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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This American-style Black IPA is nearly jet black and perceived to have high hop bitterness, flavor and aroma with medium-high alcohol content, balanced with a medium body. The appearance may trick you into thinking you are about to enjoy a traditional stout beer when in fact your senses are about to be overwhelmed with our Black IPA. Juicy, fruity, floral, and pine from Pacific Northwest hops gives the beer a classic West Coast IPA hop character. The Black IPA is further characterized by a balanced and moderate degree of caramel malt and subdued dark roasted malt flavor and aroma. 7.2% ABV, 85 Hops used: Warrior, Citra, Cascade


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2556) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2014
Bomber bought @ biere-revolution.com. Pours reddish dark brown with a frothy brownish beige head that leaves lots of spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly malty, fruity, tiny herbal and slightly earthy with caramel, roasted malts, grapefruit juice, dried pineapple, mango, moist soil, dark roast coffee, burnt wood, pine needles, orange zest, lemon zest and sweet liquorice candy. Taste is sweet, bitter, tiny fruity, slightly herbal and slightly earthy with roasted malts, grapefruit rinds, lemon balm, pine needles, burnt wood, dark roast coffee, roasted cereal, overripe tropical fruits, liquorice root, winegums and moist soil. Mouthfeel is round, soft, slightly astringent and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and earthy with roasted malts, grapefruit rinds, rasisins, dark roast coffee, pine needles, resinous wood, orange peal, lemon balm, moist soil and liquorice root. Solid unspectakular Black IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jur (243) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle @ BeerTemple, Amsterdam. Thick brown-black pour, little head. Solid, fairly hard BIPA, not creamy. Not for the faint hearted.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (1923) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of rich pine/resin hops, floral, & citrus; Flavor of roasted malt, pine hops, caramel, citrus, and some chocolate; Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20476) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle. Clear red-brown coloured with a huge off-white head. Roasted and hoppy aroma of grass and pine needles. Roasted and hoppy flavour of licorice and grass. Hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rocbyter (1886) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Citrus and resin hop aroma. Super dark amber color with a medium tan head. Moderate bitterness and light sweetness throughout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3567) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Roasty with some citrus. Pours very dark brown with good head and lacing. Finishes with light bitterness and some citrus sourness, acidity. Good. Tap at Churchkey.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1089) - Herning, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2014
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a little sediment and an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, citrus, pine, and chocolate - with a bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (620) - LATVIA - JUN 10, 2014
This style - black IPA almost always gets me disappointed. no exceptions with this. Roasted malts with quite intese unbalanced hops, some citrus fruitiness that cant make good pleasant combo for me. Mostly sweet with moderate bitter finish. Decent brew, but not my style

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (773) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2014
22oz bottle. Pours dark cola color. Aroma of floral, pine, citrus, caramel. Flavor is pine, citrus, earth, floral. Has a back and forth with differing hops of piney and citrus, but with a much higher malt profile than I expected. Quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29017) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
Bottled. A red beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of hops, citrus fruits, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, caramel, and citrusy hops, leading to a bitter finish.


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