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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (2878) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013
bottle. Deep brown with one finger head. Rich toasty malt with big Citra hops. There’s a very nice interplay between the chocolate malt flavor and the fruity hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
This one poured a darker brown color with a beige head. Aroma was lots of citra hops, medium roast too. Flavor was similar but more intense, big juicy fruity citra followed by a mild roast balance. One of if not the best black ipa i’ve ever had. Incredibily balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Thanks to the kind soul who brought this to the last Tampa weekly tasting. Pours a porter brown with an off-white head. Nose is roast, coffee, some tropical fruit, and some earth. Flavor is similar with roast, some unsweet cocoa and big hoppy citrus. Light to medium in body and nice overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onslow (1171) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Pour form a 12 oz bottle. Deep reddish brown ale, clear wehn held up to the light. Generous light tan head. Aroma is modest citrus, grass, hints of roasted grains. Taste is rather tame - a little sweet malt and roasted malt at the start, modest hops late swallow and finish, citrus and maybe a little grass. Faint tones of burnt coffee in the finish that may add a little character. Overall, too tame and restrained for a black IPA, or a standard IPA for that matter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013
shared at Tampa wkly @markwise’s-tan-dk brown. A-citrus, roaty. T-follows. Don’t remember which hops Ray told me are in this :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bwa5879 (669) - Portage, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Brown pour with Carmel hue, inch of beige head. Carmel malt and pine and citrus hop aroma, grass too, very nice. Carbonation is a bit flat, watery mouth feel, finish is roasty but clean. Taste is muted citrus and pine with a subtle roasty malt. Like a roastier watery version of the CPA, not bad but not as good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3201) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle - thanks blowOffTube! Pours deep clear ruby black with a small tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is roasty, pine, citrus. Flavor is the same, light sweet and light bitter, definitely mixing the roast and hops well. Medium body, a bit watery on the palate. Nice effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2013
12oz bottle, big thanks to umich03jm. Poured into my DFH IPA glass. Very dark brown, near black color. Good thin tan head, good retention. Leaves nice lace. Mmmm, awesome citrusy, tropical fruity hop nose to this. Good grassiness. Lots of fresh citrus, some pineapple. Good roast malt, and some chocolate, some cola. Light spicy hop. Medium body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Good moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Nice black IPA. Very tasty. Good chocolately character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (2001) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma of citra hops, malt and hoppy bitterness. Taste is citrusy, bitter, slight roast, very nice with a lot going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (725) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2013
12oz bottle. Black pour with decent off white head and some decent cling. Nose is fairly hop forward but with ample amounts of roast. Taste follows with a surprisingly nice balance of citrus, roasted malt, and tropical fruit notes. Different but certainly in a good way. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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