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RATINGS: 509   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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!


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1213) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2011
A dark brown pour with a frothy, tan head. It has an aroma of pine and resin. The medium body has a oily texture with lively carbonation. The flavor is bitter with little bit of a metallic taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SSSteve (3824) - - NOV 5, 2011
bottle. brown with highlights and large tan head. hoppy nose. flavor is dark and roasty with too much bitter citrusy hops. hmm.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (1008) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown thin head. Smoky plus resiny. Hoppy with a funky taste. Dry but not a long finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3843) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Sampled at the the Sweet Sixteen Richmond Gathering. Dark brown pour with offwhite head ring. Smells foresty hop and slightly roasty. Alsmost smells like weed. Pretty tasty like the same. Not the best bipa i’ve had, but its pretty damn good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3295) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Pour is a black with a tan head. Aroma is a big pine hop nose. Flavor is at first caramel malts with some chocolate and again those hops show up. Finish leaves a lot of hop resin on the tounge. This was a very solid black IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4044) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Pine and a bit of musty maltiness in the aroma. The flavor is piney mixed with a splash of chocolate. Very well combo of malts and hops, among the few Black IPAs I’ve had that don’t seem like an IPA with black food coloring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9449) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle @ home. Deep brown appearance with a light brown head. Super roasty, light wheat, slightly burnt malty, moderately piney, earthy hoppy aroma. Very roasty, deep malty, slight wheat, toasty burnt flavor with a good amount of piney, earthy hops. Really an interesting choice for a winter seasonal- don’t you guys know that you have to either make a barley wine or an English Strong Ale for this season?! Drinks nicely but not very special.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoePeesie (877) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Pours a thin black with a white head that fades fast and laces nicely. Nose and taste are of malts, a touch of smoke, dark woody tasting hops. Overall an interesting choice of style for a winter seasonal an above average beer one of the BIPA’s I have actually enjoyed (not a huge fane of BIPS) and for a very reasonable price.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2011
had this the other night.. good stuff. made you want it to snow! has a full body with a medium pour

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
fiercepanda (594) - Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2011
A dark red beer with a medium off-white head. The aroma and flavor are similar, very vegetal and a bit like a cleaner. i don’t think I would try this again.


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