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RATINGS: 245   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


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (9257) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear dark red-brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus hops, chocolate, caramel, roasted malts. The taste is bitter citrus and minty hops and roasted malts. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (3538) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2013
On tap at reservoir. Nice black red pour, off white head. Aroma is hoppy, strog resinous piney notes, lght rpasyed malts, ipa forward. Caramelized malt flavor, good resinous piney citrusy hops. Smooth carb, silky palate. Good black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (7217) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Pint on tap at Lackman for $7. Black body. Thin khaki head. Good, thicker lace. Bigger body. Light to medium strength smooth lightly soft carbonation. More dry finish. Big herbal kind of spicy hop flavor. Savory herbs like basil, maybe some thyme, some tobacco. Light roast. Moderate bitter taste, then a light sweet in the finish. Unusual black IPA... Not really any chocolate, much more herbal and spicy than most. But it’s tasty and interesting

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3976) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2013
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a dark brown an ruby hue with a thin beige head with beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is floral hop and pine. Medium mouthfeel with bitter hop and grapefruit with nice lingering dry finish. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Macegan75 (719) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Draft at Capone’s. pours dark brown with a red hew. nose is mild with brown malt and black malt notes & cascade hops. first sip is similar but little distinct taste. finish is sweet with touch of hoppy bitterness. not bad

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2013
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso Old Town. Fair amount of roast with a touch of chocolate. Moderate pine and light dank character. Dry and fairly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8093) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2013
Draft at Capone’s. Pours clear dark brownish toward mahogany with tan head. Nose is resiny piney hops, earthy brow sugary caramel malt. Tastes juicy, hoppy, piney,, with some earthy brown sugary and caramel notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gururyan (636) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - APR 26, 2013
On tap at craft beer festival, and I had higher hopes for this one...will reserve more comments when I get to sit down with it again.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dogfishho (599) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2013
Amazing hop aroma but the palate is a complete and utter mess. Is this what it's supposed to taste like? Who decided that dark chocolate and super bitter resinous pine flavors worked well together? The hop profile would have worked much better with an appropriate malt bill. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2394) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2013
Draught from alewife lic. Jet brown black light beige sticky head. Clean floral aroma. Malt and grapefruit bitters. Not too heavy feel.


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