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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (779) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2014
12oz bottle - pours a medium black with tan head. Huge pine aromas with pink grapefruit . Taste is mildly roasty , loads of bitter juicy citrus . Palate is fairly light with crisp hop punch . Very drinkable . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1266) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle from Champanes, this ale had a clear dark brown pour (this beer was a dark red when held up to a light), and gave a two to three finger head of off-white and faint tan bubbles from a fast pour, the cover lowered to thin layer with a little open area on top and sticky ring with lacing on the sides of the glass, it left some nice spots and fingers of lacing on the glass, the nose had aromas of roasted malt, citrus, lemon and faint pine hops, some dark fruit that was similar to prune and date, faint coffee and a little malt sweetness and faint caramel, the flavors were roasted malt, some coffee, caramel, faint dark fruit, the finish had a hop bitterness that was about medium and roasted malt trailing afterwards, the mouth feel was light to medium, it was creamy and had average carbonation, this beer had a nice nose and the flavor was a tad less so, this drink was not boring at first but started to go that way towards the end of the glass, I find that Black IPAs sort of bore me, this drink was not that boring which is a good thing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Black brown pour into a snifter. Small mocha head. Smell is citrus, juicy hops, roasted malts. Taste follows, tropical fruits, roast, bit of bakers chocolate bitterness. One of the best black IPAs I have had. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3840) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Poured a black color with aromas of roast, citrus and pine. Flavors were light roast and earth followed by citrus, hops and pine. One of the better black ipas out there.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paintedmaple (436) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Silky almost black pour with bright fresh hop flavor over roasted coffee beans this also has a complex fruitiness (Citra) that really works well with the dark flavors. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6980) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle, from Sammy. Very dark brown, nearly black. Papaya fruit hop character, ripe melon, very sweet, with underlying silky roast. Big piney bitterness. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6861) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a light brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has an interesting combination of citrus, light pine, dark grains and light roasted malts. Flavor starts with smooth roasted malts and a hint of chocolate and has bitter citrus in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
12 oz. bottle shared by b3shine- thanks, Beau! Pours a deep brown color with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted and chocolaty malts, nuts, tobacco, ash, and piney hops. The flavor is more heavily malty and toasty, and for some reason that works. Light-medium bodied, with a dry, toasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. I expected the Citra to be more pronounced here, but I really enjoyed the beer nonetheless. Really dig what I’ve had from this brewery so far.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4125) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 8, 2013
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of citrusy hops, roasted and dark malts, some pale malts, and light dough. Flavor the same with a good amount of hops. Average texture. An interesting beer, but I think the dark malts cover up the great flavor of these citrusy hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
darb85 (77) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Well balanced. Sweet nose. Very malty finish very smooth with a bit of a bitter finish


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