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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Our dark and devious IBA is brewed with HUGE additions of Chinook, Cluster, and Amarillo hops, features a big roasted flavor, and has the strength to get you through the cold nights ahead.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (1945) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
Un croisement bien opportun entre un café latte et une ipa de la côte ouest avec une présence en bouche pas loin d’être extraordinaire.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - APR 11, 2012
bottle courtesy of reynolds314, thanks! this is exactly why i dont like black ipa’s. big time clash all over for me. in the aroma, the taste, the mouthfeel and finish, all of it. it is citrusy more than piney. not the worst ive had, but ive only had a few black ipas i like and this isnt really one unfortunately.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReggieDunlap (3009) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2012
Pours black with a medium mocha head. Aroma is roasty with a touch of coffee...hoppiness creeps in...hint of citrus. Flavor is roasty up front with a touch of peat...good spicy bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a hoppt burnt/roasty finish. Tasty!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2228) - Connecticut, USA - APR 2, 2012
I was very impressed with this. Basically a super hoppy porter. Aroma is ashy, coffee, citrus, grass, soapy. Taste is very rich and roasty with a huge hop profile dominated by citrus and resin. Flavor explosion.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2012
I’m a huge fan ok big roasty super hopped beers. Might be my favorite type of beer. This is another perfect example of it. Amazing job!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (5842) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Draft. Pours near black with a tan head. Fruity citric hoppy aroma, with roasted malts and coffee. The flavor has great balance, with fruity citric hops, floral notes, light piney notes, coffee, and light roasted malts. Awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13228) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2012
Draught at Blind Tiger, NYC - at Vermont Night. Black - brown head. Nice burned malts. Nice hoppy. Lovely Bitterness. Fruity. Kalk. High malty. Lovely black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
Deep black pour with a tight tab head. The aroma is great. Loads of fresh earthy/citrusy hops along with some heavy cocoa and roasted malt notes. Assertive bitterness and a long lingering floral/citrus hop flavour. The roasted note really makes an appearance in this one. I dig it - although I think the roast could be dialed back. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5208) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Draft at blind tiger with Scarlett and Jeremy. Pours a black body with thick off white lacing. Aroma is super fresh pine hop and light smoke. Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated with notes of pine, light citrus, smoke, and light grapefruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2012
On draft pour. Black with a tannish head. Hops in the aroma, and more in the taste. Pine, citrus, and light pineapple. Very smmoth for the alcohol content.


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