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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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A hoppy black IPA bursting with so much flavor that you might think you’re tasting double. Intensely floral nose, surprisingly light body, and strong bitter finish. ABV 9.5%


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9990) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown, almost black color with a thin sized off white head. Aromas of roast, floral hops, some earth, and chocolate. Tastes of roast, chocolate, pine, and some citrus.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1706) - Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2015
Location/Date:Bottle on 3/2/2015.

Appearance: Pours dark black.
Aroma: Aroma of roast.
Taste: Roasty, light medium bitterness, some licorice.
Palate:Medium body.

Summary: The last brew I tried out of an Ithaca IPA sampler pack. A pretty good Black IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a very dark brown with a large lasting frothy tan head and some lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, floral hops, alcohol and some dark fruit. Flavour follows the aroma but is too boozy. Bitter alcoholic finish. Medium bodied. Just good, a bit of a mess to me.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (517) - - MAR 27, 2015
Black, dense lace. Mediumto full body, intense flavor, smooth texture, pleasantly assertive alcohol heat, lingering palate. Highly bitter but balanced by ample sweetness, Flavor is predominantly roasty but also malty, not as hoppy as I expected. Tastes just whatit's supposed to be. Enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (4625) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2015
On the cold weather Pgh tour of winter 2015 spring at bocktown robinson, part 2. Big and black. No head. Has a medium ips aroma. Wew, first taste is a big kick if IPA. Covers most all aspects of darkness. Yes, the black beer taste attributes are well hiddne. If you closed yoru eyes you’s never know this is a dark beer. Big heavily hopped kick in the face BS.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3128) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Pours cola brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of pine roasted malt. Roasted malt flavor with pine, vanilla, and hint of chocolate. Creamy body. Very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kirk36 (173) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Wow sets the standard for black ipa. Wholly flavor batman, great agonizing month ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (3470) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2015
I don’t know about you guys but when I see a nearly ten percent ABV black IPA my first thought isn’t, "Oh wow, I bet that is a great beer." This is kind of OK though so go ahead and try it if you think you might like it. My first thought was this was really just going to come off as an imperial stout of some sort but it really does come off as more of an IPA. It’s dark in color w/ a white head of fine bubbles. Hops are front in center w/ a bit of sweet orange peel and pine. You don’t get any dark grain character at all until you taste it and even then it’s very mild. This isn’t exactly dry as a bone but it’s minimally sweet for the gravity which helps keep the hops tasting bringht and clean rather than resinous and heavy. As it warms, some chocolatey notes come out and it takes on a bit of a fuller body. It finishes w/ firm bitterness and a lingering bit of semi-sweet chocolate. I figured this for a disaster but it’s actually pretty decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (879) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 19, 2015
Two for two (so far) from brewer. Hard pressed to fault it is a porter/stout with restrained hoppiness that is enticingly almost perfect.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperTiti33 (775) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
Brune foncé. Fin collet brun. Ronde. Bonne amertume. Chocolaté. Note d’espresso. Malt grillé. Bien houblonné. Résineuse. Légèrement anisé. Finale sèche et sucre brulé. Très bien.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dacrza (651) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2015
DATE TASTED: December 30, 2014... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... OCCASION: celebrating Shan’s new holiday--New Year’s Eve Eve... APPEARANCE: jet black body with gray uneven head that simmers to a marshy top; post-trailing is tangible... AROMA: extremely floral with vanilla, citrus and bubblegum; complex... PALATE: immediately effervescent, with bubbles coalescing on the tongue; warming, stoking at the throat; at 9.5% ABV, devilishly subtle...TASTE: intense hops blunt slightly sweet, almost milky hints; malts lend a smoky appeal to the chunky dark body; coffee is secondary, but smoothly infused... OVERALL: a BIG beer that requires sipping for appreciation; in the Box o’ Hops, a third to the Creeker and Flower Power, but that is not an insult, but that’s the company it keeps...


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