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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Tons of citrus hops in the nose along with plenty of dark malts - chocolate and roasted coffee. The taste is moderately sweet, moderately bitter, lots of chocolate, lots of caramel and a ton of citrus. Minor notes of dark fruit and dusty yeast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rustyham (1717) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
As far as black iPas go, this is very citrusy with most of the roastiness kept subdued. As dark as other black ipas, aroma has navel orange and smoke

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (1992) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Draft @ Black Back. Pours a deep burnt umber with two fingers of thick tan foam. The nose is grassy, piney and full of roasted chocolate. The palate is smooth and velvety with a nice carbonation level and flavors to match the nose. Big chocolate roast, sticky pine and a long super roasty finish that holds a good bitterness and cleans up the palate on the finish !

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.

3.6
   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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Bomber from Winooski Beverage Warehouse: Nearly black, thin tan head. Citrus filled hop aroma with some resinous pine notes. Dry, moderate bitterness. Some faint mineral-earth like flavors lead into a big grapefruit hoppiness. Good rendition of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1470) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle at Paul’s. Dark chocolate pour. Aroma has notes of perfume, flowers, and orange. Hop heavy flavor with plenty of citrus and perfume. Minimal chocolate malt flavor. Perfume is prominent in the finish. This is an IPA first and foremost, and I prefer that to overhopped porters.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2567) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Bottle. rare batch79 bottle 50. Pours black with a tan head that left spotty lacing. Roasty earthy hoppy aroma. Flavor was roasted barley with citrus zest, grassy hops, pine and had a touch of caramel with a smooth & creamy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3457) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Bomber thanks to Arbitrator. OMG rare, it says it on the bottle! Dark brown in color with a large cascading tan head. Good lacing. Earthy hop aroma, with wet leaves and some substantial roasty notes. Roasty flavor with slight bitter cocoa along with citrusy and earthy hops. Rather bitter. Medium-bodied and dry as hell, very resinous, with softer carbonation. Pretty nice IBA, but I’ve certainly had better as of late.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2203) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle from hbmason! Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma has roast, dank resiny hops and pine. Taste is semi-sweet and bitter. Thin bodied with a dry finish. One of the better examples of the style.


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