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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6062) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Draft at sb. Pours black with a loose creamy white head. Big toasty roasty piney nos e. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty, roasty, piney mid palate. Long sweet piney finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2014
9th May 2014
Leighton 10K tasting at Bruce’s pad. Opaque dark brown beer, bubbly pale tan head. Palate is light and a little crisp. Mild dark malts, thin cream and a whisper of roast. Light piney hops, mildly bitter. A littlr orange marmalade underneath. Finishes airy and slightly bitter. Light easy drinking CDA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Modularman (101) - - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle, smell of of pine and slight burnt coffee, appearance is black with a khaki head, taste is slight bitter chocolate with slight sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2049) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2014
From the 650 ml. bottle. Dark brown pour leading up to a light tan head that is foamy and lingering. The aroma has all those wonderful floral hops with the malty character more in the background. Medium to bold body. The taste explodes with floral hop goodness with a chaser of dark malt sweetness. Lingering bitterness at the end.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10483) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Kenny. Pours clear brown with a frothy, tan head. Nice aroma, some burnt pine, lots of juicy citrus, orange and grapefruit. Light to medium sweet flavor with dry, burnt wood, toasted pine, nice chocolate, roast, orange rind, melon. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish with mellow warmth, more toasted pine, wood, earth. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4299) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle @ Chez Bruce. Brown with amber highlights. Small tan head. Definite caramel, husky grain. A bit of pine wood, cocoa. Bitter flavours. White grape and caramel, toffee. Light fruits. More brown sugar. Light zippy body, aggressive carb. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6197) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle at Bruce’s. It pours darkest brown with a medium light tan head. The nose is fresh, piney, citrus peel, soap, potpourri, toast and roasted malt. The taste is bitter, roasted malt, varnish, piney, resin, raw bitterness, citrus peel, light alcohol, grapefruit and dirt with lingering bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Plenty of raw bitterness. Not the most refined, but decent enough anyhow.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
khays (48) - - MAY 8, 2014
Smells of chocolate, malt and hops. Pours dark brow m with a finger width tan head and looks to be lowly carbonated and clear. Tastes of chocolate and burnt malt with hints of citrus (grapefruit), slightly sweet. Medium body, moderate carbonation with a dry finish, slightly astringent, but not unpleasantly.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (3749) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 7, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of citrusy and fruity and floral malts, some hints of dark malts, but it’s hard to tell the malts are dark, plus some dough. Flavor of a very nice hoppiness. Average texture. A very solid black IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltser85 (229) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Pours dark mahogany color with a tan head. Aromas of pine, roast, slight chocolate and coffee. Taste is more of the same. Body is medium. Pretty nice offering.


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