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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20847) - 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 (1898) - 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 (4026) - 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 (1208) - 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 (696) - Riga, 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 (781) - 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 (29367) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31232) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
1 pt 6 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a deep amber glare and a huge off white head. Aroma is roasted dark malty, breadish and herbal. Bitter, dark malty and roasted. Herbal and pine hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle:   Moderate Black IPA.   Very soft roast, moreso a charred like IPA.   Campfire from start to finish.   Otherwise very pithy.   A little dry, could use a touch of sweetness.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   A bit stale on the finish.   Seems very pedestrian... but nothing really off.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3940) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Location: Draft at Hackney’s Printers Row, 6/3/14

Aroma: The nose is pretty much on-style, with the hops over roast from a component standpoint
Appearance: This beer pours a dark brown with a light brown head and heavy lace
Flavor: The taste has a nice hop bitterness up-front, with a more roasted malt finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a smooth mouthfeel, and it has a dry/roasty finish to it
Overall Impression: I thought this was a really nice example of a Black IPA. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the opportunity to try all of the Hop Odyssey beers thus far, but I have enjoyed the one’s I have tried, and I would love to try to rest.


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