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RATINGS: 226   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnielsen13 (242) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is very floral, sweet orange. Flavor is toffee, caramel, orange, floral. Not bad.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (1994) - USA - JUL 25, 2014
The piny, floral aroma is rich but not too aggressive. The flavor contains pine, tobacco, resin, rye, and wheat bran. It is smoky, lightly acidic, and nicely balanced with no screwy sweet notes. Black IPA isn’t my favorite style, but this is a good one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (516) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 18, 2014
Color caoba oscuro con densa espuma beige. Aromas de frutas tropicales, pino y tostados. Cuerpo medio con inicio afrutado y lúpulo "picante" con un final amargo, seco y resinoso. Excelente.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
YogiBeera (2448) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2014
On draft: nice dark red black color , small head, nice lacy legs, wonderful aroma filled with chocolate Hops . Round chocolate hops taste, round and smooth . Very well balanced

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2288) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Black pour orange hue, thin off white to beige head and sticky striped lacing ....aroma of roasted and bitter hops with a nice piney, floral and citrusy punch .... taste is roasted and bitter with a floral, piney and citrusy punch ... Has a dry roasted and bitter finish with a nice lingering piney hop ... Very solid black ipa

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enwiebe (110) - - JUL 10, 2014
7/10/14. Bomber. Pours black with a light mocha head that gives nice lacing. Nice hop nose but not overwhelming. Disappointing mouth with not much complexity. Mild roasty and hop notes but not real interesting. Classic West Coast profile but nothing that sets it apart. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2014

Bottle 1pt. 6fl.oz. @ home.

[ As Green Flash Hop Odyssey Black ].
Clear dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to light light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, light chocolate and coffee, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, light pine. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, coffee, chocolate, hoppy, pine, hop and malt bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140531]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10633) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Aalborg. Black with a big light brown head. Aroma is dry, roasted malt and moderate hoppy - pine. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 070714

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2594) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
22oz. bottle, best by 7/21/14, has been kept refrigerated, though. Aroma of lightly roasty, gently sweet malts and fruity, piney hops, with notes of milk chocolate, citrus, black bread and a touch of grapefruit, along with a certain pungency in the background. Clear deep, dark brown in color, nearly black, with a lasting, creamy, fine, beige head. Flavor profile is fairly complex and well-balanced, with suggestions of rich, dark, roasty and sweet malts, piney, citric and generously bitter hops, finishing with a blend of malt toast and mild tropical fruit, some floral tones and faint bubblegum underneath here as well. Smooth, full, resinous and lushly effervescent on the palate with a medium-full body. Very nicely put together, great example of the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (3663) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Draft: Strong grapefruit and tangerine aroma. If I closed my eyes I wouldn’t gues this is an IDA, save for a subtle soil note. Clear ruby black, thin tan head. Charcoal, grapefruit, and onion flavor. Brief appearanc of rosehips in the end that isn’t evident within the sronger malt notes. Good mix of hop and roast biterness. Light body, harshly fizzy. Pretty intense, not quaffable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weezel (174) - 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.


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