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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17418) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16626) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle split at the Black (IPA) Friday tasting, thanks to Kenny M, 09/05/14. Light black with a moderate light tan covering that retains well. Nose is bitter roast, pine, tropicana, bitter grapefruit. Taste comprises pine bite, bitter grapefruit, light smoke, bitter hop presence. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close laced with hop bitterness. Decent Seedy Aye!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (16080) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15728) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Black pour with a khaki head. The nose is roasty and dry, slightly acidic even. Floral hops, big grapefruit, and an interesting herbal quality. Plenty of pine, too. The flavor is quite bitter, dry, and roasty. Lots of pine, some grapefruit peel, and floral hops. Strong herbal note on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15483) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
Big citrus hop nose, dark malts pretty subtle in the background. Medium brown with a bubbly head. Chocolatey, bit of alcohol, dash of roast, touch of woody, citrusy hop. Good, balanced example.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15469) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle @ Champ League Kval. Aab - Apoel. Pours black with a creamy head and lacings. Roast, pine and coffee roast. Smooth and dry. Actually past its BB date although its a newly imported beer to Denmark. Thankfully its holding up pretty well. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15116) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2014
Draught at Watering Hole, Yoyogi. Black - offwhite head. Nice burned. Nice bitterness. Citrus. Carcoal. High burned malts. Light fruity notes. Licorice. Ok chocolate. Dryness.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13978) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours very dark brown with ruddy glints and a slight tan head. Aroma is citrus, smooth dark malt, and maybe some floral. Med body. Flavor is fruit, pine, earth, slightly chocolate malt, smooth burnt malt. And could be some citrus. The surviving non-malt flavor seems pine. Fair amount of hop. Could be a light hop burn. Pretty flavorful.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (13894) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
On tap at Belmont Station’s Bier Cafe, pours a deep dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, citrus hops and some fruitiness. Flavour brings out loads of woody resinous hops, rye and bitter roasted malt. Leaves quite a harsh astringency on the finish. Dry, rye-y and bitter. Good stuff, but a bit harsh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13332) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Draft. Poured clear black color with an average frothy tan head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted earthy hop aroma. Medium to abundant body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.


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