rubbishystuff (1979) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the brewpub. Enjoyed it as I did the regular long 9. Interesting citrusy hop flavor with the special new hop but a black ipa with that much else going on may not be the best to showcase the hop. Serving: cask
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hayduke (3578) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At brewpub. Black with a tan head. Burn malts. Citrus as well. Medium body. Flavor is nice blend of roasted matts and citrus hops. Bitter finish. Very tasty.
Strykzone (5385) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared pint at the brewery beer garden. Listed as 7.7%. black with a tan head. First sip made me look for berries on the description. Currants are there. Those are out front. Hops bring bitterness and some citrus. They grow. A very different take on the black IPA theme. Short of delicious but still quite nice.