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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Black IPA
Winnipeg, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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"... and pray the there’s intelligent life somewhere up in space..." A CDA based on the Black Scrapper but finished completely with Galaxy hops. Released March 17, 2012 - one batch only.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Courtesy of dcschiller. It pours mahogany with a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up malt balls, spicy wood, like notes, flower pedals and roasted malts. The taste has spicy notes from hops like pine and then sort of a cedar wood sensation followed by dark roasted malts and a bit of coffee and chocolate. It has pleasing levels of both roasted malts and hops. Pretty bold in flavor yet pretty thin in palate with the various notes being on the bright side. I would think a year in the cellar will smooth and meld these flavors into harmony.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7991) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours black with tan head. Nose/taste of orange and tangerine peel, roast chocolate, pine and citrus. Some resin in back of palate. Medium body. Smooth.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewturba (950) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours a very dark brown letting just a touch of light through the corners, a large tan head that leaves tons of lace all over the glass. Aroma is a nice hop forward pine, citrus, tropical fruit, and a roasted malt finish. Flavour is assertive roasted malts mixed with pine, citrus, mild tropical fruit, medium-high easy drinking bitterness and a nice dark malty dry finish. Fantastic brew!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1171) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours am almost opaque black with delicate fruity hop aroma of passionfruit, guava, tropical fruits, light citrus, roasted malts and light chocolate. Balance is definitely toward hop aroma but balance of black malts is still present. Taste is tropical fruits, passionfruit, mango, roasted malts, cocoa, light coffee and a complimenting smooth bitterness on the finish. Palate is assaulted by all kinds of flavors with neither hops or malts or bitterness dominating and never harsh. Finishes smooth and almost dry with a mildly slick mouthfeel. Love this beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (3019) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle - Roast malts and earthy vegatel hops. Jet black with a bubbly brown head. Up front hops and bitterness followed by roast malts. Light bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (927) - Nevada, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Thanks to cards04. A bigger malt aroma than most black IPA’s with hints of chocolate. Deep purple body with a lingering cream colored foam. Hop flavor melds well with the espresso malt leading into an astringent finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured clear black with an average to large frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt and earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium dark bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a very good complex beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5336) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2014
22 oz bottle shared by b3shine. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized fluffy beige head. The aroma and flavor have good roasted malt, chocolate and coffee with the hop profile showing grapefruit citrus, earthy, and resiny notes. I thought it was good, but leaned more toward a hoppy porter than a true black ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6013) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2014
22oz bottle, thanks to b3shine for sharing. Very dark brown color, near-black. Good thin khaki kind of tan head. Dots and bits of lace. Slight red hue. Medium-plus body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Awesome hop aroma... Awesome tropical piney grapefruity citrus aroma. Love that galaxy hop. Hint of pine. Good moderate zest, light sweet, bigger bitter taste. A very satisfying black IPA. Good, complex malt and hop profile. Great stuff, especially for a 6%... Great big flavor for that ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5192) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Bomber to taster (shared with the group; thanks DuffMan. Looks good; a translucent dark brown with beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, and hops with some toastiness as well. Tastes like it smells, but not as robust or hoppy. Average on the palate. Good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Masterkush7 (501) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
This was great. Aromas of citrus hops with roasted malt and slight coffee/dark chocolate. Tastes amazing and balanced. With a great hop presence. I love galaxy hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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