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RATINGS: 243   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6880) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
On tap at Belmont Stationís 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6861) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6817) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Pint on tap at Lackman for $7. Black body. Thin khaki head. Good, thicker lace. Bigger body. Light to medium strength smooth lightly soft carbonation. More dry finish. Big herbal kind of spicy hop flavor. Savory herbs like basil, maybe some thyme, some tobacco. Light roast. Moderate bitter taste, then a light sweet in the finish. Unusual black IPA... Not really any chocolate, much more herbal and spicy than most. But itís tasty and interesting

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6696) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours, well, black with a rich tan head and a bready treacle aroma. There is a hearty roasted malt flavor with a hefty dose of citra and probably Cascade hops. Excellent flavor and easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6643) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 21, 2014
Tap at 23 Beerz. Nice citrus nose, very light chocolate and licorice. Dull black with a low, fine head. Roasty chocolate flavor, light coffee, citrus, oranges. Quite nice. Soft, full, and smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6434) - 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
olio (6396) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6322) - lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark black pour with lacing tan head, aroma brought dark cocoa, roast, nice pine, grass, hints of orange into a bit of coffee, some dark fruit. Taste is a mix of pine, grass, orange into some nice cocoa, roast, coffee, slight herbal, minty notes, finishing bitter, dry.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle:   Moderate Black IPA.   Very soft roast, moreso a charred like IPA.   Campfire from start to finish.   Otherwise very pithy.   A little dry, could use a touch of sweetness.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   A bit stale on the finish.   Seems very pedestrian... but nothing really off.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Awesome beer. Glass at Belmont. Pours an almost totally black color with a medium beige head. A big dank fruity hop nose with some roast. The flavor is wonderful: big sweet chocolate and ash, but dominant fruity hops, very dark, low bitterness, big sweet citrus. Funky weed. Very drinkable. Love me some CDA.


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