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RATINGS: 161   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 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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2011
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of baby powder, florals, some pine, cocoa, and pineapple. Flavor of light roasted malt, citrus, caramel, chocolate, and grass with a somewhat bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: India-Style Black Ale
Date: March 23, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, creamy beige head, sticky lace
Aroma: big citrus aroma on top of heavy roasted malt
Flavor: rich roasted flavor balanced by sweet fruity citrus, touch of orange and sweet tangerine
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10803) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Bottle. Almost completely black, beige head, nice lacing. Aroma of fresh pine and coffee. Taste is pine needles covered with dark chocolate and dipped in espresso. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9536) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Bomber poured a clear dark brown with a lasting tan head and good lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, skunk bud, earthiness, coffee, citrus and ligt pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, pink grapefruit, light orange zest and light cocoa with a smooth dry moderatly bitter roasty finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9454) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Bottle @ home. Black appearance with a big, carbonated, brown head. Piney, bushy hoppy, lightly bitter, roasty dark malty aroma. Mild roasty, slightly burnt malty, piney, a little bitter, mild grapefruit, hoppy flavor with more resin and piney finish. Overall a pretty solid Black IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2011
22oz bottle. Dark brown pour with an averaged sized tan head. Chocolate, lighter roast, pine, some earth, and some citrus. Sweeter with a lighter bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8405) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2011
Spot on Black IPA good aroma, the ast, the hops. Cascadian. Above average mouthfeel. Black body with foamy bubbyly white had. Orange and hoppy an roast flavours. Citus, malty, chocolate.Very kosher inspected beer.Thanks for sharing Ken.


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