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RATINGS: 247   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weezel (238) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Deep black with a slight bit of translucent character. Nose is wet hops, pine, and fruit. Smooth mouthfeel with a hint of roast up front that leads to good hoppy bite. Not overwhelming but has good depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
belgis (269) - - JUL 2, 2014
Cascade in aroma bit porter burnt in aroma.Roastiness. Thick foam. Burnt in taste but lightly. Longlasting bitterness aftertaste for 85 IBU very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bwa5879 (808) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Black murky pour with a few inches of healthy beige head. Strong pleasant nose of rye, tropical fruit punch mix is strong, pollen as well. Very soft carbonation, foamy but sticky mouthfeel, very clean finish. Amazing mix between hoppiness and dark malts. The ryeish malts are really rich but not too bitter, chocolatey malts come out as well. Hop profile is just enough pine with a very tropical emphasis. One of the best cascadian black ales I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1538) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
Bomber. Clear hueless darkest dark brown, creamy tan foam settles and mostly lasts. Coniferous floral citrus hoppy aroma. Dark roast taste, mild caramel, herbal pine hoppiness increases as it warms, some citrus. Average carbonation, medium bodied, well hopped. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (657) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Shared bomber from Sicilianos to Hop Cat shakers. Very dark stout-like pour. Sweet aroma. Very balanced. Maybe a little more malt forward. Bitter after bite. Fantastic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redayyon (25) - - JUN 24, 2014
Belle couleur brun fonce, rouge orange en transparence. Mousse peu persistante. Nez caramel, noisette, un peu de fruit, mure ou framboise résine de pin. Petit peu aussi de carton mouille, moins agréable Carbonnation légère mais suffisante, bouche un peu fine. En bouche première impression de houblon, herbeux, sucre présent mais équilibré. Fin de bouche la cette fois encore plus sur le houblon, belle longueur amertume présente mais équilibre très bon. Peu de caractéristique de levure sauf un légèrement au nez. Dans l ensemble, ayant peu d'expérience du style, je trouve la découverte très intéressante. Bien pense et bien réalisé.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4417) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2014
22 oz. bottle purchased at On the Vine for $7.99 with a best before 7/22/14 stamped on the neck. Color is dark brown nearly black when held to the sunlight. Aroma is bold pine and citrus hops. Earthy pine resin. Thin tan head that left spiderweb lace down the side.

Flavor is balanced. Burnt chocolate malts and barely with a touch of citrus. The pine resin lingers for a good duration after the sip. Nice light chocolate malts help with the balance, also has a light floral hop flavor as well. Body is a tad on the light side but it’s not a negative. Carbonation is moderate with a very dry finish. Awesome brew and I enjoyed this a lot. If you like this style this is a damn nice example, go get some, I could drink a boat load of this, flavorful and worth the money.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3454) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jur (452) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle @ BeerTemple, Amsterdam. Thick brown-black pour, little head. Solid, fairly hard BIPA, not creamy. Not for the faint hearted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2226) - 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.

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