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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This winter seasonal is in the style of a black IPA. It has the characteristics of an American IPA in having intense bold hop flavors with a twist of dark malt bringing out the roasted chocolate flavor. Three different types of hops and imported dark crystal malts are used to maximize this flavor and create fresh hop taste and aroma. It is dry-hopped in the fermenter to give it its great hop aroma. This brew was meant to be consumed immediately upon opening on that cold winter evening. Enjoy


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
onceblind (4623) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Black pour with a foamy light beige head. Aroma is like herbal or pollen-y chocolate fudge cake with a wee bit of roast. Flavor starts with roastiness and black malt bitterness and follows with a light grassy hop kiss. Burnt chocolate notes as well. Has a little hop acidic ending but with a lot of black malt roasty burnt tones. Not a fan,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - JUL 17, 2013
22oz bottle picked up at Wilburs
Clear dark brown with a medium sized beige head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and pine. Flavor is roasty, milk chocolate, grapefruit and pine
Very good bipa, silky mouthfeel

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle from Whispering Willows Liquor: Poured with a thick topping of frothy head while the liquid was a dark brown that was completely opaque. As for the nose, a bold presence of fresh green hop greets my nose while also having a delicate scent of roast malt in the background. The flavor is rich with a squeeze of citrus fruit most notably grapefruit or an orange but the roasted malts come together well with in this recipe. I have to honestly say that this was the tastiest and most delicious Black IPA Iíve had to date. Iíve had some other good ones but they just canít compare to this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kroney (158) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2013
pours deep brownish redish black with a khaki colored thick head that sticksaround to the bottom of the glass. Aroma is mostly dark chocolate and coffee at the front with alcohol in the middle, then a nice hop kick at the end -mostly pine and floral. taste is hop front heavy giving way to coffee, chocolate and bread in the middle and finishing with a nice warming alcohol sensation. very smooth beer and extremely drinkable. well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Awktoberfest (315) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2013
Great black ipa... Not just a ipa that’s dark in color... This beer has many levels... A little hop in the nose( could use a little more) but it offers more...a nice roasted middle with chocolate flavors... Ending bitterness and shop taste throughout... Great black ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1137) - Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2013
Black with some lacing. Aroma of mild hops.Some fruit and roast.herbal.Somewhat mild hop aroma though.Mostly a bready roastyness with sweetness. Taste is chocolate with strong roastyness.Pretty hoppy as well,just a general hoppines in flavor but strong .Its hard to distinguish with all the roast malt. StrongHerbal hoppy bitter.Good but a little roastier than I like for a black ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4062) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2013
Aroma is pine, citrus and mild dark malt sweetness. The flavor is grapefruit, nutty dark malts, citrus, a small hint of hop resin and a bitter/slightly tart/tangy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours deep black, has nose of chocolate, nuts and caramel. Taste of dark roasted espresso, and chocolate with a bitter aftertaste. All in all a very solid beer, but the nose suggested a little more than was offered, as the body was actually quite light compared to the deep and dark favors on the nose.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4653) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 20, 2013
A strong roasty body is evident throughout though it has a good amount of hops as well. Dark black but not quite imperial stoutish. This is a pretty good, albeit slightly heavy black IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown and ruby hue with small creamy beige head that lasts awhile. The aroma is coffee and roast. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet roast and chocolate with light bitter finish. A good black IPA from Left Coast.


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