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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2014 My Bottom Line:
Multifarious coniferous hops grow through roasting coffee beans and molasses, leading to a potent grassy bitterness in this intense but somehow balanced and cuddly Black IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A persistent veil of foam surfs the darkness.
-This is quite redolent of their Chinooker’d IPA intensity-wise, and is in a similar flavor profile family to that of Smuttynose’s Imperial Stout, or The Alchemist’s El Jefe.
-The body is huggable and the carbonation soft and natural.
-The hop finish is also peppery.

Bottles and on tap a few times at Blackback Pub, Waterbury, VT.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9020) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared by lushawn- thanks a ton, Shawn! Pours a dark coffee brown with a small beige head. Notes of ash, earthy hops, dark chocolate, toast, orange citrus, and wood. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth, bitter mouthfeel. Nice black IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (8434) - Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Sampled from bottle at DLD ’12. Pours a dark brown/black color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma has roasted malts, chocolate, with a hop profile that is citrus, earthy and mildly herbal. The flavor shows a nice balance between the roasted malts, chocolate and even sweeter caramel with the bold citrus and earthy hops. Black IPA’s are something I only enjoy when done very well and this fits the bill.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (7898) - San Diego, California, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (7241) - New York, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7096) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2010
750ml bottle pours a watery, translucent brown with a clumpy white head. Nose is all IPA, C-hops, grapefruit, earthy, lemon. Flavor is sweet, hoppy, oranges, lemons, malty, pine. Medium bodied, bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Great IPA, thanks Jacob. Delicately roasted, hops shine here, citrusy, distan chocolate, light coffee. Very good black IPA

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6943) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2009
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez Glouglouburp. Arôme: Odeur d’houblons résineux. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’une mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblons résineux avec une pointe de fumée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût houblonné. (Rating #2632)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6267) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Earthy, pine and chocolate aromas. Roasted chocolate and some earthy musky tones.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2009
In short: Mollasses and resinous hops about in this kick-ass Black IPA.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed very fresh a few weeks after the beer was bottled. Tasting session with Montreal crew
The look: Black body topped by a long-lasting small beige head
In long: Nose is roasted, citrusy and pine-tree. Body is big and slightly viscous with a a lot of molasses and caramel. The beer has a whole lot of hop of hops and then some more. The hopping character comes through a mainly resinous with citrusy and coniferous notes. Roasted level is high, even relative to the Dark IPA style. Very bold and tasty. This new one-man pico-brewery keeps delivering one kick-ass beer after another. That dude has a brighter future than a hard-working bailiff in the crumbling Detroit city.


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