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RATINGS: 221   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12323) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle 650ml
Dark brown color, small beige head. Grassy, licorice, alcohol in the nose. Medium-bodied. Toasted flavor, grassy, bitter hoppyness. Good CDA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (5407) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, Copenhagen
Aroma has resiny tones and vanilla. Flavour has resiny tones, hops and vanilla. Also some distant raspberry tones. Rather refreshing and nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (5854) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, Copenhagen.
Pours dark red, almost black color with a small head. Aroma is very roasty and malty, some licorice, hops, floral notes and lots of citric fruits. Flavor of licorice, citric fruits, somewhat caramelly malts and some resinous hops. Nice fruity bitter palate.
4515

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (5927) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, rich floral hops and fresh herbal notes. Rich flavour of roasted malts, floral bitterness, citrus, rich herbal notes and some mild creamy notes. Juicy fruitiness as well. Full bodied and a rich, floral, citrusy finish. Extremely well balanced. Oh my this is good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (3610) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
650ml bottle

Pours pitch black with a smooth white head. Aroma of roasty malts, grassy hops, pine and resinous notes. Taste is smooth, roasty and hoppy with loads of pine and resinous notes. Finish is smooth and hoppy with some roastiness, pine, licorice and juicy fruitiness. Quite tasty black IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brnandersen (1793) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2014
66 cl. bottle poured in to a Tulip. Near black with dark brown hues and a medium sized, creamy tanned head. Fruity, roasted aroma with dark malts, citrus, caramel, chocolate, floral hops and grasses. A mouldy, earthy note. Taste is bitter. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry and bitter with roasted malts, citrus, liquorice, floral hops and coffee. Good. However, lacks a bit citrus hops freshness. And less earthy notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Dark brown color, near black, with creamy head. Aroma of boutique coffee, mild and fresh. Smooth mouthfeel; roasted malt and coffee flavor, dark but not burnt, with light residual sweetness, traces of roasted nuts; strong bitterness, with hop resins hidden by rising hop character.
A good beer, somehow different from other Black IPAs, but doesn’t get me too excited.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4004) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Poured a murky dark brown with a frothy tan head and some broken lace. The aroma is light roasted malt, grassy hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a grassy nettle hop bitter light treacle palate and a long hop bitter finish. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4741) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Rlgk. Pours brown with a small beige head. Aroma of light roast, malt, caramel, grapefruit and light fruity hops. Flavor is light moderate sweet and light heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10044) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2014
Bottle at a pre CBC-tasting in Johns rented apartment in Copenhagen. Very dark amber/brown beer with a nice lasting beige head. Hoppy chocolate aroma, cocoa, licorice, grassy, citrus, earthy notes. Hoppy chocolate flavor, earthy, cocoa, citrus, floral, some leather. Decent but I was hoping for more.


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