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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6321) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6211) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6185) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6100) - Farmington Hills, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6089) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Draft at sb. Pours black with a loose creamy white head. Big toasty roasty piney nos e. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty, roasty, piney mid palate. Long sweet piney finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6066) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6043) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6033) - 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 it’s tasty and interesting

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2013
BTBF pregame, Common Table, dark brown with burnt roast, citrus aroma, flavor is burnt roast, even citrus malt, smooth blend, good balanced finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
[Bottle (660ml)] Pours a very dark amber-brown with a large lasting frothy beige head and some lacing on the glass. Aroma is your standard, but solid, Black IPA: Toasted malt and leafy hops along with a hint of coffee -- simple but nice. Flavour’s the same, toasted malt and leafy hops along with a semi-long moderate bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Well done and enjoyable.


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