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RATINGS: 157   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (8472) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Tap. Woody smoky malt aroma. Dark brown color with small head. Slightly sweet dark chocolate malt and moderately bitter herbal hops flavor. Nice balance.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBeer45 (1299) - Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle from Champanes, this ale had a brown-black pour and it gave a one finger tan colored head that recedes to a thin cover and ring, this beer was opaque but I could see fine bubbles climbing the sides of the glass, there was some spots and small fingers of lacing on the glass, the bottom of the bottle had a layer of dark sediment, when first poured, there were aromas of citrus and grass hops, but the hops sort of drifted away a bit, also, there was roasted malt, coffee, faint dry chocolate, and some dark fruit notes, it had flavors of roasted malt, bitter hops, coffee, faint chocolate and some prune date dark fruit but not as sweet, faint malt and molasses sweetness, the finish had some hop bitterness with malt trailing, the mouth feel was nice with a less than medium with some creaminess, it had average carbonation, one of the better Black IPAs I had sampled, I would recommend.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and fruity hops. Yum! Taste is a great balance of roasted malt and fruit(citrus) hops. So tasty. Green Bush is a 2.5 hour drive for me- sounds like a summer trip.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3663) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2013
This is a dark beer with a big foamy beige head. Some cereal grains, some of them burnt, and citrus hops in the nose. Strong grapefruit juice and pine hop flavors with some roasted grains and burnt toast flavors. There is a wet caramel sweetness. The is a full flavored, sweet hoppy beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3347) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Black body, medium-sized light tan head. spotty lacing. assertive roast, coffee, and earthy/spicy hops. medium bodied, lively carbonation, assertive bitterness in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigtaster (735) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Black mostly opaque, grassy hoppy aroma. Good malt backbone, great grassy hop flavor, some anise. Very drinkable,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7137) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11977) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2823) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9233) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Excellent black IPa, from Champane’s. Black bodied, smooth, juicy more than roasty. A gem worth seeking out.


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