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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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2013
Draft. Medium beige head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, milk chocolate, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, roast, milk chocolate. Soft medium body, some resin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12938) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2013
On tap at Fate poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, charcoal, earthiness, grapefruit and pine. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine with a smooth dry citter lingering roasty citrus finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12101) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (11951) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear dark red-brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus hops, chocolate, caramel, roasted malts. The taste is bitter citrus and minty hops and roasted malts. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (10986) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Draft. Not getting much citrus, solely black malt, roast, cocoa, choppy bitterness and pine

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10882) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
On tap at Mr. Goodbar. Black with a little head and lace. Lots of hop aroma. Very little roast, it’s in the background. Cascadian and citra and warrior hops make it interesting and good drinkability. Above average mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle @ home, picked up @ Argonaut in Denver last week. Pours a black appearance with a soft, creamy, brown head. Really piney and resiny hoppy nose. Definitely some tropical fruit and grapefruit mixed in there as well with the roast and burnt malts. Kind of creamy mouth feel. Flavor is full of pineapple, grapefruit, and juicy tropical fruits which is a bit odd when in combination with the burnt, roasty, chocolate malts. Moderate sweetness. Moderate to high bitterness. Twangy finish. Pretty fucken strange brew though not completely unenjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (9980) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9912) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2014
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours near black with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, musty dark grains and some earthy pine hops. Flavor is similar with a good amount of earthiness, dark grains, roasted malts and a bit of pine bitterness.


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