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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (988) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
On tap at Harry’s Hoffbrau in The RC. Slight roast and floral aroma. Jet black with khaki head that is full and lingers. Taste has burnt roast with bitterness throughout. Slightly thin mouthfeel thru the middle. Roast really dominates here.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnashville (2) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
Pours deep black with a creamy off white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Faint roasted notes and a whiff of hops on the nose. This follows through well into the palate with a nice dark chocolate bitterness, though it is slightly one noted. This doesn’t detract too much as it’s a great note. The finish is somewhat creamy with a hint of sweetness. Perfect weight and mouthfeel. Slickity do da day. On tap at The Guild Freehouse.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berntholer (898) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
light beige head fades with structured lacing. coffee coloured. aroma of roasted malts, hoppy, bit sweetish. taste like aroma, liquorice with a bitter aftertaste of roasted malts. medium body and carbonation. bottle 50cl / bbf jul-2014

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle @ Champ League Kval. Aab - Apoel. Pours black with a creamy head and lacings. Roast, pine and coffee roast. Smooth and dry. Actually past its BB date although its a newly imported beer to Denmark. Thankfully its holding up pretty well. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (1940) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle @ AaB vs Apoel CL tasting. Dark brown body with a medium light brown head. Hops, roasted malt, grapefruit, pine. Nice bitter end.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Espo1 (35) - - AUG 1, 2014
A - dark like a brown ale with an off white head A - hoppy aroma that hits your nose with citrus and west coast pineapple T - great malt backbone with a hoppy finish M - well carbonated with a two finger head O - great black IPA that I would buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2007) - USA - JUL 25, 2014
The piny, floral aroma is rich but not too aggressive. The flavor contains pine, tobacco, resin, rye, and wheat bran. It is smoky, lightly acidic, and nicely balanced with no screwy sweet notes. Black IPA isn’t my favorite style, but this is a good one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (533) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 18, 2014
Color caoba oscuro con densa espuma beige. Aromas de frutas tropicales, pino y tostados. Cuerpo medio con inicio afrutado y lúpulo "picante" con un final amargo, seco y resinoso. Excelente.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
YogiBeera (2470) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2014
On draft: nice dark red black color , small head, nice lacy legs, wonderful aroma filled with chocolate Hops . Round chocolate hops taste, round and smooth . Very well balanced

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2314) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Black pour orange hue, thin off white to beige head and sticky striped lacing ....aroma of roasted and bitter hops with a nice piney, floral and citrusy punch .... taste is roasted and bitter with a floral, piney and citrusy punch ... Has a dry roasted and bitter finish with a nice lingering piney hop ... Very solid black ipa

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enwiebe (122) - - JUL 10, 2014
7/10/14. Bomber. Pours black with a light mocha head that gives nice lacing. Nice hop nose but not overwhelming. Disappointing mouth with not much complexity. Mild roasty and hop notes but not real interesting. Classic West Coast profile but nothing that sets it apart. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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