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Brewed by Kooinda Boutique Brewery
Style: Black IPA
Rosanna, Vic, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops.
330ml bottles - Kooinda Black IPA
750ml bottles - Kooinda Full Nelson


Nevele's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nevele (10) - - SEP 1, 2012
A great black IPA on tap at The Scratch in Brisbane. Very dark of colour, full of flavour, slight taste of roastiness, and a great bittersweet aftertaste.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosslew (306) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2015
Wonderful on the nose. Hoppy and bitter at the end. Fits the style. 330ml. 1.8std drks, 70IBU, 7%. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wazzawazza (54) - Geraldton, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2015
Delicious! Pours well with a massive head but my word does it taste delicious. Not to be had too cold.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (553) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2015
Tap - pours black with a beige head. Roast malt and hop aroma. Lots of toasty malt on the taste with decent amount of hop flavour. Medium palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2718) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2015
Pours out black with a nice full beige head. Gentle roast grain aroma, fuller taste without overdoing the bitterness. Semi-sweet chocolate lingers.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1538) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is malt, roasty, citrus, fruit and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a fruity and roasty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alberti92 (150) - - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours a midnight black with a thick tan head. Aroma is fairly subtle with hints of smoke, vanilla and dark chocolate. Body is medium and carbonation mild. Taste is fantastic.lots of burnt characters, ash, big hop bitterness with lots of citrus and tropical fruits that come through as well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2014
A distinctly Australasian take on the black IPA using Nelson Sauvin hops. I have a soft spot for this one because it was the first black IPA I ever tried, back when the concept was an oddity that seemed unlikely to catch on. Be warned that the bottles tend to be gentle gushers - I’ve worn a few at the Australian Hotel over the years. Short in the head but the stamina is good. Lovely aroma of tropical fruits dipped in chocolate. In the mouth, it’s dry and ashy at the front of the palate and minty and quenching at the back. Lots of fruity acids. Milo, grape juice, Oz-style cab sav with eucalypt mintiness, Something in this sets the phlegm rising. Carries its 7% abv very easily. Drier than I remembered - perhaps a tad too much - but still a good ’un. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RafeAU (326) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2014
330 ml bottle from Plonk. Pours dark brown almost black, bubbly head. Big hop aroma, flavour is roastey and dark then the hops kick in. Has that distinct Nelson sauvin hop taste, aroma, and slight sourness. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1409) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2014
330mL bottle Near-opaque deep brown body, holds a tight beige head. Pungent aroma of hops; passionfruit, guava, gooseberry, citrus peel, grass, nutty, toasty, lightly roasted coffee malt underneath. Full body, moderately high carbonation, certainly doesn’t seem as strong as it is! Smack bang more hops on the body - guava & lychee, grapefruit & grass, espresso & cocoa. High bitterness dries out the finish. Solid, very solid!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mattress63 (68) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
330ml bottle from XO Cellars in Noosa Junction. Poors dark with nice creamy head and lovely fruity aroma. You can really taste the Nelson Sauvin hops and just the right malt backbone making this such a smooth and easy to drink Black IPA. Nice bitterness on the palate that lingers and creeps up on you. Great beer and quite possibly Kooindas best.


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