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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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When checkered blackball flags dot the California coastline, experienced surfers migrate to advanced breaks where strangers to the sport dare not. Blackball is a Belgian-inspired India Pale Ale with a robust West Coast hop profile. Belgian ale yeast, coriander, and Curacao lend a fruity and spicy character for an ale bolder than your average IPA. A blend of New Zealand and Cascade hops add a vibrant floral aroma and clean citrus hop bitterness that lingers through its crisp, dry finish. Drink up while it’s young, heavily hopped IPA’s are best enjoyed fresh.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy deep golden with an off-white head. Sweet spicy, yeasty aroma with some hops. Rich body, heavy sweet fruit, yeast and phenols with a bitter finish. 270812

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry grapefruity, mango and pine. Light phenolic. Bitter, toasted malty and light caramelish. Bitter and toasted malty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11027) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Hazy golden with a lasting white head. Malty aroma with orange and peach and a hint of bubblegum. Sweet malty and fruity flavour with a touch of alcohol, and some off-notes of glue and bubblegum

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13198) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
A clear, golden beer topped by a small, off-white head. The aroma has quite a lot of white sugar, it’s fruity and piney and has some alcohol and a whiff of something spiced. The flavor is sweet and alcoholic, it’s warming and full-bodied on the palate, with a decent carbonation level. Pine cones, malty sweetness, bitterness and white sugar in the finish. A beer lacking balance. 140118

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (13761) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with a creamy head. Nutty and hoppy nose. Sweet malts and citrus. Quite some alcohol. Caramel, mild yeast and dusty hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10259) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 22, 2014
Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sugar, malt, fruit, pine. Flavour is sugar, malt, hop, berries, fruit, pine. OK/Nice beer

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29164) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma has notes of caramel, malt, and a bit of hay. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, malt, dusty hops, and a bit of caramel, leading to a dry, dusty, and alcoholic finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
22oz bottle. Rating #37. Nice beer, I didn’t get a whole lot of of Belgian character out of it, but good still. Sweet more than anything, it’s a nice sweetness though, mild bitterness. (2559)

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
symmetric (53) - - MAY 9, 2013
Smells great; citrusy, piney, and slightly tropical hop notes. Flavor is dominated by Belgian yeast, which isn’t well blended with the hop flavours.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Pours a medium yellow. Aroma is sorta blah for an IPA. A bit of licorice an Belgian yeast taste here but to me it is working against the Hops. Better than the average Karl Strauss though.


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