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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Black Wheat IPA


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (4789) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
On tap at both Hill Farmstead and Parker Pie the same day. Dark brown (almost black) with a medium creamy beige head and good lacing. Aroma is grassy hops and roasted malts forward, but there’s also cocoa notes and oniony notes. Taste is very slightly sweet and features the same flavors as aroma along with a medium bitterness. Body is medium. Carbonation is medium. Mouthfeel is silky smooth and also somewhat creamy. Grassy and roasty finish. Rather dry. Very easy drinking, but also really flavorful Black IPA. A winner.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 10, 2011
Growler. Pours a deep almost black with a large creamy tan head that laced. Aroma of chocolate, pine, orange, tobacco and dark caramels. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, lightly roasted malt, tobacco, great hop flavor and bitterness. Some spicy rye notes.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (4189) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2012
$6 at three penny Pitch black. 2 finger leathery brown head that fades to a thin Layer. Nice lacing Smell is smoker malts, chocolate and tobacco. Lots of American piney hops. Taste is very bitter, hint of smoke and some pine cone at the finish. Espresso beans and honey as well Medium body. High carbonation on this tap.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2013 Bottle, thanks Kan! Pours dark brown with white head. Aroma has nice citrus and pine, Flavors of are juicy fruit, citrus, malty, Good stuff. 3.7 Shared again by Kan around X-mas ’12 and was not a fan. really strange hop combo not mixing well with the malt base. didn’t get a wheat character in it so...3.4

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3730) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Growler at my parents house, shared with my dad. Thanks Frank!!! Pour is pitch black with a pillowy brown head and great lacing. Pine, grass, roasted cocoa, light coffee, a touch of vanilla, and wood in the aroma. Pine needles, earthy hops, roasted malt, dark chocolate, bread, and graham crackers with a big bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel with medium-to-soft carbonation. Not my favorite HF beer, but a damn solid Black IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2015
On tap at Tria Taproom. Dark brown with beige foam. Nose is orange peel, grapefruit, cherry and chocolate with a hint of lemon zest. Medium body with soft carb. Taste is grapefruit, mango, Baker’s chocolate and coffee. Unlike most black IPA’s I’ve tried this one features complimentary instead of clashing bitter notes. Subdued sweetness allows hops to blend into the dark roast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3705) - Kansas, USA - APR 1, 2011
~ 12 oz tulip glass draft at the Blind Tiger in New York City. Pour is dark brown, black with an ever so slight ruby twinge. Nice one inch off white head falls slowly with pretty lacing. Aroma is the rye up front, followed close behind with roast malt and pine hops. Really fresh clean and balance nose. Taste follows suit, rye, roasted malt and pine hops all nicely blended and well balanced. Palate is medium bodied, aftertaste lingers with the nice soft roastiness. Nice one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3624) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Pours black with a medium creamy tan head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma has bitter dark chocolate and mild pine. Flavor has slightly more pine, burnt/roastiness, dark chocolate, and even a hint of espresso...fairly bitter. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is roasty/piney and very bitter...dry and lingering.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chibuck (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Growler provided by Chris, drank from my Hill Farmstead glass... Dark brown body with a light tan head that is very bright. Good retention and lacing... The aroma is very nice lots of rye, coffee, hoppy finish... The taste has more hops than anything, a very hoppy rye beer. Light roast coffee with lots of pine hops. The roast and hops are perfectly intertwined and compliment each other perfectly. A great hoppy rye ipa.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (3401) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2012
On tap at the source. Pours a solid dark brown, black color with a decent sized off white head that persists forever. Smells of garlic and green onion with a nice hit of caramel and light chocolate along with a nice earthy spicy wheat aroma. The flavor follows the aroma quite well. sweet caramel and bready spicy malt accentuated by hints of chocolate and countered by onion and garlic hops. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a creamy grainy mouthfeel. I normally don’t go for a wheat beer, but I enjoyed the hell out of this one.


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