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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2011
Aroma is a growing pine tree,which after a couple of seconds,reveals a little dark malting underneath,the chocolate cupcake batter,the scents banter around a little,very appealing,flavor is predominately roasted malt,with a swash of hop bitterness in the background,a little bit of that pinefor flavor,a little on the lighter side,but has all the elements and complexites you look for in this new style. Wish I didnt have to search so hard for the flavors,but this is not an imperial style, better then the first bottle I had

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6062) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2011
22. Pours a murky dark brown with the tiniest edges of translucence. Dense, sudsy tan head. Moderate drippy lace. Big fresh forward piney nose, very invigorating and appealing. Creamy medium body, a little undercarbed, goes a bit watery in spots, but not to the complete detriment of the beer. Toast, caramel, and pine on the mid-palate, but understatedly so. Mild toast and caramel finish. Announced itself in the glass and the nose with great promise, but hits the mouth and kinda walks away whistling.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 7, 2011
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours really dark brown with a 3 finger creamy/foamy light tan head. Big pine aroma. Med+ body. There’s pine and perfumey/floral with the flavor - so much that I’m almost losing the darkish malt. I’d say this is the hoppiest, not necessarily the bitterest, "black IPA" I can recall. As the foam goes down, the floral hits the nose. It is extremely hoppy in a sort of Imperial English way. Not a NW way. Very good experience here. Brilliant.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4100) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2011
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured dark, near black with a khaki head. Some pine, pungent, dank hop tones. Some roast, sweetness and tasty malt tones. Pine creeped back in, and a lighter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (4784) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2011
22oz Bomber – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin brown head. Nice Hops aroma with a light malt lingering. Very balanced with malt and hops. I felt it was a tad light in the hops end IBA’s need more hops flavor. Nice average brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6184) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle:   Looks good, soft cow pasture, roasty, minor hop.   Tastewise, more of a Black Pale Ale than a Black IPA.   Fairly smooth, but not as big in body as I would like.   Nearly black, very dark brown.   Nice head, for sure.   Clean, just not heavy or really IPAish.   Yeah, lighter version than most, which is okay, just wished it was more on both sides of the fence.   I will say, its smooth, rather smooth, just fairly light.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (3745) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Slightly resinous hops in aroma and taste, the dark malts don’t make much of an impact on taste, except mostly in the color but a little in the background with a slight smoky flavor. Good, although not exceptional.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2270) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2011
On tap at Old Fashioned in Madison, pours pitch black with a nice tan head, aroma is nice and hoppy and the flavor is a decent mix of hops and malt with a touch of earth in it, some what of a dry finish, not terrible by any means.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (1756) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Dark pour, decent head.

Very smooth, easy-drinking India black with no flaws anywhere. Certainly not an aggressive west coast India black, not dank, but also not ashy or overloaded with Cascade, just very easy drinking, goes down like 5%, tasty mellow IBA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1944) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown pour, plently of carbonation and a great strong hoppy IPA aroma. Flavor starts off with creamy roasted malts, a little chocolate and finishes with a nice pine hop bite. I’m still on the fence about most black IPA’s, but this is solid(especially for the price.)


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