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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12731) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Tap at the Blind Tiger, Manhattan, 20/05/13. Dark mahogony brown with a thin beige head. Nose is hops, pine, mineral notes, grapefruit, orange pth, juicy tropicals. Taste comprises berry fruits, sugar, hops, pine, bitter grapefruit. Medium bodied with fine carbonation, hop bitterness in the finish. A solid Black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7553) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 17, 2013
Bomber. Black with a nice head. Nose of lemon, chocolate, licorice, light wood and coffee. Light to medium bitterness. Nice and drinkable. Not really special but solid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esoxangler (100) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2013
bomber at brewery. very nice color, tan head. pretty florally and piney aroma. flavors match pretty well. a good beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ellolovey (479) - Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a thick tan head. Tons of sticky lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and an odd dark fruit scent. Very thin, taste is of coffee grinds, roasted malts, caramel malts, and pine hops. Nice bittery pine finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (273) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2013
On tap @ Sir James. Impressive to look at - expresso black-brown, Creamy head - brief. IPA bitter with a more robust dark roasted malt foundation. Follws through with a slightly heavier palate. You feel like there is a reason for the "B" in IBA with this one. Very drinkable, with a little more heft, without being heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2827) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Thanks to Ian for the bomber. Big roasted grain, floral hop aroma. Much the same in the taste, smooth easy drinking IBA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
samarrr (24) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Dark black, off white, lasting head, good lacing. Hoppy, roasted aroma. Citrus, roasted, bitter back end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Awktoberfest (334) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Middle of the road black ipa...not bad but not the top half of black iPas...decent aroma etc etc but nothing standout... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Pours dark with tan head. Alot of head actually. Smells of pine and citrus. Tastes the mellow hops with a mix of malts. Very drinkable. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
In short: A piney scented/perfumy black ipa low on malts. Weak example of the style.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed a few months after purchase.
The look: Black body topped by a large dark-beige head with medium retention.
In long: The aromatic hoppy nose is scented pine and a bit flowery with an overall perfumy sensation. Taste is low in the malt department, sparse roasted cereals, light yeasty sensation, green pine needles, rose water, burnt toasts crumbs, distant coffee beans, plain yoghurt, spicy edge in the hopping. The lowly malted and yeasty body is elusive which is particularly disappointing in this style of beer. Mild bitterness of short duration. Light perfume sensation in the after-taste. Not bad but rather weak for the style. I didn’t like the beer much but I drank the whole bomber anyway because my parents raised me well, “Finish you beer, there are sober kids in Africa” they always said.

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