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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
A remarkable black IPA for the price. I scored a bomber bottle of this for 3.99, which is tough to beat considering what’s inside. The pour itself and the label aren’t so easy on the eyes, but don’t judge a beer by it’s label. Delicious, full bodied, a light tan head and loads of lace on the glass. Lovely malt and hop balanced delicately with one another.

3.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LeeVanPee (8) - Fort Wayne, Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2012 does not count
Very smooth and tasty Black Ale. Barely leaves an after taste. Excellent beer! More words cause I need 85 characters for some reason.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcdav2154 (436) - GERMANY - NOV 11, 2012
The commercial description has it perfect. Very enjoyable beer. I would definitely buy this one again and can’t wait to try the other lakefront brewery beers.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (996) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Poured from a large bottle purchased in Chicago into a tall pint glass. The beer had a thick dark color with a slight dark-brown hue and a big foamy-creamy dark tan head with good retention, and great cling and lacing. Its aroma featured a blend of earthy, floral, and pine hops, along with a mix of caramel malt, sugar, and light yeast. The taste was fairly grainy and bitter, but also had a toasty sweet caramel malt effect, and light notes of fruit. It was a fairly wet beer and was a touch creamy, with a smooth, filling mouthfeel, and average carbonation and fizz.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (1617) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2014 near black color with ruby-orange highlights; clear; Very smooth, medium body. Durable tan foam leaves exceptional lacing. Result is exactly as planned: a well-crafted IPA with a well-proportioned addition of dark roasted malts. Plenty of hoppiness remains, especially in the aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2593) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 4, 2012
22oz. bottle. Aroma of roasty, doughy, lightly sweet malts, citric, floral hop and faint notes of black bread and pine. Mostly opaque brown-black color with a lasting, fine, uneven head and plenty of lacing. Flavor profile is comprised of dark, roasty, gently sweet malt, piney, spicy, lightly floral hops and a moderate amount of bitterness and coffee character that appears at the finish, and drying out considerably.. Light but insistent carbonation and lightly resinous on the palate, body is medium. Very drinkable rendition.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2012
pours a dark brown with a red tint, a medium size tan head, and some lacing. smell is of citrus, hops, a touch of pine, and a malt back. taste is tangy, hops, citrus, and some pine. ends on the bitter side.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2012
bottle. near black with one finger head. substantial roasted malt is the core of this beer. hops are on the mild side, but not lacking. well executed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared by dbsdelight- thanks again, Dan! Pours a dark cola brown with a small beige head. Aroma of citrusy hops, roasted malts, chocolate, pine resin, and dark fruits. Flavor of grapefruit, pine resin, roasted malts, chocolate, and nuts. Light-medium bodied, with a citrusy, toasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good BIPA.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear black with an average, frothy tan head, medium-short retention with good lacing. Aroma is resin, pine, and grapefruit hops, roast and chocolate malt, plums, raisins, and figs. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting lightly roasted malt, dark fruity esters, peppery alcohol and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.


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