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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
finn1918 (193) - Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Pours a deep red that appears black in the glass with a good 3 fingers of light tan head. Aroma is somewhat weak for the style, but typical roast and piney, soapy hops. Taste is weak for the style, but sweet and very drinkable. Moderate bitterness on the finish. Palate is somewhat foamy and light; a little too carbonated and could stand to be thicker. Overall, this is an okay black IPA at a reasonable price, but there are better examples of the style out there.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1213) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Interesting black IPA. Prototypical roasted notes, but surprisingly there's some chocolate going on as well, with accompanying sweetness. Quite smooth and very drinkable, but limited hops other a slight bitterness infusing the base malt. I would call this one more of a hoppy porter than a black IPA. As the latter, B; as the former, A-; overall B+. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Deep red brown color. Aromas of coffee, barley, woodiness. Roasted grain palate with a fairly bitter finish. Medium body. Slight dark chocolate note up front as well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1869) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2013
“Vintage 2013” served in a snifter. The very dark brown body, nearly black in the glass, is covered by a thin and fragile, light tan head. The head soon reduced to a ring but left decent lacing. Smells like an IPA with extra sweet malts. Its rather floral, and more roasted malts come out as it warms. The flavor reflects the hops, the sweet malt, but also plenty of dark roasted malts. Floral, spicy and citrusy hops flavors with a little earthy and tropical fruit flavor. Nice finish and aftertaste with hops and dark roasted grains in good balance, and a mild bitterness. M: The body was medium; medium+ amount of carbonation lent some crispness. O: A milder, gentler, better balanced black IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ESBob (358) - Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2013
On Tap. Pours a nearly opaque black. Aroma is a combo of toffee and coffee. Light malt and toffee in the taste. Smooth finish. A nice brew!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzuriel (1308) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Black Hatter Pours a rich black brown with a very small head. Nose is very lightly of malted barley with a medium roast and just a hint of touch of pine hops. Taste is a faint hops at the beginning which resolves quickly into a nice roasted coffee malt richness. Finish more like a dry stout than an IPA. Very interesting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3315) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Pours a deep, cool sable with a very thick and rather persistent tan head. Roast malt aroma has notes of hops, wood and caramel. Flavor echoes the roast malt and hops of the aroma, but not as strongly. Maybe this was not their best batch. Texture is fairly fizzy, but a tad thin. Still, a good job. Let it go to your head (but please call a cab!)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2778) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Pours cola brown with an aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and pine. Roasted malt, pine resin, chocolate flavor with a decent hop bite. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6266) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Tap at Happy Gnome. Very dark pour with a sticky foamy head. Pine resin, creamy texture, with a roasty edge. Very nice black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
akoeninger (430) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Purchased a bomber. Nice dark color with some red highlights nice tan head. Piney hop aroma with a roasty, toasty side. Clean, balanced beer with an earthy hoppy flavor that ends with a hint of roasted malt. Solid black ups. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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