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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2013
Draft at Capone’s. Pours clear dark brownish toward mahogany with tan head. Nose is resiny piney hops, earthy brow sugary caramel malt. Tastes juicy, hoppy, piney,, with some earthy brown sugary and caramel notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8120) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7679) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7556) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7554) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7524) - 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.
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (7478) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2014
22oz bomber pours with a nice dark body that supports a mocha colored head of foam. The aroma offers up modest yet playful juicy hops mixing with dark roasted malts and chocolate brownie. Yes! Smells great. The taste starts with dark roasted malts to some burnt malts that are blended with a modest yet nicely balanced array of citrus hops and spicy dank onion like hoppiness. This is all going so well together as some chocolate surfaces into the finish. This isn’t a huge rich Black IPA but it has plenty of flavor and hop to malty balance. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottled. Poured clear, medium-deep brown with a short beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasty caramel and black malts topprd by fresh pine and citrusy hoppage. The flavor found similar, with lots of roast and fresh bitterness.. the malts weren’t that interesting, but balance was very good. Medium-bodied with creamy carbonation. . Good feel and flow.. nice one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, Copenhagen
Aroma has resiny tones and vanilla. Flavour has resiny tones, hops and vanilla. Also some distant raspberry tones. Rather refreshing and nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7249) - 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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