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RATINGS: 244   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6264) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6251) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6211) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Draft at blue monk, black pour, medium body. Roasty, decent bitterness. Roast dominated black IPA. Decent

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
In short: A nutty and very hoppy big brown ale. Very good.
How: Tap at Reservoir, Waterbury VT.
The look: Clear very dark brown (near black) body topped by a small beige head.
In long: Nose is moderately hoppy (citrusy) over a toasted nuttiness. Taste is more intense than the nose hinted on. A nutty fudge cake, a rather corpulent body, lots of almonds, nice caramel, tree bark, an enormous citrusy hops presence, a bitterness of medium-high intensity. More like one of those so-called Double-Brown IPA than a typical Black IPA, and I like well-made hoppy nutty brown ale. Abundant carbonation. Easy to drink even if a rather powerful tasty beer. I see high and low ratings for this beer, that proves there are really two types of people in this world, people who are wasting time on ratebeer entering ratings that nobody care about, and people who don’t use ratebeer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Re-he-Healy loved the hop combo used here, as well as the Carmel malt atop the black roasted and chocolate. Hop leaning, which is just fine by me, and the most grapefruity citric yummy black ipa I’ve tried in some time."

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6035) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (5957) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
dark brown .. lacing is solid and bricked .. . deep brown roast .. . mild burnt hop .. . mild green fee .. . solid all aroma .. . jive turkey!!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5733) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5704) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl. – New Leaf Market – 22 oz. bomber. Deep dark as coal pour with a thick sticky mocha colored head. Aroma has some eggy accents, a brief touch of spruce. Flavor is full bodied and delicious. Nice bittersweet citrusy accents, a touch of licorice, some minty rye accents, some nuttiness. Thick, rich mouthfeel. Another solid entrant from Green Flash.


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