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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial/Double Black IPA
An uncivilized amount of american hop spicyness along with a chocolaty mix of dark roasted flavors.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamJackson (2386) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 7, 2014
chocolate colored, caramel and coffee nose and toffee with roasted notes. overall pretty bitter and some pine cones a little too roasty for me

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (2175) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
Draught at CBC ’14. Opaque black liquid with medium light dark head. Aroma of coffee, grass, weed, citrus and licorice. Taste is dry and medium to high bitter with notes of coffee and grass. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Really grassy but OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (238) - NORWAY - MAY 2, 2014
Pours black, a little light comes through holding it to the light. Aroma has florals and licorice. Taste has some coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1333) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
CBC 2014 Pours dark dark brown low off white head Aromas of dark malts, hints of coffee, tropical fruits, pine Taste has nice mix of hoppy tropical fruits and dark bitter maltyness

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle in Tom’s pub with our Mes on his 40th and the boys and girls. Poured deep dark black with a thin to medium lasting tan head. What can I say? I really like Hoppin’ Frog beers, really like black IPA’s. So this should be a match made in heaven. And it was! Jurassic park. Lovely hop prescence, grapefruit, peach, pine, chocolate, carbonation was bang on for me, smooth palate. Just awesome. Loved it. Great work fellas. People at Hoppin’ Frog, I want your beers available in the UK (Manchester). I can hook you up!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
alicenmae (8) - - APR 27, 2014 does not count
Surprisingly light on the palate for such a dark beer. Reminds me of cold coffee. No bitterness and overall surprisingly good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6547) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Dense dark brown with a tan head. Sweet fruity hops and cocoa on the nose. More dark caramel than roast here, soft over-ripe tropical fruit hop character, modest bitterness. Nice enough.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6285) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2014
22 oz. bottle from Homer321 - thanks again! Figures he sends an Ohio bottle that I haven’t seen on shelves since I moved back to Ohio. Anyway, this one pours an almost jet black color with a finger of creamy khaki head that laces the glass heavily. Aroma of dark chocolate, earthy and herbal hops, roasted malts, faint peppery spice, toast, and burnt sugar. The hops take a while to open up, but once they do, they have a much different character than most other black IPAs. Flavor of chocolate, roasted and toasted malts, tobacco, earth, and cocoa powder. Light-medium bodied, with a malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Very soft on the palate, and drinks under its 8.8% ABV. This one took a while to reveal its charms. I had to keep upping my score.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (939) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle from a store in Columbus, OH. 650ml. Shared with dad in snifters. Pours a very dark, mostly opaque with a one finger eggshell head. Head lasted awhile and solid lacing. The aroma was the traditional black IPA hops meets roasted malts. The hops were pine, resin and wet grass while the malts were roasty and chocolaty. The taste was a great balance between both hops and roasted malts with the finish being slightly bitter and pine. Medium body and carbonation. Seriously good black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (269) - Kansas, USA - APR 4, 2014
A black body reveals soft mahogany highlights when illuminated, smooth tight 1.5" khaki head settles to a thin cap creating leopard lace all around
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Savory hop notes lead the way with grapefruit, tropical nuances, and lime merging into a dark toasty chocolate base conjuring coffee dipped chocolate chip cookies on a medium-light body finishing roasty with a bold coating residual echoing the flavors and aromas

22oz bomber served at 45º and warming into TeKu



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