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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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IPA brewed with black malts which add dark roasted flavors. Dry hopped. Centennial finish. Pairings: Aged cheddars, arugula in vinaigrette, portabella sir-fry.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Pours a rich deep, deep brown black color. A tall dense head sits on top and it leaves plenty of lacing on the glass. Dry hopped, the aroma sports a fresh,oily hop aroma of citrus with plenty of but sutle roasted malts. Taste, one finds roasted malts. The feel on the palette is smooth but also flat with a dry semi-bitter finish. Solid yes but lacks. Lacks in depth of flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (1022) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2012
22 oz. bottle pours an opaque black with a git of red if held to a light. Moderate beige head lingers and makes a bit of lacing. Nose is mostly piney and citrus hops. Aroma also includes dark chocolate and lots of roasted malts. Taste is sweet at first, before the hoppy finish kicks in, with a bit of lingering walnuts. Body is medium without too much carbonation. An enjoyable black IPA Iím glad to have tried.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUL 3, 2012
a solid black IPA as this isnít really my style. good balance with some roasted without burnt notes and the hops. A bit lacking on the good hop aromas with unbalanced bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 29, 2012
22oz bottle pours black with off white head that disappears quickly leaving some lacing on the glass you get the aroma of roasted malts and hops. more of a citrus hop than anything else. the flavor comes from a medium bodied beer strong in hops up front and on the back the roasted malt is underscored throughout...not bad but not great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chanokokoro (138) - Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a globe glass. Pours opaque black with a two and half finger off-white head. The aroma of pine, citrus rind and roasted malt, although a bit more understated rises from the glass. Pine and citrus rind dominate the opening of this brew which transitions to a mild dark chocolate roastiness, and then finishes dry with citrus-like bitterness and a touch of roasted malt. Adequate carbonation, lighter-medium bodied brew. Iíve had Black IPAís I liked more, but Iíve also had some I didnít like as much. A solid, tasty brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (1965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2012
At Rockwellís By no means a hop bomb but decently hopped. A little lighter in body than some other IPA but not in a bad way. Some roasted flavor and some coffee flavor. Decent stuff. Serving: Tap

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10306) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose/taste of resin, pine, cocoa, roasted malt and grassy hops. Medium body. Finishes with dry pine and dark roast bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1196) - Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Very dark brown with red hue underneath, with thin head,good carbonation. Aroma has maltiness with hoppiness .Some chocolate and roast maybe but more of a general fresh maltiness.Some subltle dankness herbal /spice and hoppy. Taste is similar hoppy malty at first but disappers quickly and cleanly toa chaulky dry bittering.Sessionable has a nice piney bitter that goes with a smooth chocolate roast linger at the end

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1463) - Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2012
(Vintage 2012) This beer starts off with a nice pine hop aroma, which fades to a roasted aroma after several minutes. Pours an opaque black, with ruby highlights when held up to the light, and with a full off-white head. The roasted notes pop up, and are then overpowered by a rush of pine hops, which then fade, and allow the roasted malts to appear again. A bit lighter in the mouthfeel and palate, then I prefer. Overall, this is a nice addition to the Black IPA family, and something worth trying.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2502) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2013 Pours a very dark black color with a thick tan head that lingers a long time. Spicy hop aroma to go along with some roasted malt. Taste is fairly bitter, spicy, earthy, and roasty. Mostly smooth finish and the earthy hops linger a bit. Could use some hops but itís a nice smooth black ipa.


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