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RATINGS: 69   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3328) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 23, 2011
bottle-pours almost black with a soapy kacki head that lasted a long time cold but not very long warm. seems somewhat backwards. nose is of piney hops, char, smoke, lite chocolate with some herbal character. flavors are very chary with alot of pine and herbal hop notes. very well balanced but leaves a bigtime char finish. could be the least metallic Black IPA i have had to date. the malt has enough sweetness to overide the metalllic flavors. some alcohol detected long into the finish. somewhat warming. a very tasty example of this style!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 5, 2012
I had this on draft at Karl Strauss in Costa Mesa. At first it tasted a bit thin and watery, but as I got further along a nicely balanced roasty, hoppy beer showed up.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
22oz bottle. Rating #48. Tasty beer, nice light roast with a bit of spicy rye and moderate bitterness. Good stuff and well made. (2560)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2012
A black colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of sweet roasted malt with fruits and hop, The taste of sweet fruits, roasted malt, laurel and some hops. The aftertaste of laurel, some fruits with a little bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
garthicus (2779) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 11, 2012
Thanks to Brock. Appearance: Pitch black, creamy yellow head. Aroma: lactose, spice, a quick metallic nose, roasty. Flavour: Roasty, tangy, toast, a little hoppy with a decent malty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2726) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bomber from BevMo. Nose is quite hoppy with a little bit of sweet roasted maltiness. Fairly hoppy with some sweetness. Good amount of roast. Nice balance of hops and roast.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2639) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 28, 2013
Bottle at Antenna America. Black coloured with golden head. Aroma is caramel, roasty, slight fruitiness, beefy. Taste is bit savoury, fruity too, chewy, quite strange but nice, fruity cherry and strawberry. Nice and roasty too. Pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 6, 2012
22oz bottle. Dark brownish red with a small light tan head. Aroma is lots of citrus, pine and floral hops with coffee, spicy rye and chocolate. Flavor is bitter hops, roasted coffee, cocoa, and light alcohol. Medium body with a thick mouth feel. This is a nice big, hoppy, black IPA. There is a lot going on but seems to work good together.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - FEB 19, 2013
KS got the chops - this is pretty darn good. Good chocolate malt body, a hint of rye with some pretty big PNW hops. All tied together pretty well. Not overtly flash, but lean, mean and hop green.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JUN 26, 2014
22oz bottle - While walking the aisles at my local BevMo, I keep seeing the same selection. But out of the corner of my eye, I see a stack of new Karl Strauss beers and quite the nice price at less than $5 a bomber. And like any good beer geek, I had to get one. So on a Sunday afternoon after my Raiders gave a beatdown to the Jets of New York, I popped the cap to this one and was quite suprised at what lay in store for me. The beer poured out an inky, jet black body with a eruptive 3-finger dirty white head. Aroma had a thumping chocolate/hoppy 1-2 punch with some support from char, smoke and a light meat marinade. Flavor started out with an up-front and center roasty malt note like a porter or a stout, but then the tarty-rye character shows up and it starts to stand up to the roasty notes. Pepper-like notes show up around mid-palate and combine the roasty-ness of the malts, the bitterness of the hops, the tartness of the rye and the spicey/peppery-ness of maybe the yeast and this is one damn good beer. Creamy mouthfeel, fantastic lacing left behind. Kudos for making a great, great beer.


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