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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Black Wheat IPA


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmm635 (855) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Poured dark brown with a khaki colored head. Piney hops hit me first, followed by roasted malts and chocolate, with noticeable spicy rye. Like a really well-hopped porter. Lingering finish. Very enjoyable!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Pour from a growler. Black beer with a tan head. Aromas of pine, grass and dark chocolate. Medium in body on your palate. Roasted malt, earthy,grassy and bitter hops. Hard to decipher any wheat quality. Great flavor retention and the finish is clean and dry. Really good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Godofthecellar (667) - NYC, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Growler, poured black with tan head which dissipated quickly. Smell and taste of malt and cocoa. Very smooth with a dry finish. Nice balance between the malt and hops, overall one of my favorite black ipa’s

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekoerper (588) - Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Tap. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and lots of resiny hops. Pours black, tan head with good retention and lacing. Flavor is highly bitter, lots of resin and dank grapefruit, coffee, bitter chocolate, caramel and a slightly sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Another offline rating from last December. Taster at the source. Jet black with a nice head. Smell was very hop forward, like I would expect from HF "lighter" hoppy ales, roasted malts, slight cocoa, and a bit of hay. Taste again with the hops, piney, resin, slight juicy citrus, roast, bit of cocoa, and a nice bitterness. Best I have ever had of the black IPA style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2011
On Tap at the Blind Tiger. Pours a deep cloudy brown with a medium sized tan head. Aroma consists of a nice dose of earthy style hops coupled with a caramel malt undertone. Taste is hops forward with a nice balance of the same caramel malt from the nose, finishes long and dry with the rye really coming to is own in the end. Easy to put down, has a medium body and is silky smooth in the mouth. Excellent beer, the first I have had from them, kudos!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fbm115 (183) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2012 re-rating for the winter 11-12 batch. poured from a 750ml growler. pours brown just about black color (more black than brown...) with a lively but dense latte colored head that hangs out for quite a while. Hovering just above the glass there is a rich potent blast citrus and pine sting with a chocolatey roastiness. taste begins with an explosion of hop flavors that are stinging my best guess is chinook. the color makes you think stout but the malt flavor is lighter and cleaner without any astringency. mouthfeel has the perfect bitter bite and medium body with moderate smooth carbonation. I should’ve got a 2L...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biggirlpanties (181) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
750mL swing top thanks to GT2 via yourefragile. Thanks! Great appearance : opaque black with a fluffy tan head. Webby lacing. Aroma is peat moss, ash, wet earth. Taste is woody, bitter, hints of fresh grapefruit juice paired with coffee. Strange combination of aromas and flavors that don’t meld as well as its rivals. Palate is okay, thinner, needs more body. Feels overly bitter and sharp. Definitely good beer but disappointing for hill farmstead.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourefragile (138) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2013
750 mL growler. Thanks Tucker. Pours a clear dark brown, near black with a thick foam tan head. Good retention and sticky lacing throughout. Strong roast malt aroma with a strong punch of pine, light smoke and faint citrus. Flavor has a strong roast malt backbone with a subtle spice and breadiness throughout before a dry finish with strong pine hops and mild citrus sweetness. Enjoyed the balance of malt and hops more so with this than James. Creamy, medium thick body with light carbonation. A very nice black IPA with subtle rye spiciness.


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