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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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 IBUs. 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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7317) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2016
On tap at Howells & Hood. Almost black with a tan head. Aroma of hops, dark chocolate, some licorice and grapefruit. Similar taste. Nicely balanced and with a bitter finish. A tasty one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6900) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Sampler on tap at the brewpub (Sawyer, MI). Pours a dark blackish brown hue, near opaque with glowing brownish edghes, a frothy offwhite head sits atop, laces small. Aromas are roasty malts and citrusy hops, florals, and toast. Some anise, subtle, and some good hops. Initial is medium bodied offering some ok roast and toast, a healthy citrusy hops. Grapefruit, lemons, oranges, florals cache into roast, toast, some subtle dark sweetness. A really great Black IPA, healthy hops of citrusy life with roast, toast, and a lack of body (which works in its favor). Darker and roasty with a copious American hop slant. Finish is roasty, hoppy, lingering citrus and dryness. Very well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (6898) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
12oz bottle from Manny57
Black with a medium sized beige head and some lacing. Aroma of pine, toasted malts and chocolate. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and pine resin
OK

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle:   Black, very nice light khaki head, fine bubbles, very sticky lacing... probably one of the better looking Black IPAs.   Spicy nose, like a spiced dark chocolate.   Smooth on the tongue, sweet roasted malts, with that dark chocolate with a hint of some sort of spice.   I want to say some sort of cinnamon and maybe some chilies.   Very interesting, and different.   Smooth on the tongue, almost full bodied.   Clean finish, soft roasted malts, a bit sweet, with the aformentioned spices.   This one is very unique, and very welcomed.   Great example!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6545) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Tap: Deep brown hue with purplish highlights topped by a small fading head. The aroma is quite striking: catty, resiny, leafy, minty, grapefruit, mango, light hop spice, Carafa and ashy, toasted, chocolate, coffee and biscuity malts. The taste is fruity (citrus and plum) with a burnt coffee and ashy undertone. Some chocolate, caramel and nutty tones before a slight clove and pepper hop spice finish. Well done Black IPA has it is not astringent but displays hop characteristics cleanly. The mouth feel is lively, sharp and moderately carbonated that keeps it fresh, slight ashy finish. Overall very solid offering and quite yummy, had two pint glasses of this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6378) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, pine, and light roasted nuts. It pours dark brown with some reddish-orange highlights and a large beige head with great retention and lots of clumpy lacing. The flavor starts with chocolate and a touch of caramel. The finish has moderate roasted nuttiness and pine. Its medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, its a hoppy Porter. Calling it a Black IPA is a bit of a stretch...at least in terms of flavor profile.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6189) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Poured a darker brown, with a beige head. Aroma was of resinous hops and tar. Flavor similAr, lightly burnt ash, resinous and orangey hops. Ehh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (5990) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
From a12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a cola brown with a beige head. Strong pine aroma. Flavors of spruce with bitterness mellowed by some sweet malt.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (5874) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Tap at Trion: Nearly black with a small tan head. Scent is sharp coffee, roast...sharp hops. Taste is nicely hopped, chocolate/coffee. Moderate bitter for 85 IBU...... Very nicely done.


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