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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Trout Hop is brewed with Idaho 2-Row Brewers’ Malt and German specialty malts and has a deep, rich color and roasted finish without the thick and malty body that often accompanies dark beers. It is kettle hopped and dry hopped with Pacific Northwest hops, resulting in bold and intense bitterness and piney, zesty aroma. The full body and dry finish create a refreshing autumn ale, perfect for any crisp afternoon or cool evening. The spicy hopsof this ale complement rich, flavorful foods. Chocolate mole enchiladas, Indian and Thai curries, and barbeque ribs will accompany nicely.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1919) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2010
Bomber bottle. Pour is black brown color with a kahki head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma is a solid mix of bittering hops and malt. Taste is more creamy malt, but the hops really do come through and leaves a citrus and carmel flavor in the end. Palate is full and creamy which ends in a fizzy chaulky finish. Pretty enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Tap @ The Sushi Bar, McCall, ID: Pours a pitch black color with a nice tan head. The nose is nicely roasted with a fair slap of hop in the aroma, more earthy and smoky than citrusy. Moderate bitterness and pine in the flavor with an underlying coffee-rich fruit forward stout; roasty and toasty. The finish is a little sweet, but it’s balanced. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Bottle dated July 2010. Pours a cola brown with off white/tan head that leaves small hints of lacing. Nice charcoal bitter flavor, coffee like. Finishes dry - decent. Nothing to fancy though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2010
On tap at Sheffields. Pours deep brown nearly black with a two fingers creamy light tan head. Aroma is roasted chocolate malt, piney hops, a touch of burnt toast. Flavor is a bit more piney, still very heavily roasted chocolate and bready malts. Decent smooth finish, a toucb bitter. Medium body and a softer carbonation. Alright black IPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (945) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2010
On tap at OBriens Pub. Pours black with dark brown edges. Little head and medium carbonation. Aroma of fresh green hops. Resinous hop flavor with good bitterness. Roasted malt provides good background with a sweet finish on the end. Overall, this is nothing like Black Lie or Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous, but impressive nevertheless. Has a fruitier tone with more ester flavors, more so than other black IPAs Ive tried.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonkeyBra (3420) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Pours dark brown/black with off white head that clings well to the side of the glass. Aroma of strong, bitter hops, pine, citrus. Some chocolate and smoke. Flavor has a very strong bitterness, surrounded by smoke, coffee, chocolate, and other dark malt notes. Medium bodied, finishes somewhat bitter with chocolate. Not that impressive, but a fair take on the style.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6586) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 23, 2010
On tap at Monks Kettle. Pours black with a rich tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a thick smoked malt flavor with some coffee and a dry bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Bottle… Pours black with a creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. The bouquet offers pine, grapefruit, charcoal and heavy resin. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. The flavor provides medium burnt, tannic bitterness – grapefruit rind and pith and charcoal – to go with only a touch of black malt sweetness. Bitter, resiny, charcoal and grapefruit finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkurzynski (1540) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2010
On tap at Sugar Maple. Deep brown/black with off-white head. Nice Northwest hoping in the nose. Mild roasted flavor, resinous hopping with a nice edge. Clean finish, well rounded. Medium body. Straight hop bitterness edge over Sublimely Self-Righteous, overall - not as smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atom (1355) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2010
From bottle pours dark brown with amber hue and bubbly khaki head. Aroma is very hoppy, grassy citrus, pine, slight spice and caramel. Flavor displays a light sweet caramel roast followed by pine and citrus zest ,and almost fresh peppermint finish. On the lighter more hoppy side of Black IPA’s enjoyable and refreshing, doesn’t have much of a dark roasted balance which I look for.


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