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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2011
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, hops, pine, resin, slight citrus, fresh-cut hops, light grapefruit, and a little roasting. Poured brown/ruby in color with a huge, creamy, dense, rocky, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of small particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, pine, light roasting, light caramel, and citrus. Thin, tingly, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, pine, resin, roast finish is dry.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5104) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Bomber. Nose is huuugely hoppy; leafy green floral notes with strong pine and medium citrus. Caramel and roast and light coffee. Dark brown/Coke pour with a large and rocky light brown head. Taste is very bitter and faintly astringent, somewhat brutal roast with no soothing chocolate or darkly malty tones to ameliorate. Thinnish body with minimal warming, there’s palate scraping with low mineral tones and aggressive, not-so cheery hops. Sharp and slashing rather that layered and juicy, enjoyed but not too fond; appreciate the cold efficiency of the ice queen, but wouldn’t want a second date. Note to folks in the marketing department: the possessive "its" has no apostrophe.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leafs93 (1770) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is citrus, roastyness and florals. Taste is sweet with very minimal bitters. Just ok, felt a little unfinished

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6046) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Dark brown color with light tan foam. Mild floral, dry black malt aromas. Light to medium bodied. Decent lightly sweet caramel, chocolate, pine sap flavors, drying finish--

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonkeyBra (3558) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2011
22 oz. bomber. Dark brown near black pour with a tan head. Aroma of pine, citrus, strong resin hops. Lots of roast, chocolate and coffee as well. Flavor is roast, strong pine and citrus hops, with a wave of chocolate. Flavor is balanced, smooth. Medium bodied, finishes roast and chocolatey. Not a stunner of a Black IPA, but drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (1901) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Jet black almost. Very smooth. Hops fade quickly and bitterness sometimes seems to come as much from the black patent malt as from the hops. Not bad at all but it just didn’t gel well. Serving: Bottle

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mbpufall (83) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Pours brown-black with big, pillowy tan head. Smells pretty delicious; some citrusy hops with a bit of chocolate and tobacco. Flavors fall a bit short - good malt bill with orange citrus, not quite fitting together. Very thin and a bit flat on the palate. Just didn’t quite all come together.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chefelf (55) - New York, USA - JUL 27, 2011
This was a pretty tasty beer paired with some homemade pizza. This is not my favorite beer style by a long shot but I appreciated this one. It had a dark black appearance (much like Coca-Cola) and the bitterness wasn’t as extreme as I was expecting.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
screigh (479) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Pours about the color of cola. Huge tan head that lasts with tons of lacing. Decent hop aroma. Seems to be a little overly carbonated. Some chocolate and bitterness. It tastes a bit more like a Schwarzbier than an IPA. Decent but not my favorite black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1152) - Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Pretty sessionable moderately bitter black ipa, nice hop aroma along with chocolate both in taste,fairly smooth with a clean finish.Big creamy light tan head. Very faint metallic hint, that i pick up often with Lakefront,flat middle also.Good hop flavor with smooth chocolate.Pretty clean mellow finish with a barely noticable long lasting hoppy finish as suggested,along with a short lived hop aroma that fades in and out at times.Doesnt seem like 6.5% and seems kinda light bodied.I wouldnt hesitate to get another,but not so soon.


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