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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmoreau (2470) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass with modest gush this time, but not as active as other GB offerings have treated me. Displayed a ruby highlighted, black/brown color, with abundant, moussy, brownish tan head foam that left thick, patchy lacing on the glass. The aroma was roasty, with some sweetness, mocha notes, mainly citrus, but some odd combination of resin, chemical, and caramel scent, along with well water & rust after further revisiting the nose. The taste was dry, roasty, with a bit of burnt grain & smoke, and medium, earthy, citrusy hop bitterness that lingered. Medium bodied, with lively enough carbonation. The taste was okay, the nose disappointed, but I wasn’t angered, just bummed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Caramel with coffee and chocolate. A decent bit of pine and citrus also. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours an opaque brown-black with a ridiculous tan head -- seriously looks like the Pillsbury fucking dough-boy blew cinnamon roll dough chunks on top of a pint of stout (oh, did I mention that it looks like a stout?). Nose is piney and grapefruity hops and dark roast, with some malt riding shotgun. Mouth is big and bold -- think Dom Delusie in a Hawaiian shirt on a Hog at Sturgis, chocolate, roast and some ash, big citrusy hops. Finishes with a bang of espresso on the way out, then lingering bitterness. Nice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (826) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Big, smokey, roasted malt flavors are balanced effortlessly by a blast of spicy, cedary hops which linger long. Manages to be rich and filling yet crisp and refreshing all at once, with bitter dark chocolate notes adding late complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2013
12oz bottle. Big, real deal Black IPA. Opaque brown-black body. Big foamy beige head. Classic black chocolate mint aroma and flavor. Big and full bodied, with some serious chocolate covered hops. While it still seems like it’s on the brink of infection, this is a pretty quality offering. Chunky, thick specialty malts. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11251) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate/pine/citrus. Med body. Flavor is chocolate pine. Finishes that way. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6586) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Pours near black with a transient tan head and a coffee and treacle aroma. There is a Chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a sharp bitter hop finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boogerracing (62) - Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Nice dark heavy color with darker creamy head. Lots of roast with a few hops. Great medium body leaves you wanting another drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
strongpieman (1515) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle. Deep black with a tall pillowy tan head. Nice malt aroma that has roasted but not sweet accents. Medium to full body, smooth, lots of flavor and a short finish. Very good all around.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigtaster (558) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Black mostly opaque, grassy hoppy aroma. Good malt backbone, great grassy hop flavor, some anise. Very drinkable,


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