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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (7309) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2012
big bottle, 22oz.. . pours a deep brown .. middle foam, good lacing .. . light roast, pine, and really burnt sugar .. . an ok beer, but middle of the road i’m afraid .. . . Well sorry Mr. First to Show Inappropriate Anger on Mars.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dionysus (1475) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Thirsty Troll Brew Fest. Pour is deep brown/black with a tan head. Aroma shows notes of cocoa powder, coffee, light roast, and pine resin. Flavor shows caramel and floral hops. Overall body is light to moderate and finishes with light bitterness. The aroma and taste almost seem like two totally different beers. Strange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Bomber pours dark brown to dark mahogany with semi loose two minute mocha head. The aroma offers up some dark roasted malts, moderately roasted coffee beans, some pine hops and some earthiness that lack a bit of depth and richness that seems typical of the style. The taste is similar with dark roasted malts and modest coffee notes mixing with a blend of spicy hops, floral hops and a slight pine like resiny hoppiness. Pretty moderately bold black IPA that isn’t as rich and chewy as others but will work well when something a little cleaner and slightly lighter is needed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Pours a thick black with thin off white head. Aroma is hoppy. Was the best IBA in the dairy state.... until New Glarus Black Top entered the ring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
msante79 (2217) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Bomber from Friar Tuck-Springfield. Pours hazy dark brown with some sediment and light tan head. Aromas of a shit load of sweet malt, caramel, some pine, and light citrus. Flavors of some roast, coffee, cocoa, and some hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Really don’t care for the aroma, but I do like the flavor. Kind of a weird flavor for a black IPA with the coffee notes but it works for my palate. Poor example of the style in my opinion, but has some decent qualities.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9464) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle. Strong pine and mild caramel malt aroma. Dark black-brown color with large tan head. Slightly sweet caramel malt and rather subdued pine hops bitter flavor. Like this one - hops don’t come out as much in the flavor as the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Bomber served in a tulip. Pours dark brown with amber hues and a really nice frothy head. Good lacing. Piney aroma with some sweetness and some roast. The palate is similar except the hops are more subdued. Medium body, decent carbonation, thinnish texture, and a balanced dry finish of roast and earthy hops. Almost like a hoppy porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2012
22oz bottle-pours mahogany with a tight tan head and heavy lacing. Aroma is roasty, then lots of resin/pine. Taste is roasty/cocoa-medium malt, 2nd pine hops. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cblado (298) - Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Got a pint of this at Palomino’s with my Lakefront Brewery tour gift certificate. Thick black color, some light tan head. Looked like a porter, tasted like an IPA, just like a black IPA should. It was definitely heavier than I was expecting, and after drinking several other beers on the brewery tour it was a bit of a struggle. But in and of itself, a great brew that I’d like to try in a different context.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
peteinSD (1435) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Black pour with a chunky tan head and spotty lacing down the sides of the glass. Aroma is minor hop bitterness, light pine, and light, slightly astringent roast. Taste is weak hop bitterness, no pine, and a soft malt backbone with slight roast. Watery mouthfeel. I did not like this beer.

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