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RATINGS: 561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2855) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
$4.49 bomber at Trader Joes. 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 Im 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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (2210) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2015
Bomber sampled@Rolands Mondialnachlese III, Feb 15. Brown cola pour. Nose of wet bark, marcuja, liquorice, ash, berries. Same surfaces in taste with some chocolate powder, kept in check by West Coast hops: postmodern reticent fruits. Quite light-bodied. Will revisit in larger quantities.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aquilo (559) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Black with a thick tan head. Aroma is roasty malt with some cedar, and perhaps a hint of citrus. Flavor is bitter, but mellow. Velvet mouthfeel. Absolutely wonderful. This is the first time I have genuinely fallen in love with a black IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VinegarStroke (297) - Napa, California, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle: Clear, black, thick head & good lace. Hops dominate with black malt. Clean and intense. Palate is dry, not sour but very bitter. Reasonably fresh for a black beer. Good intensity. It lacks complexity. Classic West coast IPA but its dark.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hapjydeuce (961) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottled. Deep brown color with a black center. Medium to low carbonation. Smoky malt aroma with pine needles and toast. Flavor is peppery and floral with a smoky peat tone underneath. Smoky malt hides the caramel flavors expectant of a strong IPA. Finishes with lasting bitterness and a bit of coconut and chocolate. OK

0.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Wilfong3250 (4) - Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2015 does not count
This beer is terrible. I get that people love a big hop flavor, but this is all you get in this brew. Nothing but hop. No balance, just bitter. Just gross ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidelis83 (2061) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Black pour with a tall, creamy, then chunky tan head. Aroma is dark caramel, dank hops, citrus, passion fruit heavy tropical notes, a hint of smoke an odd onion-like note, a touch of iodine and some odd salty mushroom notes. Flavor is big, sweet dark caramel, lots of soy sauce, probably more clearly than I have ever recognized the note in a beer, save perhaps bad bottles of Sam Adams Triple Bock, light peat-like smoky notes, old onion, overcooked scrambled egg, sweet citrus, passion fruit and oily roasted malt. Medium body, creamy to oily feel and light, but sharp carbonation. Its surprisingly decent overall, despite its flaws.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pepsican (1465) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle from six pack aroma. Big grapefruit hop nose, tropical fruit, sweet melon, dark sweet jams (blackberry?), little to no roast. Flavor of beef jerky, salt, umami notes. Bitter hop notes. Overly boozy, touches of soy sauce on the back end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (301) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Pours black color with a creamy Nitro-like head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and hops. Nice. Flavor is lots of roasted malts, chocolate, some hops in the middle. And a hoppy bitter finish. Great black IPA.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ricks (2) - ARGENTINA - FEB 26, 2015 does not count
Astonished. Excelent balance, hops are plenty but not boring as a lot of IPAs. Toast malts are present, in a suitable way, but leaving hops show. Congratulations !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1170) - Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Opaque black. Nice lace, short creamy head. Hoppy aroma of bright sweet fruit, toasted marshmello with sweet pastry. Soft smooth slick malt, creamy, chocolate, light roast more on the finish,hops with citrus, fruit, all the way through. Want to say umami. Bitter sweet but more sweet, somewhat syrupy, but huge Big pine bitter to balance with the roast. Lagunitas is not shy about hops. Has some salty/ astringency in finish. Gets ashy and astringent as it warms in finish. Bitter linger and salty linger.


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