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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


radioseer's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Dark brown almost ebony color with a cream head. Chocolate and coffee notes in the aroma. Similar flavors in the taste with a more pronounced hoppiness. Soft carbonation and creamy texture. Bitter finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2701) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 5, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque Black/brown color, heavy beige rim head, curtains of lace. Aroma of dark malt. Taste is straight toasted malt that adds light carbonation on the swallow before turning to hops in the finish. Uncomplicated, but full-bodied, and a riot at 5.5%abv. I like it. Recommended.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (768) - Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2015
All three New Holland "Hatter" bombers were vegetal - old maybe? This is pretty "meh" to me. There’s just not much black in this black IPA. Just a little at the end.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrana (551) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2015
Not a style that I am particularly fond of... This one is not bad though. Tastes a bit like black tee. Bitter, light citrus, and roasty notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (1202) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Not bad. Near black pour with dense tan head. Aroma is roast malt, but kind of plain. Taste is roasted malt and hops. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (495) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2015
poured from bomber 2014 vintage...recommended by dusty...poured black with nice creamy head....nose is malt chocolate and my buddy Mr.hops....taste is same with some caramel and pine tossed in...i enjoyed this one....great for the price i paid...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CObiased (102) - - JAN 2, 2015
Bomber - pours nice cola color and medium head that dissipates but laces the glass. The aroma is slightly unbalanced with more citrus and pine than roasty char. Great layered hop presence but not as much burnt flavor as is needed. Delicious but not outstanding. Great for the price of $5

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2900) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2014
651 ml. bottle. 2014 Vintage. Pours a medium, well retained, tiny bubbled, light beige head, with some lacing, over a clear, dark brown (SRM 30) body....nose is roasted malts with chocolate, light coffee notes, light pine, citrus peel, no esters, balanced.....taste is moderate chocolate, coffee, with hints of toffee/caramel sweetness, becoming dry, pine, resin, grapefruit, floral notes, finishing with a lingering moderate hop bitterness, balanced, no esters....mouth feel, light of medium body, no alcohol, light carbonation. This is a light take on the style. It is a session-able Black IPA. It is quite low in alcohol compared to many others in the top 50 on Ratebeer. Additionally, the aromas and flavors, while being reasonably true to style, are all light. It needs more in both the malt and hop backbones to compete with the best. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1495) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Pours a dark black with a large frothy tan head that sticks to the side of the glass. Aroma has a strong piny nose, mild citrus hops in the middle with a nice toasted and roasted malt finish. Some caramel and Munich-like aroma with a light coffee bitter end. Flavor is better as it warms. Starts off with a great toasted malt sweetness with some mild bitter coffee notes right before the hops take over. The bitterness of the malt compliments the piney, resinous from the hops well. A lighter citrus flavor comes in later to help smooth the flavor out. Balanced pretty nicely with a light dryness and low, fine carbonation. Overall not a bad brew. Hops was balanced with the malt quite nicely. For the price, a definite brew I will get again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1615) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle @ the Bent Elbow - poured opaque black - some amber when held to direct light. Decent lasting off white cap. Aromas were PNW - pine, floral-grapefruit, over a nice roasty discernment. Solid chewy body, rich mellow roundness from cold conditioning. Up front you get good balance between sturdy roasty-matiness pushing against a persistent piney-floral hopping - then it goes dry, roasty and lightly bitter in a long silky finish. Very well put together, very drinkable, a good take on the Cascadia dark style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (1044) - Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Black, creamy-tan head, and nice lacing. Floral, licorice, and oak aroma notes. Full bodied, woody, mild roast, and mild lemon notes. Decent balance, medium bitterness, and dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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