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RATINGS: 236   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


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (1016) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maddmatt639 (243) - Pacifica, California, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Good retention and medium lacing. Smells of molasses, roasted caramel and floral. Tastes of roasted malts, floral and bitter hop resin. Bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tasurinchi (14) - ROMANIA - AUG 30, 2014
Creamy head, hoppy aroma. First it hits you with a coffee note then it goes along with a classic citrussy taste. Moderate sweetness, medium biterness. Creamier than Raven from Thornbridge which is good. This is how black ipa should be done. Very good!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (1550) - 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."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3278) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
650ml bottle from Valhalla’s Goat. Almost black, good head. Tar hop aroma. Tar boiled sweet & hop flavour. Bitter sweet peppery hoppy aftertaste. Good but I expected better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andriesradu (497) - ROMANIA - AUG 29, 2014
65cl bottle. Pours black with a big beige head. Moderate fruity hoppy aroma. Flavor is moderate bitter and has quite strong notes of roasted malt balanced very well by nice fruity hops notes and citrus.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnashville (3) - 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.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berntholer (917) - 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 (13913) - 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 (2044) - 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


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