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RATINGS: 237   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dogfishho (588) - 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 (2254) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4351) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
This one poured a medium brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of light roast, and mild earhy green hops. Flavor was mainly mild roast, small amount of caramel and medium hop bitterness. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16719) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Slightly roasted malty hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2255) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2013
Tap. Moderate malt notes of toasted and dark bread, pine resin for the hops, light dough for the yeast with a hint of wood. Head is small, frothy, tan with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is sparkling very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a lively to fizzy carbonation. Nice Black IPA bite, and perfect balance everywhere else.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2013
BTBF pregame, Common Table, dark brown with burnt roast, citrus aroma, flavor is burnt roast, even citrus malt, smooth blend, good balanced finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2614) - California, USA - APR 8, 2013
8 apr 2013, tap. Dark ruby/black. Nose is bitter grassy and grapefruit hops. Thin body and fizzy. Piney hops and burnt toast. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1113) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
On tap at capitol beer and tap room. Pours black with off white head. Taste is roasted malts. Some smoked malts and a bitter hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3242) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 5, 2013
Tap at Hoppy Monk El Paso TX Pours deep brown witb a small fluffy lite tan head with awesome lacing. Nose is lite roast big green leaffy hops lite char spearamint quality almost andies candies flavors of ashy piney hops lots of mild charred character almost cedar like long leaffy piney hop finish witb lingering leaffy notes 85 ibus more like 55 not overly bitter but a very well balanced black ipa solid!!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6511) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours, well, black with a rich tan head and a bready treacle aroma. There is a hearty roasted malt flavor with a hefty dose of citra and probably Cascade hops. Excellent flavor and easy to drink.


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