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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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown, small tan head that settles quickly. Aroma is pine needles duested with chocolate. Taste is bitter chocolate, pine, grass, and a touch of lemon. Interesting hop profile.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 4, 2013
12oz bottle, thanks to my friend Joelle. Medium tan head atop dark brown body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some grapefruit, light coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some roast, light bittersweet chocolate. Medium body, light effervescence.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10676) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Draft. Poured clear dark brown with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, earthy hop with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a dry slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a good complex beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
Serviceable, drinkable, black IPA twist top from Champane’s Cellars. Black colour with lots of lace. Moderate roast aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Good hops, the roast is somewhat rough. Not the best black IPA, but still a good second tier.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2012
I like the fat that they use both the malts and the hops for bitteness. Isn’t a funky mish mash of flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Taster on tap at HopCat in East Lansing. Clear brown - red color. Good thin off-white head. Leaves good lace. Spicy, light roasty aroma. Piney, lightly earthy hop. Bigger body. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Bigger bitter taste, minimal sweet. Solid 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4738) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Rich deep copper and light brown coloured body with a thick, four centimetre tall tan head that leaves quite the ugly lace. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, alcohol, light cardboard and some grassy and herbal hops - not too bittering though. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence with a good roasty flavour at first, some lighter nutty and earthy notes and a solid but very short-lived hop bite. Aftertaste shows a hint of earth, some caramel and light sweet notes and a good hop taste filled with pine and flowers. Overall, a decent black IPA that shows more IPA and less roasted notes, but the profile is there - it just isn’t amplified enough. I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 02-August-2013 for US$2.19 sampled at home in Washington on 19-December-2013.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
czar (4376) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
pours unclear light brown reddish with a tall frothy light beige head, good retention and lacing. very spicy and spicy roasted malts - kind of bland very roasted malts, spicy coffee beans, sweetish red berry fruitiness, carbonic acid, very ashy - offensive, booze. moderately low carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky, sweet grassy-spicy-piney-citrusy-ashy finish. sort of blah.


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