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RATINGS: 167   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 IPAís 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4923) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Dark brown coloured body with 95% opacity and a nice frothy light brown head - very nice looking for sure. Aroma of fresh herbal and floral hops with a grapefruit and piney kick and a good amount of malt and a nice resiny finish. Medium-bodied; Biting roasty malt flavour with a lot of earth and caramel up front then showing some good nice hop flavours of flowers and resin that donít seem as strong as the nose indicates. Aftertaste has a good balance of roasty malt and fresh hops with the former dominating. Overall, a nice Black IPA with the hops playing second fiddle - so a good one to sample if you prefer tasting the roasty malt but also like fresh hops. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Merchantís in Dearborn, Michigan on 28-April-2011 sampled at home in Upstate New York (New Paltz) on 07-May-2011.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfest5 (1197) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 30, 2011
absolutely delicious balck ipa, almost looks like a stout when its poured into a pint glass, the head is off white-beige and extremely thick and pillowy. black oil color but not thick. palate is silky, perfect carbonation. taste is a wonderful blend of raosted malts and floral and citrus hops. absolutely delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2011
22oz bottle: Pours a barely transparent blackish mahogany with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet nose with a good amount of resiny grapefruity hops and roasted malt. Starts with a mild sweetness and some toasted maltiness with good fullness for the style and a nice amount of fresh piny hop flavor before a drier bittersweet finish. Not quiet as smooth and a little too much roast for the style, but still pretty flavorful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6495) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Resinous piney hoppy aroma with light burnt malty notes. The flavor has roasted malts up front, a light sweetness, and lighter piney hops than the aroma lets on. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1292) - Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2011
Bomber bottle, this Black IPA has a black-brown pour that is opaque except for the lower part of the glass (it is dark ruby-red at the bottom of the glass when held up to a lamp), a large foamy tan colored head appeared (easily four fingers high), the head shrunk to a one to two finger cover after a few moments and left sticky lacing on the glass, there were lots of bubbles in this beer, I saw bubbles flowing up the sides and at the bottom when held to a lamp, there was a loose layer of dark sediment on the bottom of the bottle, the aromas were toasted and roasted malt, a hint of chocolate, caramel, with pine, floral and citrus hops, this beer had flavors of toasted and roasted malt, a little chocolate and coffee in the background, with some hop bitterness on the finish, medium mouth feel, a nice drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6988) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
Pours dark brown with a rich tan head and a citrus and toffee aroma. There is a hearty and complex flavor featuring smoked malt and toffee with a lot of piney hop bitterness. Goes down easy, though the flavor is a bit odd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 11, 2011
Pours more brown than black, something that seems to be the norm for most BLACK IPAís, go figure. Thick, rocky, craggy beige head. Aroma of burnt malts, hops. Taste is mostly light citrus-tangerine, pineapple, orange. Also some roasty malt, finishes a little ashy and piney. Decent beer, but as with most BIPAís, I think it would be better without the roasty qualities. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6397) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11799) - 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. Thereís pine and perfumey/floral with the flavor - so much that Iím almost losing the darkish malt. Iíd 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.

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