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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 57   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Knee Deep in Powder is an American Style India Black Ale a.k.a. Black IPA brewed with Pacific Northwest hops. Deceptively dark in appearance, it’s big hop aroma prepares you for a intense hop flavor that bursts right out of the beer. Our IPA + Black Ale, is the perfect companion to a day spent knee deep in powder


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2013
This is unretired, I guess. Bottle. Gusher. Muddy brown color, brown ice cream cone head. Aroma of pine, cocoa, coffee grounds. Taste is roasty bitter chocolate, very bitter finsih. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4493) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thick, four centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, roasted malt, nuts, sour milk and a bit of light hops makes a nice balance. Medium-bodied; Assertive roasty malt flavours at first then shows some of the soured milk and quite a bit of toffee and caramelised sugars. Aftertaste has some light herbal and grassy hoppy flavours, but mostly the lactic and malty notes coming through. Overall, a decent Black IPA, but not amazing, and showing more of a porter type flavour than an IPA, but still, worth trying if you like either style and can find it! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa, Mesa, California on 05-August-2012 for US$4.99 sampled at home in Washington on 23-October-2012.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 6, 2012
deep brown color witht tan head. Pine, floral, caramel, mild plastic aromas. medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Dry black malt, caramel flavors with pine, florals, nicely bitter finish--good

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoostIPA (1110) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Big thanks to NorCalgrowler for this trade extra. Pours a deep brown, almost black with a dark brown head. Roast and cocoa in the nose. Taste follows suit, with the addition of bittering hops. Mouthfeel is slick. A nice Black IPA, and in my opinion better than Stone’s recent collaboration "more brown than black".

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3228) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 15, 2012
22oz bottle purchased at Bel-Air in Woodland, Ca. The aroma is pretty faint and weak in terms of hops. Pretty herbal, with what appears to be mostly Chinook. Some light pineiness is also there. Cocoa aromas and modest roastiness is also present. Pretty weak on the hops. Mostly transparent cola-colored body with a small-medium light tan head. Starts a bit piney and herbal with PNW C-hops present. Mild astringency. Some thick, chewy, roasted, and midly burnt maltiness follows. Finishes with more aggressive, bitter, herbal hops. I get a good deal of Chinook in this. Not the most balanced or subtle beer in the world.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4356) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Looks great. Not all that much hop in the aroma, but a definite hop flavor with a very strong bitter finish to it, but in a way I like. Dry yet still refreshing. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (564) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Appearance was blackish, creamy 1 finger tannish head with average retintion ,no lacing.Aromas where roasted sweet malts hints of coffee or toffee. Hops where faintly present in nose. Taste where sweet malts upfront then the hops came shinnig through with bite.Mouthfeel was smooth creamy carbonation meduim body with long astringent bite towards the back. Could be more balanced...

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anova167 (267) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - FEB 7, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours black with a nice thick off-white head with good retention. Aroma is mostly malt and could probably use another late addition or dry hop to help bring this forward. Flavor, though, is hop forward with a nice blend of different flavors. Finish is a little astringent, but this is a pretty nice Black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 24, 2012
bottle shared by wray043. Pours pitch black with a large biege head. Has a citrus aroma and a burnt chocolate malty flavor with a bitter pine finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thetmaxx (729) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Poured into a snifter. Aroma was nice, but not as hoppy as expected, the flavor reflected the hops better, aroma was mostly malt. Very nice beer still, but not the best black ipa.


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