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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A tantalizing twist on a unique style! This ale has a seductive ebony hue, with an aroma that is bold, full of fresh floral and citrus hops, with just a pinch of pine. The rich aroma blends delightfully into the enigmatic body of rich roasted malts with chocolatey, nutty flavors. Then ensues the tang of refreshing orange peel and a citrus hop finish that lightly lingers and then beckons you to revisit this most enjoyable seasonal ale.


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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Disappointing. Bland black ipa. Light citrus. More of a watery black lager. Not great ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (7078) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2014
12 oz bottle brewed in Saratoga Springs, NY. (World Market) Chattanooga, TN.
Dark reddish brown colour with a small light tan head. Dark malt, oatmeal, mild smokey notes, bacon (?) and mild hops in the aroma. The flavour is toasted malt, mild hops, mild bitterness, chocolate and some sweetness. A bit thin but otherwise quite nice Black IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiercepanda (587) - Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2014
A black beer with a small beige head. The aroma is roasted and smoky malt with citrus. The flavor is burnt and pith, like a burned chocolate orange candy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagobears (422) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours black with lacing head into Sprecher pint glass. It seems strange to get such a citrusy nose with a ale that looks like a porter. The flavor gives way to a robust smokey/charred flavor with a tinge of orange. It is quite pleasant and I was expecting this at all.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Seems that a. this wasnít fresh (or just poor quality) and b. there wasnít enough good things going on. Floaties galore, followed by a nice hearty black roasted aroma with faint orange. Flavor and feel don;t match...too thin and the flavor is weak, and a little off/tart. Iíve had too many far superior in the style to try this again."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (321) - - SEP 9, 2014
Beer of month club. Pours dark brown with some foam that quickly recedes. Nose is subtle but has pine/citrus of IPA with a touch of roasted malts. Taste has some roasted malt up front, then citrus and I do taste the orange peel which blends reasonably well with the hops on the finish. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steverus0 (188) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - SEP 7, 2014
*had the beer after a Bell's Hopslam Pours a great black with toffee head. Roasted malts and caramels show up on the palate alongside hoppy bitterness, but the hops show up to early in the profile and ruin the roasted enjoyments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3296) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Draft in a standard pint glass. Huge off white head that left sheets of lacing on a black liquid. Aroma is pine and mild citrus hops with chocolate malt. The flavor is much the same with a good chocolate malt to pine hop balance. The bitterness is a little length with pine being more dominant than the citrus. The body is pretty thin. If the body was beefed up it would rate higher. I guess it is lighter for the summer months. Still would like more body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ososinsk (10) - USA - AUG 29, 2014
12oz pour into tulip glass at cellar temperature. Pretty good lingering head. Dark brown colour. Piny, chocolate, floral aroma. Hint of caramel and citrus. Slightly sweet taste. Smooth and creamy. I really enjoyed this one and would buy it again.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (1965) - New York, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Thin black body with a thin tan head. Aroma was a mix of lightly roasted malts and some grapefruit. No real sense of orange peel. Flavor had some roasted malt flavors, but like the aroma it was very mild. Slightly bitter in the after taste. Easy to drink. Meh ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sickassmick (225) - Concord, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Not bad. drinking it a bit warm since i bought it at TJs. Nice and hoppy and I donít really get the orange peel but i guess those things are bitter and so are hops... maybe a way for them to save some cash on bittering their beer? I donít mind it. Iím drinking it.


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