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RATINGS: 157   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.


Derek881's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (946) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2225) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
[Tap] Nearly black in color with a light brown colored head. Hoppy nose includes pine sap and some spruce. Darker malts, pine and chalky cocoa tastes culminate in a long and bitter finish. Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (431) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2014
Cola coloured pour with big fluffy beige head. Hops and caramel, fruity, light coffee aroma. Caramel, slight pine bitterness, sweet, smooth, a little watery finish but otherwise good

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCoff4025 (10) - Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Deep brown color with a slight creamy white head and good lacing. Tastes hoppy, but not too overbearing. Great hints of coffee, and caramel with an enjoyable finish. Good seasonal IPA from Lakefront, this one did not disappoint.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3005) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2014
12oz bottle 3/9/14 (Binny’s Plainfield Mix A Six)-42° in Shaker-Pours light black with a small loose tan head. Aroma of hops, caramel, and malt. Taste of the same with more hops and malt coming thru on the back end. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and nicely done.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwm1034 (598) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle at Fiddlesticks in Elkhorn. Unexpected seasonal on their limited menu. Pours almost black with one finger sticky head. Mild hoppy nose; very smooth / sweet initial taste. Some piney hops but not overly bitter...too bad in some ways. Tasty but not too much. ---Rated via iPad

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3069) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2013
Big beige head dark pour soft looking but medium carbonation the aromas pine caramel floral hops the flavours coffee roasted cocoa pine apricot medium bitter grapefruit a dryness vanilla the finish best tastes roasted flavours malt lasting bitter dryness okay a fair go at the style

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2277) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Darker colored, nearly black, moderate sized tan head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is chocolate, grapefruit, roast, citrus, caramel. Medium bodied, moderate to low bitterness, decent.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 20, 2013
FROM NOTES: August 12, ’12. Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into a Spiegelau tulip. A: A dry fruity citrus of lemon and lime with some very subtle bready malts, almost a roasty aroma. A: Pour a deep chestnut brown, almost black, with a foamy, two-finger kahki head and great retention. Spotty light coverage on the lace. T: A bit more malt forward than the nose. Dark malts blend nicely with grapefruit and piney hop tastes. Finishes with a slightly bitter hop aftertaste, fairly clean for a Black American Ale (Black IPA). P: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. O: A very nice black ale, misses a bit on the nose, but delivers elsewhere. You won’t be sorry you tried this one.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarinEvelyn (468) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Aroma-hops, pine, a little citrus. The look is definitely deceiving. Some floral. Very hoppy, fairly bitter.I don’t really get the malt taste as expected from the description..if it’s there, it’s just for a very very quick second. Pretty hoopy, a little bit of sweet comes and goes, I’ll give them that.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (931) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Pours almost black. Medium to large frothy creamy beige head, partially lasting with good lace. Aroma is fairly balanced but a bit underwhelming, subpart for the style. Piney hops, dome sweetness, a light roastiness. Lighter side of medium body. Moderate bitterness. Minimal roast. Everything leads to pretty easy drinkability but not much character of complexity. Seems to have a very good balance though I suppose. A very safe beer. I do like that it doesn’t go freaking overboard on everything...


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