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RATINGS: 245   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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gururyan (640) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - APR 26, 2013
On tap at craft beer festival, and I had higher hopes for this one...will reserve more comments when I get to sit down with it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (683) - Ząbki, POLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Barwa i piana: ciemno brązowa, z rubinowymi refleksami pod światło, wydaje się klarowna. Piana lekko zabarwiona, kremowa, średniej wielkości, umiarkowanie trwała, ale ładnie oblepiająca szkło. Aromat: wyraźny aromat chmielowy (cytrusy, owoce tropikalne, lekka żywica). Do tego typowe akcenty ciemnych słodów - czekolada, kawa, melanoidyny, niewielka paloność oraz lekkie nuty alkoholowe. Smak: dosyć słodki, słodowy z posmakami tostowymi, czekolady, kawy, karmelu i lekką palonością. Dość szybka chmielowa kontra z wyraźną goryczką i przesuniętym w tę stronę balansem. Raczej czysty smak bez nut niepożądanych. Goryczka i odczucie w ustach: wyraźna owocowo- żywiczna goryczka, lekko drażniąca i dosyć długa. Średnia pełnia, umiarkowane wysycenie i lekki alkohol ogrzewający przełyk. Trochę lepka i gęsta konsystencja. Finisz z odrobinę szorstkim, w kierunku ściągającego odczucia w ustach. Typowo amerykańska BIPA, bez większych wad. Piana powinna być jednak bardziej trwała, alkohol mógłby być mniej wyczuwalny, a ściągający posmak niewyczuwalny. Z tego względu nie jest moim zdaniem warte swojej ceny.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
600 ml bottle (?). Pours a clear reddish brown-black with a resilient beige head. Aroma is roast, fruity, hoppy. Flavor is lots of roast, chocolate, red and dark berries, Finish is bitter coffee, citrus, fruity. Lingering bitterness. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, average to strong carbonation. Excellent!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (2058) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
My 2,000th Rate. Bottle, Beer Moth, Manchester. Deep dark brown pour with a small tan head. Citrus hop and dark malts protruded from the beak. Flavour-wise there were notes of pine, chocolate, malts, orange and booze. Decent balance struck. Full bodied and smooth mouthfeel. Plenty to like here and a very solid Black IPA. I’m rarely disappointed in the output from this brewery and this is no exception. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4734) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 10, 2014
This is a pretty solid black IPA, though it’s very roasty. Enough hops with a fairly thick body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (6562) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle - Piney hops and some light roast. Jet black with a nice rich beige head. Grapefruit, pine and burnt toast. With the big flavors this is surprisingly well balanced and subdued. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1127) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle, pours black with an off-white head. Caramel malt, roasted pine, floral and citrus notes. Balanced long bitterness throughout. light sweetness, very bitter, light body, slick feel, lively. A really good black IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2251) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours very dark brown with one finger of tan head. Aroma is slightly roasty pine and slight citrus hoppiness. Flavor follows with slight caramel. Medium bodied. Finishes dry and bitter. Very smooth beer. I'm not a fan of the style but this is a good one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5014) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
pours unclear dark brown, red hue, with a nice light beige head, reviving and leaving very nice lacing. mint and tangerine skin, earl grey tea leaves, chocolate-coated fresh roasted coffee beans, luscious chocolate, some sweetness - lactose, very ncie roasted profile, touch of tropical notes. light carbonation, medium body - oily, almost balanced resinous-citrusy finish. just a tad heavy but very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1214) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 19, 2014
Botella de 65 cl en el momento en el lúpulo el 19-09-2014. color negro intenso con espuma beige persistente. Aromas frescos herbáceos lupulados al principio con ligeras maltas tostadas. Cuerpo medio de 7.2 vol fácil de beber y paso ligero por boca. Sabores intensos algo tostados y bastante herbáceos de lúpulos frescos. Bastante buena aunque con no mucho amargor final. Para repetir.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maddmatt639 (311) - Pacifica, California, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Good retention and medium lacing. Smells of molasses, roasted caramel and floral. Tastes of roasted malts, floral and bitter hop resin. Bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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