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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Pure Milwaukee Genius Series 4: Black IPA - We took all the stuff people love about IPA’s and gave this beer plenty of crystal and dark roasted malts. This dark coffee-colored beer pours a rocky, light tan head that leaves plenty of lacing on the glass. the hoppy pine and floral aromas ready your palate for an immediate bitterness. Instead, the sweet, caramely crystal malts blitz through, followed immediately by a sharp piney flavor from the Zeus and Cascade hops. The smooth body leaves a long lasting hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cblado (298) - Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Got a pint of this at Palomino’s with my Lakefront Brewery tour gift certificate. Thick black color, some light tan head. Looked like a porter, tasted like an IPA, just like a black IPA should. It was definitely heavier than I was expecting, and after drinking several other beers on the brewery tour it was a bit of a struggle. But in and of itself, a great brew that I’d like to try in a different context.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
peteinSD (1461) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Black pour with a chunky tan head and spotty lacing down the sides of the glass. Aroma is minor hop bitterness, light pine, and light, slightly astringent roast. Taste is weak hop bitterness, no pine, and a soft malt backbone with slight roast. Watery mouthfeel. I did not like this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2011
22oz bottle. Dark brown pour with an averaged sized tan head. Chocolate, lighter roast, pine, some earth, and some citrus. Sweeter with a lighter bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: India-Style Black Ale
Date: March 23, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, creamy beige head, sticky lace
Aroma: big citrus aroma on top of heavy roasted malt
Flavor: rich roasted flavor balanced by sweet fruity citrus, touch of orange and sweet tangerine
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2011
12/23/11. 22oz bottle thanks to PorterPounder’s first ever "official" trade. I popped him easy and gentle. Dark brown pour with a loose, soapy tan head that fades to a film fast but laces a lot in thick, creamy sheets. Big hoppy aroma with citrus, pine, and a bit of dank dust underlying chocolate and the teensiest bit of roast. Surprisingly light flavor that shows leafy citrus hops, a bit of pine, more hops, and a bit of chocolate. The taste is nice, but a bit light and thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aurelius (5070) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2011
The aroma, honestly, suggests cat whizz and pencil shavings in a coffee pot. There is dark roast and west coast hops in there too. Bad label. Opaque beer, with a large whitish head. The beer pours with a ’glopping’ that suggest a higher viscosity than the beer actually has. Choco-coffee and tangy on the frontend, unpleasant notes of cabbage, sawdust and weird fruit on the backend. Medium body. Roast finish, with a long coffee aftertaste. This wasn’t my fave. World Market, Tallahassee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
huskerben (15) - - DEC 17, 2011
Pours dark with a good two fingers of head and nice lacing. Aroma is hoppy with a hint of the roasted malts. I really enjoy the flavor and mouthfeel of this beer. Pretty much what you would expect, hoppy like an IPA but with the nutty roasted malt finish. With the price and the drinkability I’ll definitely enjoy this one again sometime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (5697) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2011 Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 11/27/11

Aroma: The nose has notes of roasted malts, toast, pine, and a little bit of resin
Appearance: It pours a black-brown color with a thick brown head and lots of lace
Flavor: The taste is roasted malty sweetness up-front, with a piney hop bitterness later on
Palate: It is medium bodied, but a touch watery, and it feels fairly smooth, with soft-to-average carbonation
Overall Impression: This was a solid Black IPA. I thought it was reasonably balanced between the roasted malts and the piney hops. To me, this one works pretty well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7332) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 22 oz bomber. Dark copper fading to black pour with a sticky off-white had that leaves plenty of lacing. Nice spruce aroma with some light licorice hints. Flavor has some light citrus notes, some brief licorice accents, some root beer sweetness, a bit of spicy mintiness. Mouthfeel is thick and rich, Overall, solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Draft at Haze. Brown-black, thin beige head. Medium to full-bodied, some dry chocolate tones. Some soapy hop tones, rather one-dimensional and minimal for the style. Decent for a Lakefront. OK.

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