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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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With three feet of powder closing the roads, a brewery is not a bad place to get snowed in. Given the unanticipated hall pass of a snow day, our brewers decided to experiment. Hmm…what about this dark caramel roasted Midnight Wheat braced with a serious load of Styrian Goldings, Centennial and Cascade hops? Shovel it in. What a deliciously unexpected way to spend a SNOW DAY!


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
edraz (12) - Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Had this from a bottle at home. What a great surprise this was. Appearance was dark brown and aroma was light to medium hop. Just enough to please the happy beet lover in all of us.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beaver (1411) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours brown with a medium creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is roasted chocolate malts, with some fruit and resiny, piney hops.

The flavor is roasted malts with fruity, resiny, piney hops and a roast bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice, slightly mellow, black IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4385) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Shit and bean smell, dirty. Clear brown, thick yellow head, decent lacing. Soil flavor with walnut accents, low intensity, sessionable. No bitterness, low hop presence. Black IPA? Hardly. Dunkelweizen, maybe, but most likely an ABA. Pretty plain.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1569) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet (best by February 6, 2012). Cola-like brown pour with a frothy off-white head. Faint hoppy aroma of grapefruit and wet grass. Nothing unexpected from the flavor; light smoky malts as well as pine, grass, and grapefruit. Easy to drink. A pretty good black IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2011 If you’re looking for a typical winter ale you won’t find it here. If you’re a fan of black IPAs, this is a must-try. Regardless, I think it makes a mighty fine winter beer. It’s deep chestnut brown in color and it has a long-lasting collar of foam, plus lots of sticky lace. Moderate body; soft carbonation; easy to quaff. Malt flavors have wholesome elements of toast, nuts, dark chocolate and a faint hint of wood. Bold yet balanced hops offer bright and aromatic notes of grass, pine and citrus. Delicious beer; much better than I anticipated.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3318) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 15, 2011
bottle-pours deep brown with a ashy soapy dirty looking head, like dirty soap suds. nose is lightly floral, lite toasted grains, nutty, lite cereal (wheat) and some medicnal notes. flavors exhibit the grainy malt profile with some chawky notes. lite medicinal hops with nutty/husky malt flavors and becomes medicinal about mid palate. lite piney finish with some herbal tones as well. not a bad beer but if it had a more puncy hop profile and a little less medicinal/husky qualitiy, this would be top notch.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Poured from bottle. Poured a dark chocolate with a creamy head. Great lacing. Smells of pine needles. Taste is of hops and pine with a smooth finish. Really solid beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2011
From a bottle poured a brown color with a good amount of head. Toasted malty hoppy flavor with a quick finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2011 Bottle. Pours black with a nice creamy tan head. Aroma has a good chocolate and citrus and piney hop notes, nice and nutty too. Flavors have a good juicy citrus hop character with toasted nuts, chocolate, and coffee notes. Med bodied, lively feel. When I first I had I thought it was a hoppy brown, a damn good hoppy brown. The hop character just isn’t big enough to call this a black ipa but its a good beer just as long as you aren’t expecting a nice big black ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2011
sampled very fresh, thought it was totally kickass...Dark and roasty, with great hops in the nose and front of the body. Medium to light body, as I think a hoppy beer should be. Makes you feel good yet refreshes at the same time. Bueno.


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