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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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The black IPA is a wonderful winter beer. Its hoppy character is sure to warm you up on a chilly Michigan winter night. Made with Chinook, Columbus and Cascade hops and Pilsner, C-40, Midnight Wheat and Carapils malts.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2582) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2014
12 oz bottle pours black with a off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, floral and citrus. Taste is roast, grapefruit and caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Pours a deep black with a medium creamy tan head that laced. Aroma of piney and citrusy hops with a hint of roast and chocolate. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, nice and dry with just a touch of roast.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle. Chocolate malt and pine/orange peel aroma. Black with small head. Chocolate malt and moderately bitter pine/orange peel flavor. Nice blending of malt and hops. Very tasty.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Errl (1898) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2014
Bottle..Pour us dark black with a light tan head..nose is roast, spice, chocolate, hop, floral..Taste is roast, chocolate, spice, earth, floral hop,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3576) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
bottle. Near black with small head. Roasted malt base with substantial hops. Averagish black IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4538) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle: Black with a tall, thick, dark tan head. Chocolate, pepper, grapefruit peel aroma. Flavour is roasty, almost a chile heat to it... Spicy, herbal hops. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4540) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Pours dark brown with a good sized rocky light tan head. The aroma has some roast. coffee, chocolate and bits of grapefruit. It has a medium body with quite a bit of carbonation. The flavor starts off with smooth cocoa, cream, earthy hops and some spice. The finish has more hops presence with earthy, pine and citrus along with the mild stout character. Good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (2968) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2014
From a bottle. Pours almost black with a bubbly, frothy tan head and thick lacing. Tastes like bitter chocolate, burnt coffee, burnt toast, roasted grains, light earthiness. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like burnt earth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4105) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, light coffee, some earthiness, faint fig, and faint prunes. Flavor is heavy roast with dark chocolate bitterness, light ash, and faint dark fruit esters; dry, roast finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3167) - Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2014
12 ounce bottle into tulip, bottled on 2/11/2014. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, citrus rind, dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, light char, pine, floral, grass, and floral/roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of citrus/pine hops and roasted malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, citrus rind, cocoa, dark chocolate, roast, light char, pine, floral, grass, and floral/roast earthiness. Fair amount of pine/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, orange/lemon zest, citrus rind, cocoa, roast, light char, pine, floral, grass, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of citrus/pine hops and roasted malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice black IPA. All around good balance and complexity of hop and roasted malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.


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