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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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When the sun goes down past Crystal Pier, the postcard view of the Pacific fades into the dark. As the tourists head off down the Boardwalk, a distinctly local vibe returns to PB. Boardwalk Black Rye IPA is a spicy black ale with a hop profile that’s pure West Coast. Black and caramelized rye malts add complex spicy and roasted notes, while three massive additions of Ahtanum hops provide the vibrant floral aroma and citrus hop character of a Double IPA. Keep Boardwalk out of the cellar, this hoppy offering is best enjoyed fresh.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChazMania (653) - Pasadena, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Bomber poured into glass- huge aroma that reminds me nearly of a smoked porter, that burnt smokey aspect. Dark brown nearly black beer, more carbonation on it than my previous rated beer the Off The Rails. Taste is good with some bitter chocolate along with a nice full body. Much better beer than the previous Karl Strauss beer I was drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2011
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, black walnut in color with a nice aroma and flavor of sweet fruits , brown sugar, burnt roast malts

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2011
(22oz bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, rye, citrus, light smoke, and toasted marshmallow. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, citrus, and pine with a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a near black with a large and thick brown head that has pretty decent staying power and good retention. Aromas of fruit. Strong citrus, orange and grapefruit with a considerable amount of esters. Light roast, coffee, some spice and a bit of a metal character as well. Tobacco, chocolate, light dark fruit. Flavors are quite roasty, toasty and spicy. Roast dominates and finishes a bit nutty, dry and acrid. Thin, dry. Spicy. Moderate hop flavors of pine and citrus (somewhat unpleasant, but I don’t particularly care for Ahtanum hops, which I think this uses). Roast, lightly astringent, lasting bitterness. Thin, warming, medium bubbles. The roast and even somewhat astringent malt character dominates the hop character (that said, I am picky on which Black IPAs I like).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6498) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours black with a thick tan head and a citrus aroma. There is a dry treacle and rye flavor with a bitter pine finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Bottle. Blackish beer with a dark tan head. Dark malt and light grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and light roast flavor with light chocolate. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and light pine lingers with light cocoa and light roast.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewtal_brewer (1) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2011 does not count
Black. Long lasting Thick brown head. Chocolate in front,  warm  slight alcohol aftertaste Nutty Rye is predominant but not overpowering Heavily hopped but not overly bitter Well balanced Smokey Light aroma Slightly smokey Slight hoppyness Overall good beer

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2011
22oz bottle. Pours completely opaque black with small foamy brown head. Aroma is piney hops with chocolate. Earthy hops up front followed by unsweetened cocoa and finishes sticky and smooth with an almost stout-like chocolatyness. Very slight lingering bitterness makes this quite an impressive little drink. I’ve generally not been a fan of KS, and this might be the first KS brew I’ve sincerely enjoyed, so I hope they are stepping up their game!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Black with a creamy tan head. Roasted grain bread and citrus hops aroma and taste with a hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (900) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Pours a dark black with a tan head with spotty lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, pine resin, some coffee, and some rye spicyness. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee, pine, citrus hops, bittersweet chocolate, and peppery rye notes. has a medium full body with a creamy, somewhat oily moutfheel, and dry bitter, somewhat sour finnish from the rye. overall, a very nice beer that shows off the continuing improvement of Karl Strauss.


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