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RATINGS: 169   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (1047) - Prague, - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bstewart151 (15) - Parkersburg, Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2015
A nice sweet roasted malt aroma pokes through the creamy head. Not a big hop aroma bomb here, if that's your thing. A crisp finish with a nice bitterness lingering long after. This beer is a Nicky drinkable black ipa. My bottle may be a bit aged as there is almost zero hop aroma coming through. I'll try warming it a bit.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2442) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Draft at the NYC craft beer festival. Deep black color more malt then hop. Light watery nothing special

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (3302) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2015
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s. Black appearance with a lingering tan head and sticky lacing. Aroma of chocolate, citrus, caramel, pine, floral notes, roast and dark malts. Similar flavor, nicely balanced bittersweet flavor. Medium body with a roasty, mild bitter finish. Pretty solid overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkSachon (725) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2015
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Nothing special here -- semi-admirable on taste but lacks the strength of a true black ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On tap at Brunzies. Mild sweet roasted aroma with light floral hop character. Dark brown-black opaque with thin creamy lacing tan head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Starts and stays sweet with molasses, chocolate, roasted barley. Big hop note, bitter throughout. Sweet finish with lingering coffee and hop bitter after. A bit sweet for black IPA but well done.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (4525) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Nifty label on this bottle. Pine supported aroma. Big and black. Taste is nasty Nellie imperial stout with hops. Terribly on style. Some co2 almost makes this palatable. Long lingering crescendo finish, annoying.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4001) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Black pour from 12oz bottle at home. White head. Sweet floral and roasty coffee flavor, good hops. Malty and slightly nutty. Very enjoyable beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (4255) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique June 2013. Not a huge fan, it. Was drinkable and pleasant enough but not enough flavour for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (5889) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bomber thanks to Matt. Pours a cloudy brown ruby with small beige head. The aroma is strong caramel malt and cascade hop. Medium mouthfeel with nice pine, resin, light bitterness. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewHaMeister (230) - - MAY 11, 2014
12oz bottle pours a dark ruby brown with a tan head and little lacing. Aromas of roasty malt, coffee, toast, and a little rye. Flavor is mild bitter. Tasty.


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