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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (529) - - 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

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Pure black. Very heavy smokey smell, with incredibly fresh hop notes popping through. Thick tan head.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Pitch black, huge foamy tan head leaves lots of lacing. Pine aroma. Roasted malt with long lasting hoppy pine amd bitter finish. Medium body, easy to drink. Enjoyed it. Nice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scipio (756) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Pours a dark brown, almost black actually, with a full tan head that settles slowly. The aroma has lots of pine, roasted malts, coffee, mild smokiness, and some light floral notes. The taste is very roasted, while containing lots of pine, chocolate, and coffee. Plenty of hoppy bitterness with this one. Aftertaste is quite long, and it is a roasted pine flavor. Medium bodied, with a more thick texture, and big in lively carbonation. This is a pretty cool beer. If you take away all of the hoppiness, you would get a good stout. With everything going on in here, I find this very enjoyable.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (909) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle. 11/2/13. Pours opaque brown-black with a thick, fluffy, chocolate head. Aroma is bitter hops, citrus, chocolate, coffee, graham cracker, grass. Smells like a really rich, beautiful CDA. Taste is dry, aggressive, bitter, malty, nice; coffee, cocoa, citrus, grass, bitter hops, creamy. The Crystal Malt really comes through. This is really tasty! Exquisite lacing; the kind you want! Medium carbonation. Full bodied. Really a great beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cancer4TheCure (14) - - JAN 7, 2014
A strong black IPA, from my favorite brewery. Flavorful and toasty without being too boozy or abrasive. Highly drinkable and lighter on the charred character prevalent in this style. One of my go-to sixers.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Darker black body. Looks kind of like a cola. Big hop aroma with some sweetness. Lots of chocolate taste. Good amount of hop flavor. Mouthfeel similar to coke.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2015
12 oz Bottle. Appearance is dark brown/black color with medium, beige head--in color, head, and lacing this is a beautiful beer. Aroma is forward with the citrus hops, grapefruit, lemon, pine with a subtle roasty, coffee note in the background. Taste is nice and bitter with the herbally, piney flavors showing. Roasted malt coffee and slight sweet caramel are also present. Palate is medium to full-bodied, creamy texture, and nice and dry in the finish. Great beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccex (1074) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2015
12 oz. bottle pours a dark brown/with moderate beige head that leaves good lacing. Aroma has citrus and piney hops with some roasted coffee and perhaps even coconut. Taste is bitter at the start with some caramel sweetness and roastiness in the middle before the bitterness lingers in the finish. Body is medium to full with average carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel. There’s a lot more going on here than I expected. A great black IPA I’ll definitely try again.


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