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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJGG (945) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2010
Bouteille de 22 oz, merci Martin ! Arômes de houblon américain résineux et de cacao. Robe brune et trouble, légère dentelle et effervescence assez faible. En bouche, on retrouve une bonne dose de houblon résineux rappelant les écorces d’agrumes (pamplemousse). Le malt apporte principalement des notes de cacao. Finale plutôt sèche et très amère. Une bonne bière, mais qui manque peut-être un peu de raffinement.

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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (763) - - MAY 22, 2012
Black pour, bubbly tan head. Coffee, roasted malt and citrus hops in the aroma. Citrus hops, pine, grapefruit, followed by a blast of coffee, toasted malts, slight dark caramel - very nice. medium body, carbonation is right. I prefer the VBA, but this is a worthy substitute - drinks likes 5% and a beer that I could gladly have multiple bombers of.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AGAquino (659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2012
Dark black colour with nice tan head. Impressive hoppy aroma. Noticeable licorice, toasted malt, bitter citrus in flavour. Lingering bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - APR 27, 2012
Big hop roasted earthy aroma, pours pitch black tight head with some lacing, taste all over the place some sweetness very bitter you could pick up a lot, medium body sticky texture, finish is a palate wrecking long lasting bitterness

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RB1 (117) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2012
22oz. bottle shared by Dave S. Pour is dark brown to black, very little head. Aroma is clean and hoppy. Hops really jump out at you. Smooth hoppy taste with a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pfriesen (110) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
Black with an off white head, lots of lacing. Grapefruit, coffee & pine tar on the nose and in the mouth

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - MAR 29, 2013
On tap at Mad Taco. Pours an opaque brown with a thin head that fades after a few minutes. Faint aroma of roasted coffee over hops. Flavor is carried by a full body, with a slight refreshing effervessense and hits across a broad array of salt, bitterness. This tails off nicely to an slight aftertaste of root beer. Lovely big IPA.


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