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


on tap

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7150) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4917) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle: Poured a clear dark black color ale with a nice off-white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt notes with some tropical hoppy notes is different and really enticing. Taste is also dominated by some roasted malt with dry bitter notes offset by some of the tropical fruit notes from the hops. Body is about average for style. Great balanced mix between some bitter, tropical and sweet notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3151) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle (650 ml). From northropfrye, thanks! Dark brown with a medium beige head and good lacing. Aroma is of roasted, citrusy notes, chocolate and light piney notes. Taste is slightly sweet and roasted malt forward with light chocolate, piney notes, citrus and light bitterness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Moderately dry finish. Lingering roasty/chocolate finish. Good Black IPA. Not too heavy. Drinkable. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3538) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle at Tom’s. Deep brown-black pour with thin bubbly off-white head. Aroma is malty, molasses, chocolate, light fruity hop aroma, maltier than hoppy, light roasty coffee aromas. Taste is bitter, more from coffee like roastiness than hops, really low hoppiness, light black pepper, roasty finish. Palate is med bodied, light carbonation. Pretty average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (36362) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As Half Pints Black Galaxy ].
Clear dark red brown color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, grass, citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140808]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (4194) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014
(bottle, cheers ferris!) deep clear ruby colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of tobacco and pepper, with a hint of floral hops, curry powder, tangerines and a hint of citrus fruit. flavour is mostly herbal hops, mint and roasted malts, with a hint of yeast, some sugar icing and rose petals. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (9140) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle shared by Ferris @ ChrisO’s. Dark brown color, medium sized off-white to beige head. Aroma is malts, hops, roasty. Taste malts, roastyness, hops, bitter. Medium to full body for a 6% ABV beer and medium carbonation. Quite well balanced between the hops and roastyness. Very much like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vadie (841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
Une grande tête marron qui laisse les belles dentelles sur une bière noir foncé. L’arôme d’houblon floral avec du malt torréfié et un peu du café. Le goût est d’abord du café et malt torréfié avec un peu du chocolat et une amertume forte avec un saveur et aprês goût du pin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3387) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
Une bouteille de dresden. Many thanks! Une robe brune foncée et une superbe tête mousseuse qui génère une très belle dentelle. Au nez, un équilibre plaisant entre les fruits tropicaux, du chanvre, des aiguilles de pin et les malts rôtis, grillés et chocolatés. Ce style me plaît bien lorsqu’il montre bien les deux côtés de la médaille. Au goût, le caractère noir remporte la première manche mais quand le houblon est au bâton, il ne frappe que des coups sûrs. En bouche, je note un corps bien fait, aéré et tout en légèreté : une construction qui facilite bien des choses. En finale, la résine et les notes de conifères volent un but et les notes rôties/chocolatées avancent jusqu’au marbre. Bien exécutée. Je ne suis pas tombé en amour mais je suis bien capable d’apprécier cette bière qui appartient à un style qui souffre de son ambivalence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3296) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
Un bomber partagé par Patrick. Une bière brune avec des reflets acajou. Un nez de malt grillé et rôti alimenté par des houblons sentant la marijuana. Une bouche collante par la résine des houblons. Un pétillement sur la langue en finale avec une amertume bien dosée.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9064) - , 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.

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