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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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A black I.P.A brewed with dark and roasted malts

Hop on the train and enjoy the rich malty flavor. The ride begins with a rich dark color and ends with a hoppy finish. We are sure you will return for another ride.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73 (472) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Sample at Suds on the Shore festival. Dark brown pour with cocoa, roasted coffee and a nice hoppy overlay. Well done.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2013
bottle. near black with small head. below average attempt at a black ipa. muddled flavor.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tia (925) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle @ RG 20. Brown with thin fizzy head. Smells like ink, chlorinated water, and chocolate. Bitter, roasty.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kinz (3293) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Richmond 20th. Courtesy of maniac. Medium brown. Aroma citrus, slight chocolate, and a bit of rubber phenolic. Flavor is some bread, lots of bitterness on the finish. Not really good at all. Too bad.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HopTsing (426) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
From the bottle poured a brownish brew with a light tan head. Aromas and flavors of malt and hops with notes of musty cardboard.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
12 ounce bottle shared by maniac at the 20th Richmond Gathering. Pours a dark red color with a large frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel malts and citrus hops. The taste is bitter hops, citrus, stone fruits and caramel. Medium bodied, but very mild for a Black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4820) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, citrus/fruit, anise, roast, and pine. It pours a dark brown. When held to the light, it is more of a reddish-brown with a good amount of transparency. It has a two finger beige head that eventually fades to a thin film and leaves behind a decent amount of webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of dark chocolate and a touch of citrus. It quickly turns moderately roasty and mixes with a moderate amounts of grapefruit and pine in the finish. There are also faint burnt notes in the finish as well. It’s light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, although I don’t just think hoppy Porter when drinking this like I do with a lot of Black IPAs, there are other "hoppy Porter" versions that I like better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2711) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Black oily pour from bottle. No head at all. Good biscuit and earth aroma. Mild hops and malts. Really smooth and enjoyable. Great black ipa

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with small head. Bitter floral hops mixed well with malt. Nice black IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewmb83 (42) - Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Complex nose with toasted barley and piney and citrus hints. Poured from 12 bottle with black color and a nonexistent head. Great mix of flavors on your tongue with toasted barley and a piney and citrus hop notes. They put plenty of hops in this one, nice job. One of my go to’s for a black IPA, a very nice beer.


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