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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a big light brown head. Pine and grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light chocolate and light roast. Medium bodied. OK bitterness. Cocoa and grapefruit lingers with pine and light malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (5930) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Tap. Very dark brown pour with a small frothy head. Nice citrus hop nose. Citrus, malt, and chocolate on taste. Very nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acknud (1078) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Very dark pour and amber head, Roasted malt flavor with a good hop bite. Aroma is mostly malt.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2011
Spot on Black IPA good aroma, the ast, the hops. Cascadian. Above average mouthfeel. Black body with foamy bubbyly white had. Orange and hoppy an roast flavours. Citus, malty, chocolate.Very kosher inspected beer.Thanks for sharing Ken.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Pours dark with a thin tan head. Hoppy and dry with a hint of roasted malt and a bit of pashion fruit in the bitter finish. Not quite the lakefront IPA but still not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2715) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Pours black color with a creamy tan head. Hoppy aroma with some pine and citrus. Lots of roasted malt flavor on the front end with a firm hop bite at the back end. Surprisingly good lacing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (3887) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2011
22 oz bomber from Spirits Red Bank. Poured a root beer body under a huge pillowy foamy light beige head, not much lace despite what the description boasts. Aroma is chocolate and citrus or to be a bit more specific Tootsie Rolls and oranges along with a touch of dusty kitchen cabinet. The body is thin and watery and the carbonation is stingy. Flavor of lightly burnt toast, citrus rind and some weak wet chocolate. Not a very good black IPA which is one of my favorite styles.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2566) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2011
650 ml. bottle. Served at cellar temperature. Pours a thick, lasting, light beige head, with attractive lacing,over a clear, dark brown (SRM 35) body.....nose is light pine, citrus, with light chocolate....taste is light caramel/toffee, then big pine, lighter citrus, finishing with a medium lingering bitterness with a hint of caramel sweetness....mouth feel is medium, carbonation high. This is a typical of this emerging style, which is deservedly popular. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
22 oz bottle purchased at TC Craft Beer in New Hope, Minnesota. Bottle during is on the label, but not notched. Pour is hazed brown ruby with a two inch tan head that builds up nicely on the pour. Aroma is fresh clean pine needles, along with fruit sweetness and a whisper of roast malt. Taste is the fresh clean pine up front, moving to a a pineapple citrus and then the hops give way to roast and chocolate malt, finishing with a dry char mineral. I liked the balance between malt and hops quite a bit in this beer. As it warms, some interesting floral notes come out. Palate is light bodied, nice active carbonation and the clean dry finish. Drinkable beer. Certainly not a hop bomb, but a nicely balanced hoppy black ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (3195) - Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Aroma is rather hoppy and has a yeasty undertone. It pours a barely transparent chocolate brown with a respectable, if not persistent, beige head. Flavor is hoppy, slightly bitter, slightly honey-sweet, with a smoky hint. Texture is fairly smooth, a teensy thin and only a little bit fizzy. Overall, nothing special, but not too shabby and worth a try.


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