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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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


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 (4871) - 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 (6056) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (992) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Some subtle aromas of wet hops and chocolate. Deep, solid black in color with a thin rim at the top. Very smooth flavors of strong hop overtones with a burnt caramel, cocoa and toffee malt backbone. Overall, this is smooth and well balanced. Not bad at all. I’d give this a B+ rating.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4202) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Black in color with a good sized beige head. Aroma is heavy chocolate, light pine and citrus. Taste is of chocolate, pine, earth, roasted malts. Smooth mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4418) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle. The look is dark, tan decent head, and black in color. The smell is very chocolate, roast, malts, pine, and a little hops. The taste is roasty, malt, burnt, hop, pine, and bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Draft at Angel’s Trumpet. Pours an opaque dark brown with a small dark tan head that lasts. Aroma of rich, roasted malts, dark chocolate, earth, brown sugar, and a little bit of earthy hops. Very minor orange citrus. Same for the flavor. This leaned more roasty than hoppy. Light-medium bodied, with a roasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. More black than IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle shared with Parksy and Gripp. This was tasted alongside Strauss Boardwalk IPA, and both were great for possessing a nice balance between dark malts and hops, both had great flavours, and both had a nice PNW hop profile. This brew came across as slightly thinner in the body, and slightly less intense than Boardwalk, but they were pretty close.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ration (2021) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
271012. Bottle at hotel in Arlington Texas. Pours black with a nice head. Aroma dry hops, chocolate, crystal malts. Chocolate malty taste. Not Bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1320) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2012
22 oz bomber. Pours a dark brown-black with a one finger tan head and some lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, bakers coco, citrus, some coffee and some woody grass notes. Taste is similar with a lot of dry roasty notes, medium hop bitterness, grapefruit, some coffee notes, and some charred wood notes. Has a medium body with a slightly watery but sitll somewhat creamy mouthfeel and a dry, moderately bitter finish. overall, a pretty decent, drinkable Black IPA that maybe a little light in body.


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