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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5730) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2011
(22oz bomber) clear medium red with thick soapy tan head. Nose of chocolate malt, citrus, chocolate cracker and pineapple. Taste of chocolate malt, orange, well balanced in general and a creamy linger.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
p1meatloaf (252) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Bought bomber in denver and opened in San Diego into pint glass. Looks quite black. nice off brown head. smells of darkness and pine. Tastes at first of a round thick dark maltness followed closely by some hop flavor and a bit of bitterness. Malt is a bit stronger on the balance for this bottle but none the less still a quite tasty beer that i want another of if i could find it in SD. overall 7.5 of 10.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3905) - - AUG 26, 2011
22oz bottle. pours a deep brown, almost black, with a large, foamy tan head. nose has a good mix of floral and juicy citrus hops coming through. no real darkness in the aroma. the flavor is still hoppy for the most part. i get some chalky cocoa notes and an odd funky tone deep in there somewhere towards the finish. it’s not as "dark" flavored as the appearance would lead you to believe. really nice floral notes. overall, it drank perty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Black pour with a brown head. Nice hoppy aroma of citrus. Taste is roasted malt and hops. Low carbonation, ok taste. Leaves a pleasant aftertaste.

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 (5192) - 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 (1823) - 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 (6181) - 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 (3653) - 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.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (1965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2015 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


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