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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This is our tribute to the black iron that paved the way to get to the Grand Canyon. Black Iron is a high hopped, fragrant ale that is as deep and as wide as the Grand Canyon itself!


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirdeye11 (5618) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2011
(12oz can thanks to Cavie) clear medium yellow with sparse bubbles and some decent lacing. Nose is dank, grapefruit, orange and creamsickle. Taste of sugar, tastes like a beer that hasnít completely fermented, orange pulp and creamy.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
markwise (4515) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Thanks to the kind soul that opened this at the recent Tampa tasting (Charlie, I think?). Pours clear gold with a slight white head. Nose is malt, lemon, citrus, and some caramel. Flavor is similar with syrupy malt and a fair amount of thick, sweet citrus. Medium in body and a lingering citrus burst in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Can. Decent citrus and floral notes on the nose. Copper body with small head. Decent citrus and some dry bittering. Cool and crisp on the palate decent brew

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
J_man (725) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Strong, resiny hop aroma coming off a golden orange body with a white head. Strangely, the hops arenít nearly as strong in the flavor as they seem in the aroma. Thereís a good pine/citrus hop flavor, but itís not overwhelming or very sticky. In fact the more dominating flavor is a sweet passion fruit/guava flavor thatís a nice surprise. The finish leaves a subtle bitterness and more sweet tropical fruit. Pretty unusual for an IPA, but quite enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eaglefan538 (2902) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 14, 2011
On draft at Tavernaís. The pour was a full amber to orange color, nice head and ok lacing. The aroma was citrus, pines, and caramel. The flavor was primarily hops, citrus, some resinous pine, herbal notes. The malts were subdued, slight toffee it seemed. Mouthfeel was moderate in body, amply carabonated to be refreshing. A decent but not sensational IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pailhead (5031) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Can: In the new world of Black IPAs, talk about a deceiving title! The aroma is very light and has hints of citrus, fruit, grapefruit, and grass. It pours a mostly transparent amber with a decent amount of sediment and a smal off-white head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of fruit and caramel. The finish has some very mild citrus and grapefruit hops. Medium bodied with mild carbonation and somewhat flat mouthfeel which makes it feel a little thin. Overall, easy drinking and far from offensive, but really lacking in the hops department for an IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2011
(12oz can, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, grass, and light tropical fruits. Flavor of grass, caramel malt, pine, and florals with a dry, bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cavie (3822) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Can courtesy hellbilly. Pours a clear light orange color with very little carbonation or head. Aroma is just a bit odd. Smells of easy hops that might be a bit old with a small sweet maltyness. Flavor is tangy and bitter dry, sweet candied hops and floral. Finishes with a bit of a tingle and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Can courtesy of daknole. Pours copper with a nice white head. Smells of floral hops, light citrus, earthy. Tastes of grass, floral, peppery, spicy with an airy finish. Good!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2011
(12oz can). Pours a hazy dark golden color with off-white head. Decent carbonation and some lacing. Aroma has hard candy, some dank hops, with some cardboard. Taste is very sweet that overpowers the hops. Old can? Medium bodied with a slick texture and smooth finish. Iím quite surprised at how faded the hops are. Not a bad beer at all, but not what I expected from an IPA. Will have to re-rate when Iím at the pub.


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