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RATINGS: 641   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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There are two kinds. There is the DayTime kind, which is bright and welcoming and then there is the NightTime kind, which should never be confused with the DayTime. NightTime is dark and deep and may take you to unexpected places, places that the DayTime cannot. But then, the NightTime is not suited for ordinary life and ordinary tasks. In fact, NightTime may be the answer for that sort of thing, meaning that those sorts of things may never get done. Things take time in the NightTime, things slow down and you can puase (you have to, actually) and investigate carefully to find that level of objective detachment that is only possible under the spell of the NightTime. Seek the Day, but fear not the Night.

2014 - 8.6%, 73 IBU.
2015 - 7.8%, 74 IBU.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2903) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
$4.49 bomber at Trader Joeís. Pours with a big smell of dried hops. Black thick body with a slightly off-white head, though a bit more ocher to the pouring part. Nose when Iím drinking is strong on Amarillos or Citras. A fruity ale background builds on some grapefruit hop character. A bit grainy, with warming alcohol along the background. Great value.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (728) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown, nearly black pour with a thick beige head. Fairly mild aroma, some roasty malts and bright citrus showing through, a bit of creamy chocolate. Taste is big bright citrus with a crisp bitter edge, but supported by rich, roasty malt, fairly thick texture and a bit of a creamy chocolate finish. More fruity as it warms. A really nice black IPA with a lot of body and a good balance.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1424) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aromas of pine and grapefruit. Flavor of pine, citrus, mainly grapefruit, and some light chocolate or coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15381) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2015
On tap at The Ginger Man, NY. An almost black one, topped by a finger-thick, dense, light beige head. The aroma is lightly roasted, with pine cones, orange zest and resins. Itís full-bodied and semi-dry with a nice carbonation level and flavors of light roasted malts, zest and pine cones and a nice bitterness. Lightly roasted hop dominated finish. Quite lovely this one, more focused on the hops than the malts, which is the way I like it. 150624

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a foamy beige head. Aroma of pine, citrus and grapefruit. Flavor of dark malts, pine, roast, citrus fruit, grapefruit and some light chocolate. Medium body, soft carbonation, dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (783) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Aroma: melasa, pine and resin, roasted notes. Appearance: black color and beige thinhead. Taste: high bitterness (herbs abd resin), herbal notes, slightly roasted, melasa, bitter chocolate, quite dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Interesting variation on Black IPA, nice pine bitterness.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ctplt777 (326) - - JUL 18, 2015
This is excellent, probably the best black ipa I have had. Aroma is full of chocolate and roasty malts but theres a hoppiness that cuts throught and you get a nice blast of citrus pine. Taste is really really good. You get the best aspects of a nice heavy chewy stout but theres a huge bitterness from the ipa side of the beer. Itís citrusy and tropical and meshes perfectly with the stout. I really enjoyed this beer, it was a nice breath of fresh air for me. Itís very different but executed well and like I said, the best black ipa Iíve had so far.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koskela (402) - Marysville, California, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Hops fill my nose with a malty sweet underlying body in this clear super deep red brew. The taste is hoppy sweet with a hint of licorice it seems. It's medium bodied and a decent carb.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savage_Night (115) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Pours black with a khaki head. Head retention is great. AROMA: hop spice, pine, caramel, herbs, very slight chocolate and malty. TASTE: hop spice/bitter, bittersweet citrus, caramel, malty, coffee, chocolate, herbs, alcohol, soy sauce, spice, dark fruit, clove and slight molasses. AFTER TASTE: hop bitterness, chocolate bitterness, malt and spices with a rich slightly thick finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bkurtz (1006) - PERU - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle - Pours dark with a fairly big, frothy head that left some lacing. Great aromas of pineapple, mango, and caramel. Notes of chocolate with citrus IPA flavors and a warming finish. The kind of beer I like.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2015
Draught @ The Ginger Man, New York, NY
Pours almost black with a beige head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape and pine. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long slightly roasted, chocolate, citrus, grape and pine finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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