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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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A haughty black ipa with a bit of pent-up attitude for those "special" days. Our addicting little black IPA using Belgian dark malts and dry-hopped for intense aroma. 7.6% ABV and 85 IBU’s. Release some bottled-up Anger and learn to enjoy life a little.

Grain: Maris Otter, Munich, Crystal 10L, Crystal 60L, British Chocolate, Carafa III, Wheat Malt Hops: Columbus, Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade Yeast: American-style Ale yeast


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, citrus hops and cereal malts. Black hue with an average tan head that mostly diminished and left decent lace. Flavor is medium sweet and very bitter. Palate is full bodied and water average. Overall a solid BIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (472) - - FEB 11, 2013
On tap. Really interesting. Smooth, hoppy taste with a nice easy palate. Dark, coffee color. Doesn't taste as strong as it is. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
haneyjay34 (1) - coloma, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2013 does not count
Excellent brew here and to be honest one of the freshest beers i have ever had withwith

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (1478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2013
This is an okay ipa. Has a very strong taste of coffee. Pours very dark and has a nice hoppy taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1573) - Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Decent black ipa. More coffee and chocolate than normal. Thinner than average. Decent amount of hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1385) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2013
On tap at The Oak Cafe. Really nice and true to IPA with a clean hoppy finish, but plenty of dark malt and syrupy flavors up front. Pours black in a dark bar, with a nice head.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[4695-20120817] Growler. Roasted coffee ground aroma. Black body with a long-lasting creamy brown head. Roasty coffee grounds and resiny hops flavour. Full body. Quite tasty. (7/4/8/4/16) 3.9
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
On tap at Hopleaf. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is big, resiny and dank citruses with lots of dark chocolate and slightly ashy roasts. A few minty florals in there as well. Flavor is similar. Plenty of catty citruses and minty florals with a bunch of dark chocolates and somewhat ashy roasts. Finishes dry, roasty, resiny, and moderately bitter with lots of citruses and a nice chocolate. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium, smooth body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really enjoyable Black IPA. Lots of citruses and pleasantly bitter with a good amount of ashy roasts, but well balanced by a nice chocolate backing. Good one.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
A dense black IPA with a great roasted malt texture and scent. Superbly blended with a lot of nice grains going on. Chocolate, malt, wheat, and hop notes all mix nicely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2012
In short: A roasted and citrusy Black IPA of above average quality.
How: Growler shared at Camping Brewdown 2012.
The look: Very near black body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose is inviting with pleasant bright hop aroma (mostly citrusy but also a bit grassy) and a good roast. Taste has highly roasted blackened malts with some of the usual suspects of this type of malt backbone (cacao sensation, ground coffee), nothing fruity here. Hopping shines, mostly citrusy, bitterness of medium intensity. The roast and bitterness create a somewhat dry finish. Good mouthfeel with a lot of soft bubbles. My type of Black IPA, an above average example of the style. Another good growler shared at week-end long Camping Brewdown 2012, that party was so epic that it should have been narrated by Morgan Freeman.


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