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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bwa5879 (615) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3020) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6022) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (1876) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (706) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (1520) - Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2014 Bottle: Black as night with a somewhat gray & beige tinted head that takes its time receding and leaves nice webs of lace as it goes down. Aroma is full of pine, sharp citrus peels, a chocolate-y roast, light hop oils, & faint tropical fruit. Light pepper-y notes, too. Taste includes some piney, resinous hops up front & towards the mid-palate with a little bit of zesty orange & citrus peel, but onwards the brew is dominated by a thick roastiness. Light cocoa powder, roast, woodsiness, with only a tingle of leftover bitter leafiness from the hops. Not as citric as you’d expect (considering the name) but a good beer nonetheless, more like a hopped-up porter than anything. Grew even more cocoa-y in the finish as it warmed up. I like it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (674) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Citrus up front. Roasty flavors throughout and a crisp hop finish. A very different and interesting beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fattybladdy (507) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle, dark brown in color with a light creamy head. Scent is fresh and citrusy. Taste of citrus hops infused with roasted chocolate, pretty well blended. Smooth and tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1474) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Nice tropical fruit aroma and initial taste. Aftertaste was muddled between tropical fruit, roast and bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigtaster (544) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2013
From bottle, black with small tan head. Fruit citrus hops, slight pine, a bit of caramel. Body is light and very easy drinking, some nice spice, grass with slight pine bitter finish. Dark chocolate. Great, like a session black ipa.


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