362) - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
DomD (141) - 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, Iím just not sure if Iím a fan of the black IPA.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MunBro (638) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
I know this is an íunfilteredí 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 (4518) - 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 (597) - 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 - Iíd 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 (714) - St. Johnís, 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 (527) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
A fine CDA, BIPA, whatever theyíre 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. Wasnít 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 Iíve tried and Iíve enjoyed they both.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BreWedge (356) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours dark brown bordering black with a large mocha colored head. Aroma was rich chocolate malt and a hoppy chalk like bitterness. Tastes were dark chocolate, nutty, coffee offset nicely by a back end hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel was thinner than expected (more IPA than stout) with a nice lengthy bitter finish. Would definitely have another one of these.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2012
In short: A resinous sweet dark ale. Not a lot of fun.
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed a few weeks after purchase (so probably fresh)
The look: Clear dark brown body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Nose is Nose is resinous citrusy hops with underlying sweet liquorice and caramel. Taste has overcooked caramel, lot of flowery hops with a resinous character, some sweet juicy citrus fruits, soft liquorice candy, medium roast. Long after-taste blending hops resin and brown sugars. A tasty beer with many flavors coming through, but the end-result is a bunch of flavors that just donít stick together very well. Not bad, not good, but Iíll drink any beer, good ones, bad ones, because Iíve got a serious drinking problem, and I realized I had a serious drinking problem when I finally decided to tell my good friend Harold how much I drink and I donít know anybody by the name of Harold and I was talking to some stranger named Carl who seemed a bit freaked out by the whole thing.


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